Azealia Banks, Zayn Malik

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Is it too late to apologize?

In May, Azealia Banks found herself in a heated feud with Zayn Malik on Twitter. The rapper accused the "Pillowtalk" singer of stealing her ideas, and when Malik responded, she lashed out in a racially-charged rant.

"U.S.A IS ABOUT TO TEACH YOU WHO NOT TO F--K WITH!!" she wrote. "When your entire extended family has been obliterated by good ol the U.S of A will you still be trying to act like a white boy pretending to be black? Do you understand that you are a sand n----- who emulates white boys' renditions of black male hood? Do you know how lost and culture less you are?"

She continued, "Lol u a bitch n---a for even responding like that. Keep sucking this yung rapunxel d--k u hairy curry scented bitch."

The rant continued with even more racial jabs. "Imma start calling you punjab you dirty bitch," she went on. "You a d--k rider for real for real. Ride this d--k until the wheels fall off Punjab."

However, after finding herself waiting for Russell Crowe to apologize following an alleged altercation at a Beverly Hills hotel over the weekend, she realized she hasn't taken responsibility for some of her own actions.

Azealia Banks


Thus, the rapper released a public apology letter to Malik. 

"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," she began. 

After explaining that her outburst was caused by an unrelated tweet she mistook as a personal attack, she realized her mistake. 

"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," she wrote. "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."

Russell Crow, Azealia Banks

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She then proceeded to apologize to all those who were affected by her words. "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," she said. "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."

Finally, she 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."

The letter comes just days after Banks demanded an apology from Crowe after their alleged altercation over the weekend in which she is claiming the Oscar-winning actor "called me a n----r, choked me, threw me out and spat at me."

Crowe has not yet commented about the events of the evening. However, TMZ reported a different version of the story, saying multiple eyewitnesses came forward with reports that Banks threatened people at the party before she was escorted out.

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