Is Azealia Banks on a Forgiveness Tour?

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In a step towards changing her bully reputation, Azealia has written an apology to singer Zayn Malik

It’s been a rough week for hip hop artist Azealia Banks.

After she claimed to have been physically assaulted by actor Russell Crowe while attending a gathering in his Beverly Hills hotel suite, veteran Wu Tang rapper RZA—who brought her to the event—denied it ever happening, putting blame on Banks’ actions.

Related: RZA Speaks On Confrontation Between Azealia Banks And Russell Crowe

She also bailed on the record deal she had signed with RZA’s record label [LINK: http://www.complex.com/music/2016/10/azealia-banks-pulling-out-record-deal-rza-following-fight-with-russell-crowe]
But it now seems that the incident has deeply affected the outspoken rapper, and she has written a letter of apology to one of her previous twitter foes: former One Direction band member, Zayn Malik.

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Related: Azealia Banks Speaks Out About Alleged Assault, No Longer Signing With RZA

In May, the Harlem native took to Twitter to accuse Malik of plagiarizing her “Like I would” video. The tirade then turned racist with Banks calling Malik a "sand n-----" and a "f-----". Her twitter account was suspended.

But she saw the light Friday in her apology to Malik saying, she is learning to taking accountability for her words -- an acknowledgment of her reputation as cyberbully
"There are no words that can fully express how sorry I am," the letter begins. "Recent events have taught me the importance of taking accountability for one's actions. I want and need to say I am sorry, I was wrong."

“At times, I am so consumed by my own struggle, and the struggle of my race, that I forget to consider the hardships other minorities continue to endure,” Banks continues. "Coming from an ethnicity that is largely discriminated against does not warrant a license to use derogatory, abusive terminology nor does it give me the right to make hurtful remarks. I apologize not only to you, Zayn, but to all those I hurt and offended. I am not cruel, nor am I heartless or vindictive. There is a lot of love in my heart and there is good in my soul. What I did was wrong and I am committed to being a better person.”

We wish Banks the best on this new journey.

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