Well, we never would have predicted this beef.
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Yesterday, things popped off between Azealia Banks and Sarah Palin when the rapper reacted to a satirical news article that she believed to be real. In a series of tweets that have since been deleted, Banks suggested that “the biggest burliest black negroes” should “run a train” on Palin and upload the film to World Star. Um, wow.
Needless to say, the tweets were picked up by a few websites and Sarah Palin immediately responded with a lengthy Facebook post that began,
“Hey Female Rapper – listen up, little darling. 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.”
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Starting an open letter with “little darling” is kind of lame, but then again this whole situation is wild. Palin continued by adding that they should both use their platform to condemn the acts that Banks suggested and added that “I’ll go through my young daughter’s playlist to make sure there hasn’t been any inadvertent addition of any anti-woman, pro-rape garbage that you seem to endorse.”
Palin also told PEOPLE that she plans to sue Banks over her comments. Shortly after Palin’s Facebook post hit the internet Banks issued an apology, but still took a few shots at Palin over her support of Donald Trump and her threat to sue.
Never thought we’d see the day that Azealia Banks and Sarah Palin would go at it, but it’s a new year and a new day— anything can happen.
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