Rap singer Azealia Banks unloaded on Irish people as “inbred leprechauns” in a disgusting social media rant that left her buried under backlash.
After slamming the Irish for lacking “white privilege,” the 27-year-old rapper continued to hurl insults on her Instagram account following an incident that lead to her storming off an Aer Lingus flight from London’s Gatwick Airport to Dublin, Ireland, The Daily Mail reported.
The rapper slammed the flight’s cabin crew as “f**king ugly Irish women” on Monday and left the plane after she claimed she was “cornered” by Aer Lingus staff and treated like a “wild animal” on a “travel day from hell.”
“I’ve worked too hard in my life to be cornered by some f**king ugly Irish b*tch. These f**king ugly Irish women here,” she ranted in a video on her Instagram account after the incident. “It’s always the same sh*t when I come to the UK. Getting singled out by the haggard, old white ladies, every f*cking time…they’re like ‘Oh who is this black girl in business class?’…They always trying to play you like ‘It’s not racism.'”
“People are so addicted to Azealia Banks trauma porn that they hop on ANY opportunity to try and make it seem like my life is all sad and horrible,” she wrote later. “I’m FINE GUYS! I didn’t get kicked off the plane. I got off the plane on my own. When I got off the plane they kept chastising me and saying they were gonna call the police (for no reason) and it made me cry.”
She seemed to be trying to put it behind her at her sold-out show at The Academy in Dublin on Tuesday when she told the crowd, “I want to dedicate this to all the beautiful Irish women that are here.”
But the peace was short-lived as the New York rapper was back at it later in the week, responding to critics on her social media posts.
“Don’t you have a famine to go die in?” she wrote to one, referring to the 1845 Great Famine of Ireland.
“Because most of you can’t talk or write lol. You lot are a bunch of prideful inbred leprechauns who have ZERO global influence and ZERO white privilege,” she spewed. “The rest of the world’s white folks don’t want to associate you lot at all and it’s because you are barbarians.”
Want to see a true racist? Azalea Banks to the Irish.. pic.twitter.com/mtz4c3wzUr
— Kirstin (@Kirstin05944934) January 25, 2019
“I’m happiest knowing the Irish are quarantined on an isle so they can continue to inbreed and keep their defective genes away from humanity,” she added later.
Banks eventually cried victim again and complained to mixed martial artist and Irish prizefighter, Connor McGregor, asking him for help against those who were “bullying” her.
The posts, which were soon deleted, sparked furious backlash as even those who attended the show and considered themselves fans reconsidered.
“It was a real pity. I don’t see how anyone would have respect for her after she mocked our culture and past. I’m definitely not a fan anymore,” one fan named Mary told BBC News. “I don’t think she’s welcome back in Ireland.”
The sentiments were the same on Twitter.
The whole of Ireland would like to know why Azalea Banks thinks it’s ok to call us all “inbred leprechauns” and asking if we have “a famine to go die in”.
— butler e (@emoobutler) January 24, 2019
— Mark_morley (@The_irish_mark) January 24, 2019
— Susan Barnard (@mrssbarnard) January 25, 2019
How is she not being arrested for a hate crime ? If it was someone talking against Blacks, Women or Muslims they would be arrested immediately. Our society is barely able to stand united in anything. @metpoliceuk @IrishTimes #azeliabanks
— Jacket Journalist (@jacketspotter) January 25, 2019
Wow as an Irish American… https://t.co/ZL9Jn68tWR
— Chris Keck (@keck1157) January 25, 2019
I don’t know who this is, but she can kiss my white Irish arse!
— BoneWhisperer (@ShawnPSweeney) January 25, 2019
Maybe she’s treated poorly by flight attendants because she’s so bitchy and arrogant and not because of her race? Just a thought.
— Craig Corsini (@craig_corsini) January 25, 2019
Who is this and why is this news
— Sdevs (@Sdevs1) January 25, 2019
I love that half of Irish twitter is outraged that Azalea Banks called Irish women ugly, and the other half is asking who Azalea Banks is.
— Caroline Guerin (@irishwoodkern) January 22, 2019
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