Azealia Banks Apologizes to Sarah Palin, Palin Promises To Sue [Details]
Rucuss staffApril 6, 2016
Azealia Banks has gotten herself in a world of trouble.
Sarah Palin plans on suing Banks for a series of explicit now deleted tweets. One tweets that sticks out was this one: “Let’s find the biggest burliest blackest negroes and let them run a train on her. Film it and put it on worldstar.”
Banks’ harsh comments were in response to a fake story that she believed to be true. Palin was quoted as saying that black people willingly accepted slavery. However, as Banks has learned, those comments were not from a creditable website.
In response to the tweets, Palin penned a letter to Banks on Facebook.
“Hey Female Rapper – listen up, little darling,” Palin wrote. “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.” Read Palin’s entire letter below.
Banks responded with an apology.
“Since learning that the article was not published officially, I sincerely apologize for any emotional distress or reputational scarring i may have caused you,” she told Palin in an open letter.
”In my honest defense, i was completely kidding,” Banks added. “I happen to have a really crass, New-York-City sense of humor, and regularly make silly jokes in attempts make light of situations which make me uncomfortable. As the fabric of the American Nation is EMBEDDED with racism, I merely made a raCIALly driven joke to counter what i believed to be real, raCIST rhetoric. Also, i never said you should be raped. I used the term “run a train,” which is slang for group sex, NOT for ‘rape.’”
Banks also tweeted, “When you’re a public figure who courts attention, you can’t sue ppl for making jokes. Freedom of Speech girllllyyyyy”
It’s unclear whether this letter will stop Palin from suing, but the former politician told PEOPLE that the tweets were harmful to her in many ways.
“I’ve had enough of the unanswered threats and attacks against my family and me,” Palin said. “So, for the first time I’m going to enjoy the only retribution some protected ‘celebrities’ seem to understand—I’m suing Azealia Banks and can’t wait to share my winnings with others who have gone defenseless against lies and dangerous attacks far too long.”
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