Twitter Suspends Azealia Banks Following Controversial Tweetstorm

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Twitter suspended Azealia Banks’ account after she tweeted accusations and racially-charged remarks to Zayn Malik and 14-year-old Disney star Skai Jackson on Wednesday.

The incident started when she called out former One Direction member Malik in an Instagram post, insinuating he drew heavily from her music video for one of his own. She then tweeted at Zayn during an exchange, calling him a “curry scented b—-” (Malik is of Pakistani descent), and directed a stream of inappropriate tweets at Jackson, who got involved by telling her to “simmer down.”

Attempting to visit Banks’ Twitter profile on Thursday morning brought users to this page, which says the account has been suspended. Twitter did not immediately respond to an inquiry about the suspension, but in addition to spam or account security at risk, the service explains here how it will suspend a user for “Abusive Tweets or behavior.”

Following Banks’ posts, the Rinse FM’s Born & Bred Festival in London announced it had cancelled her upcoming headline performance. Meanwhile, an internet campaign was brewing to get Banks’ Twitter account suspended.

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