Azealia Banks, the rapper who burst onto the ‘net scene with 2011’s brilliant “212,” and then seemingly derailed her own potentially great career through social media self-sabotage, capped it off last week by getting herself banned from Twitter after a series of racially pointed tweets at singer and former One Directioner Zayn Malik. Those tweets also got her dropped from a headlining show in the UK as well as from her UK booking agency, but they didn’t get her dropped from a show in Istanbul — or banned from Instagram.
After performing that show, she posted somewhat of a screed to Instagram, apologizing for her statements made against Zayn. She wrote, “Employing racial/sexual slurs/stereotypes in attempts to make fun of or degrade another person or group is absolutely unacceptable and is not fair or fun for anyone,” continuing, “I give my deepest apologies.”
After this apology, Banks continued to elucidate on her statements, and went on to apologize to curry — the food — which is understandable because curry is delicious. “I feel compelled to clear the air with curry itself because that’s a bridge I don’t want to burn. I still want to be able to enjoy it freely without guilt or judgment.”
Read the full statements below: