While her Irish fans still packed out her Dublin gig, US rapper Azealia Banks claims she has had more than enough of Ireland.
Harlem-born performer Azealia Banks has returned to her Instagram stories to have one last pop at Ireland before landing in her native New York.
The "212" minstrel hit all the headlines last week with her anti-Irish comments, referring to "ugly Irish women," calling Irish people "inbred," asking if we didn't have a "famine to go die in" and even having a go at the current Rose of Tralee.
Thankfully it seems the singer is not interested in round two as she told her Instagram followers that she would not be setting foot on Irish soil again. Her comments launched her into the Irish media spotlight, having many people across the country asking who is Azealia Banks and why does she hate us so much.
Banks also responded to claims that she could face legal action for her social media ranting and that her words could constitute as illegal hate speech.
"Hi #azeliabanks [sic] in light of your recent comments on #instagram about Irish women & Irish people generally, perhaps I can introduce you to the #CommunicationsAct2003 (s127) before you land in England," barrister Tomas McGarvey warned the 27-year-old rapper.
"If you keep up the insults, you may end up with first-hand experience."
Section 127 of the UK's Communications Act 2003 states that it's an offense to "send a message that is grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character over public electronic communications network."
Hi #azeliabanks in light of your recent comments on #instagram about Irish women & Irish people generally, perhaps I can introduce you to the #CommunicationsAct2003 (s127) before you land in England. If you keep up the insults, you may end up with first hand experience. pic.twitter.com/Hta7c0EJ1v— Tomas McGarvey (@RugbyBarrister) January 24, 2019
"Racism at its finest," she responded.
"If I'm gettin' arrested then we will have to go through my DM's and arrest each and every person who said racist things to me, which would mean you'd basically need to arrest the entire country of Ireland. [...] The fact that these people think this should scare me into submission to let people say racist things to me so long as I don't say them back is hilarious."
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