Azealia Banks aims racial slurs at Zayn Malik

Rapper had accused ex-One Direction star of plagiarism

Azealia Banks has aimed racial slurs towards former One Direction member Zayn Malik in a rant following her accusations that he plagiarised her in his new music video.

The disagreement began when Banks took objection to Malik’s new ‘Like I Would’ video, which was released on Tuesday (May 10). She posted a picture to Instagram, pointing out the alleged similarities to her previous videos and style choices. “Damn Zayn be mood boarding the fuck of out me,” she wrote, adding: “I’m not mad about this though. Zayn is a cutie pie”.

Malik later seemed to address Banks’ criticism in a pair of tweets, writing: “No lies… I see you reaching but I don’t care”. He then added: “My @’s too good for you”.

Damn Zayn be mood boarding the fuck of out me .. I’m not mad about this though. Zayn is a cutie pie

A photo posted by Azealia Banks (@azealiabanks) on

In response to Malik’s tweets, Banks embarked on a Twitter tirade in which she made many racial and homophobic slurs aimed at the Bradford-born singer. See those tweets below.

https://twitter.com/AZEALIABANKS/status/730145518198902784

https://twitter.com/AZEALIABANKS/status/730144930933428226

https://twitter.com/AZEALIABANKS/status/730146154143490048

https://twitter.com/AZEALIABANKS/status/730147217336578048

https://twitter.com/AZEALIABANKS/status/730165089576333313

https://twitter.com/AZEALIABANKS/status/730165467596328960

https://twitter.com/AZEALIABANKS/status/730165930668503042

https://twitter.com/AZEALIABANKS/status/730173000943841281

Malik has since responded to Banks’ insults, claiming that his initial tweets had not been about her:

Watch Malik’s video for ‘Like I Would’ below.

Azealia Banks recently endorsed Donald Trump for US President, describing him as “evil, like America”.

The rapper also recently called Beyoncé a “thief” and said that her album ‘Lemonade’ is bad for black women and feminism.