Azealia Banks: 'I Am Not Cruel, Nor Am I Heartless or Vindictive'

Azealia Banks: 'I Am Not Cruel, Nor Am I Heartless or Vindictive'

She penned an apology letter to Zayn Malik.

Published October 21, 2016

Today (October 21) Azealia Banks has penned a passionate apology letter to Zayn Malik, five months after firing shots at the former One Direction member. Banks's ruthless commentary against the 23-year-old prompted her to quit social media (at least for awhile).

In perhaps what can only be described as a "better late than never" move, the rapper has written six detailed paragraphs explaining where she was coming from while also commending the singer for being a gentlemen throughout the duration of her overreaction to what she thought was a "personal attack."

While saying that she is thankful for her exchanges and experiences with Malik because of the lessons they taught her, she goes as far to say that what she learned post-rant was a lesson she was "desperate" to learn.

"As a Black woman in America, I sometimes forget that there are words and comments that hurt other communities," she writes. "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 then issues her formal apology while also defending herself and her actions.

"I apologize to not only you, Zayn, but to all those I hurt and offended," Banks continued. "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 being a better person."

While her apology is all fine and well, it is a bit curious that she apologized to Malik almost half a year after their interactions instead of addressing what happened with her and RZA this past week.

View Azealia Banks's apology letter in full in the post below.


Dear #ZaynMalik , Love #AzealiaBanks

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Written by KC Orcutt

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