Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has hit out at rapper Azealia Banks for graphic comments the latter made about her online.
Banks recently posted a now-deleted series of tweets after reading a fake news story she believed to be real, which alleged that Palin had said that “negroes loved being slaves”.
In response to the supposed comments, Banks reportedly wrote on Twitter: “Sarah Palin needs to have her hair shaved off to a buzz cut, get headfucked by a big veiny, ashy, black dick then be locked in a cupboard… Let’s find the biggest burliest blackest negroes and let them run a train on her. Film it and put it on Worldstar.” She has since deleted the tweets.
Palin responded to the tweets in a post on her official Facebook post, writing: “Hey Female Rapper – listen up, little darling. No one has any idea what you’re wigging out about in these bizarre, violent rants against me, but you’re obviously not exercising enough intelligence to acknowledge you’ve been sucked into believing some fake interview in which I supposedly offered comments representing the antithesis of my truth.”
Palin continued to call on Banks to “strengthen both our platforms and work together on something worthwhile – like condemning racism, along with empowering young women to defend themselves against a most misogynist, degrading, devastating assault perpetrated by evil men – rape.”
“I’ll go through my young daughter’s playlist to make sure there hasn’t been any inadvertent addition of any anti-woman, pro-rape garbage that you seem to endorse, which perpetuates the cultural challenges we face in America,” she added. “I encourage other parents to do the same. God bless you Ms. Banks, as you consider a change of heart.”
Palin later told People that she is “in discussions with attorneys” over the prospect of suing Banks and “can’t wait to share my winnings with others who have gone defenceless against lies and dangerous attacks far too long”.
Banks later posted an open letter directed at Palin on her Tumblr page. “I want to start this letter off by telling you that I actually, really like you,” she wrote, praising Palin for her charisma and passion.
She also elaborated on her original remarks, writing: “I used the term ‘run a train,’ which is slang for group sex, not for ‘rape.’ There are many distinctions between the two. As a woman, I would never trivialise something as lewd and criminal to provide myself any sort of comic relief because it simply just isn’t funny.”
“All in All, Woman to Woman, I hope you will accept my sincerest apology,” Banks added. She later tweeted: “LOL, if Sarah Palin actually decides to sue me I’ll only use the controversy to make myself an even larger American Cultural Figure… The Sarah Palin page in history will be condensed to a footnote in the Azealia Banks chapter. Well behaved women seldom make history.”
Azealia Banks recently released her new mixtape ‘Slay-Z’. The eight-track mixtape featured the previously released singles ‘The Big Big Beat’ and ‘Used to Being Alone’. Rick Ross and Nina Sky also appear as guests on two tracks.