Palin vs. Banks: Azealia Banks launched a Twitter tirade against Sarah Palin – over a satirical “news” article that was sourced out of someone’s imagination. The Harlem rapper completely lost her cool, going barbarously berserk after she thought the former Alaska governor said that black people “liked” slavery. The 24-year-old singer and songwriter tossed out vulgarities like conjunctions – even disgustingly intimating that Palin be gang-sexually assaulted.
Writes the Washington Post on April 6: “The Banks-Palin imbroglio apparently began when a satirical article presented Palin’s alleged view of slavery on March 31… Banks, however, appeared to take the article at face value. What followed was a stream of graphic tweets on Sunday — many since deleted, but preserved by the ever-watchful right-wing Media Research Center and Breitbart — that suggested Palin engage in variety of sex acts with black men.”
The article, posted on the bunk news site Newslo.com, a “hybrid news and satire platform,” was titled: “Even The French Understand That Slavery Wasn’t Our Fault, Because The Negroes Liked It.”
In it, Palin definitely did not say: “I’m going to say it once again loudly and clearly: Negroes loved being slaves and they were doing just fine under our rules. So, you see, you can’t really blame us for any of it, not legitimately.”
But evidently Azealia cannot distinguish fabricated news from reality, and trotted out filthy tweets to Palin about slavery and black men that are too obscene to even write about or link. This coming from a person who says African-Americans are owed reparations for slavery, and that she hates “everything about this country.”
“Like, I hate fat white Americans,” Banks said in March of 2015. “All the people who are crunched into the middle of America, the real fat and meat of America, are these racist conservative white people who live on their farms.”
Palin, in response, took to her Facebook page, refusing to even use Ms. Banks’ name:
“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.”
Palin continued the lecture, but called on Azealia to stand with her against the heinous acts that the rapper was wishing to dish out on Palin.
“In this life, you’re blessed to have been given an influential platform,” Palin wrote. “So have I. Why don’t we strengthen both our platforms and work together on something worthwhile – like condemning racism, along with empowering young women to defend themselves against a most misogynist, degrading, devastating assault perpetrated by evil men — rape.”
Palin then vowed to scroll through her “young daughter’s playlist” and delete any music downloaded by Banks.
In an open-letter published on her Tumblr account, Banks issued an apology to the 2008 VP nominee, writing in part:
“…Since learning that the article was not published officially, I sincerely apologize for any emotional distress or reputational scarring I may have caused you. In my honest defense, I was completely kidding. 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… All in all, woman to woman, I hope you will accept my sincerest apology.”
And yet, Azealia couldn’t help herself, and tossed in another low-blow jab:
“P.S.: -I am an EXTREMELY intelligent woman, Mrs. Palin… Twitter is not real, neither is your opinion of me!… If Bristol Palin listened to my music she probably wouldn’t have all those [expletive] kids!!!!”
So Palin intends to sue.
“I’ve had enough of the unanswered threats and attacks against my family and me,” she stated to People. “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.”
What do you think about this Palin and Banks feud?