Azealia Banks Decides to Apologize To Zayn Malik MONTHS After Her Racially-Charged Rant

azealia banks apologizes to zayn malik

Azealia Banks is looking to make peace… but not with Russell Crowe!

In the wake of her recent altercation with the Les Miserables star, the 212 rapper has realized she has some serious making up to do. Specifically, the New York native decided it was time to take responsibility for the nasty things she said about Zayn Malik — from FIVE months ago.

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Better late than never, right? In a recent statement, the Ice Princess artist wrote:

“Dear Zayn, There are no words that can fully express how sorry I am. Recent events have taught me the importance of taking accountability for ones actions. I want and need to say I am sorry, I was wrong.”

The controversial musician went onto to explain that her outburst stemmed from an unrelated post on Twitter, which she thought was a direct dig at her. As you surely know, that’s when Miz Banks unleashed her full wrath onto the PILLOWTALK singer, whom the 25-year-old repeatedly called “Punjab”.

Nonetheless, it seems Banks truly regrets her offensive tirade. Most recently, Azealia has claimed to be the victim of hate speech as Crowe allegedly called her the N-word during their face off. This situation has since been denied by countless witnesses.

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Anywho, the songwriter continued:

“As a black woman, in America, I sometimes forget that there are words and comments that hurt other communities. 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. 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.”

Hey, that was actually pretty insightful. Well said. Azealia even expanded her apology note to anyone else who may’ve been affected by her incredibly harsh words. She added:

“I apologise 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 becoming a better person.”

Well this note was a solid first step at becoming a better person, girl! And to prove how sorry she really is, Banks concluded:

“Throughout my transgressions you remained a gentleman and I applaud you for displaying class and maintaining a level head. The world could learn a lot from you and I hope you can find room in your heart to accept my sincerest apologies.”

It’ll certainly be inneresting to see how Zayn reacts to this letter. Be sure to stay tuned for any and all updates surrounding this DRAMATIC story!

[Image via Instagram/WENN.]

Oct 21, 2016 3:25pm PDT

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