Azealia Banks is without a Twitter account after a racist rant against singer Zayn Malik. But she’s not without an Instagram account, which is what she used on Sunday to issue an apology.
Banks offered her “sincerest apologies to the world” in a posting on Instagram.
“Employing racial/sexual slurs/stereotypes in attempts to make fun of or degrade another person or group is not fair or fun for anyone,” wrote Banks, who performed in Istanbul on Sunday.
Coming to Banks’ defense over the weekend was legendary actress Bette Midler.
Midler didn’t understand why Banks’ Twitter was deleted, when people like Donald Trump spout racist rhetoric all the time on the social media platform.
Twitter deactivated Azealia Banks’ account for homophobia & racism?
So why is Donald Trump still here?
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) May 15, 2016
But I guess this tweet sums it up:
@BetteMidler because white cishet men can do whatever they want without consequences ?
— Libra Babe♎️ (@CheyNicole2014) May 15, 2016
At time of publication, Banks remains banned from Twitter.