- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 12, 2016

Earlier this year she tweeted a close-up shot of genitalia to conservative bloggers and attacked former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, suggesting she should be gang-raped.

But it was reportedly a stream of homophobic and racist tweets at Zayn Malik which caused the microblogging service Twitter to suspend rapper Azealia Banks’s account on Thursday.

The action by Twitter comes a day after Ms. Banks was booted from the upcoming Born & Bred music festival in London for swipes at Mr. Malik, including referring to him as a “faggot” and “curry scented bitch.”

Mr. Malik is British of Pakistani ethnic heritage. In March he released a solo album entitled “Mind of Mine” which includes “Intermission: Flower,” a song sung entirely in Urdu, his father’s native tongue.

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