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Azealia Banks throws racial slurs at Zayn Malik in Twitter rant

By Marilyn Malara
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Azealia Banks throws racial slurs at Zayn Malik in Twitter rant
Azealia Banks attacked Zayn Malik on social media this week for allegedly using her creative ideas. File photo by Christian Bertrand/Shutterstock

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- Azealia Banks took to social media to verbally attack singer Zayn Malik, and eventually television personality Skai Jackson, in a bizarre Twitter rant.

To begin, the rapper claimed on Tuesday that Malik stole some of her creative ideas from music videos and shows in a teasing post on Instagram, saying she wasn't "mad about this though. Zayn is a cutie pie."

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Once he caught wind of the claim, the "Like I Would" singer tweeted at the rapper, asking "why you been saying nasty things about me? I wasn't talking about you lol."

The reply then prompted an angry rant from Banks, according to Us Weekly.

"When your entire extended family has been obliterated by good ol the U.S of A will you still be trying to act like a white boy pretending to be black?" Banks replied in the now-deleted rant. "Do you understand that you are a sand [expletive] who emulates white boys' renditions of black male hood? Do you know how lost and culture less you are?"

After some time, Malik -- who is part Pakistani and openly Muslim -- shot back again, this time refusing to tag Banks in his posts. "No lies... I see you reaching but I don't care," he said in one tweet. "My @'s too good for you,"

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The brief response allegedly prompted Banks to shoot back harder, claiming "I make better music than you. Simmer down with that fake white boy rebellion and that wannabe beiber [sic] swag," she said. "Lol u a [expletive] [expletive] for even responding like that," Banks continued, later calling him "hairy" and "curry scented."

The rapper wasn't yet done with Malik after those tweets, she then claimed she will start calling Malik a "punjab," as a slur. Punjab is actually a state in India.

Later, television star Skai Jackson added her own comment to the situation, saying Banks needed to "simmer down a little."

Within minutes, Banks was then targeting the 14-year-old actress, saying "you aren't a star. You aren't a topic. You're a meme."

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But Jackson did not back down, later calling banks "bitter and miserable," before calling her out for "hiding behind" her weave, according to Vibe.

Since the public rant and subsequent feuds, Banks has deleted her Twitter history, leaving only two tweets including a video quoting Osho and a photo of Skai Jackson.

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