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Azealia Banks banned from festival, Twitter over homophobic, racist remarks

Singer Zayn Malik
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Azealia Banks has not only been dropped from the London music festival “Born and Bred,” but her Twitter account has also been suspended indefinitely reports NewNowNext.

The New York raised rapper went on a social media rant against One Direction alumni Zayn Malik (Zayn) after accusing him of stealing her look for his new video.

Banks began tweeting a number of racist and homophobic things aimed at Zayn, including calling him a, “faggot,” “sand n***er,” and, “curry scented bitch.”

“Rinse,” the producers of the “Born and Bred” music festival sent a Tweet of their own, announcing that Banks is no longer welcome to sing at the event.

“’Rinse, Born and Bred’ is a celebration of rave culture, and has been created for everyone. We celebrate inclusivity and equality.”

Banks has said in the past she identifies as bisexual.

In a 2012 New York Times article, the singer explained some of her female domineering lyrics, “I’m not trying to be, like, the bisexual, lesbian rapper. I don’t live on other people’s terms.”

Zayn Malik is currently dating U.S. model Gigi Hadid.