Azealia Banks has gone against her wishes and has stayed on social media. While it’s not clear whether or not she’s back on Twitter, she’s still causing controversy on Instagram.
Not even a month after she promised to quit social media “for good,” Azealia Banks returned to Instagram to stir up some more drama. This time around, the rapper decided to attack Zayn Malik once again. As seen in a screenshot that immediately went viral on social media, Banks commented on an Instagram post about Malik’s GQ spread, writing, “He legit looks like he used to be a girl. He gives me transman teas.”
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) August 11, 2016
Zayn’s fans weren’t happy. They came after Azealia, saying that she has never headlined a major tour and that he has her on his alerts. Some of his fans are even hoping that Azealia will be banned from all the major social media sites one day.
Back in May, Banks’ Twitter account was suspended after she tweeted a series of racist and homophobic slurs directed at Malik, according to a report via Celebuzz. Banks’ insensitive comments caused her to lose her headlining gig at the U.K. festival Born & Bred. She then apologized to the “Pillowtalk” singer and promised that she would never use the slur “f*ggot” ever again, in a now-deleted Instagram post.
“The amount of people that get hurt when I use the word vs. the amount of people I’ve said it to are just not worth it. This isn’t a cop out, its just me realizing that words hurt. [SIC]”
Earlier this month, on her Facebook page, Azealia Banks told her fans that she was going to quit all forms of social media for good.
“I’m seriously tired of peoples [SIC] feelings,” the “212” rapper wrote. “I’m tired of seeing their overly sensitive reactions and responses to everything. I’m tired of having everything I say or do be monitored and I’m tired of being told how I should be behaving. I’m quitting Facebook, and any other form of social media that allows me to engage with people. My legacy can’t live and die on the Internet.”
It looks like Banks didn’t make good on either of her promises. She’s still lurking on social media and she’s still making offensive remarks about others. According to a previous report via HotNewHipHop.com, Banks has quit social media in the past, and immediately returned, much to the dismay of everyone. These days, it seems like Banks is known more for her controversial social media comments rather than her music.
Azealia Banks for Billboard Magazine. pic.twitter.com/O7WWIRi3qy
— Slay-B. (@AZEAJIABANKS) July 20, 2016
She is trying to change that though. The rapper said that she no longer wants to be known as Azealia Banks. In fact, the announcement was made by the members of her management team who shared the news on her new Twitter account @AzealiaBanksNYC, according to Bella Naija.
“Upon release of the highly anticipated Fantasea 11: The Second Wave, our NYC songstress will be changing her stage name simply to ‘Azealia,'” reads the Twitter page.
— billboard (@billboard) August 3, 2016
Her new stage name, which has her dropping her last name, comes after the news of her new mixtape, Fantasea Project, which will pave the wave for her upcoming album, Business & Pleasure. Whether or not Azealia’s new album is the most anticipated album of the year is yet to be seen. These days, people are mostly rooting for Azealia to leave social media for good. They are not usually listening to her music.
Zayn is not the only pop star she’s had beef with. Back in July, she accused Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift of plagiarism, according to a report via NME. Banks claims that Swift stole her nickname and used it for her “Bad Blood” video and that Gaga took direct influence from her for her 2013 release, ArtPop.
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