Azealia Banks Dropped From Festival After Racism Towards Zayn Malik | Music News – Conversations About Her

Azealia Banks Dropped From Festival After Racism Towards Zayn Malik | Music News

Conversations About Her

Azealia Banks Dropped From Festival After Racism Towards Zayn Malik | Music News

Azealia Banks

 

Not one to shy away from saying exactly what they think, Azealia Banks has once again caused quite a stir on Twitter.

 

Banks’ comments were deemed offensive enough for UK festival Rinse | Born & Bred to withdraw her headline slot. The festival announced the cancellation earlier today, finishing it off with: “Rinse | Born & Bred is a celebration of rave culture and has been created for EVERYONE. We celebrate inclusivity and equality”.

 

Here’s the run-down: after a misunderstanding in which Banks thought Zayn Malik copied a music video, Malik tweeted something soon after which Banks thought, wrongly, was aimed at her. This provoked a series of offensive tweets, a majority of which were racist. Not only has Banks’ festival appearance been revoked, but people are calling for her Twitter account to be deleted, including Lily Allen.

 

On the other hand, Indians and Pakistanis have turned one insult into a hashtag (#curryscentedbitch) to empower themselves.

 

#Peace.Love.AzealiaBanks

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Shanade McConney

Shanade McConney

A keen writer with a BA in Creative Writing and a strong passion for rock and electronic, Shanade is eager to combine writing with her love for music. In 2004, she attended Reading Festival (affectionately dubbed 'Reading Rock' as a teen) and has been a fan of live shows ever since. Music inspires her, whether it's writing about it or listening to it as she writes.
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