Azealia Banks battles Rihanna over #MuslimBan and plays dirty

 Azealia Banks( Photo Source: Azealia Banks/Facebook) and Rihanna (Photo credit: @badgalriri/Instagram)
Azealia Banks( Photo Source: Azealia Banks/Facebook) and Rihanna (Photo credit: Instagram – @badgalriri)

An ugly Instagram feud has erupted between singers Azealia Banks and Rihanna over the issue of Trump’s Muslim ban. Banks has been well known to insert herself into controversial topics and beefs with individuals including a fight with Sarah Palin. After Trump signed his executive order on immigration, Rihanna posted to Twitter:

Soon Banks shot back with: “As far as Rihanna (who isn’t a citizen, and can’t vote) and all the rest of the celebrities who are using their influence to stir the public, you lot really REALLY need to shut up and sit down. … Stop chastising the president. It’s stupid and pathetic to watch. Hoping the president fails is like getting on an airplane and hoping the pilot crashes.”

The two stars then went back and forth with Rihanna posting a picture with the caption, “The face you make when you a immigrant [sic] #stayawayfromthechickens #iheartnuggets #saveourhens,” including a reference to Banks stating that she practiced witchcraft.

Rihanna (Photo credit: @badgalriri/Instagram)
Photo credit: Instagram – @badgalriri


In response, Banks posted the following image:

( Photo Source: Azealia Banks/Instagram)
Photo credit: Instagram – @azealiabanks

Fans chimed in with support for both Banks and Rihanna in regard to the Muslim ban issue. But then Banks took the situation to an entirely different level with her final post. In a now deleted image and conversation during the battle, Banks posted an image of Rihanna’s private cellphone number to her 446K followers with the caption “Bombs away!” Rihanna apparently has now changed her phone number. Banks has in the past called Donald Trump her hero and has supported his rhetoric.

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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