Sarah Palin to Sue Azealia Banks

According to reports, things went left after Sarah Palin got word of Azealia’s recent rant about her.

MRC TV writes:

Azealia Banks, the rapper known for calling paparazzi “f**gots” and demanding $100 trillion in slavery reparations, is calling for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be r*ped by a group of black men.

In a series of now-deleted tweets, Banks stated Palin “needs” to be gang raped and forced to perform oral s*x on men.

…Within minutes after posting the tweets, Banks deleted them and stated she simply “can’t.”

Banks presumably fell for the satire article circulating that asserts Palin said African-Americans willingly accepted slavery.

According to PEOPLE, Sarah is now in the process of suing the rapper:

Palin told PEOPLE exclusively in a statement that she will take legal action against Banks “on behalf of all reasonable women of every age, race and political leaning.”

“I’ve had enough of the unanswered threats and attacks against my family and me,” Palin said of Banks’ NSFW social media suggestion that the former governor should be sexually assaulted. “So, for the first time I’m going to enjoy the only retribution some protected ‘celebrities’ seem to understand – I’m suing Azealia Banks and can’t wait to share my winnings with others who have gone defenseless against lies and dangerous attacks far too long.”

When she learned of the impending lawsuit, Azealia decided to pen an apology on her Tumblr site:

I hope this message reaches you in good spirits and in good health. I want to start this letter off by telling you that I actually, really like you. While many other American people may see you as someone to be ridiculed, I truly believe that you possess a certain “je ne sais quoi,” (a french term which is often interpreted to denote one’s inexplicable charisma.) Given a bit of book-reading/media-training/patience, that charisma could become your magic carpet. There is something very charismatic and misunderstood about you. The misunderstood bit oftentimes reminds me of myself. You’re very passionate about the things you believe in, super determined, and most certainly aware of who you are and where you stand in this world, as a parent, as a politician, but most importantly, as a woman.

Given the propensity of conservative right-wing media publications to veer into very fearful/erroneous/baseless/contradictory/prejudice analyses of us “melanated,” peoples of the United States, It should come as no shock to you that a satirical article accusing you of saying, “Even the French understand that Slavery wasn’t our fault because the negroes liked it,” Would be provocative enough to ruffle a few feathers. Now since learning that the article was not published officially, I sincerely apologize for any emotional distress or reputational scarring i may have caused you.

In my honest defense, i was completely kidding. I happen to have a really crass, New-York-City sense of humor, and regularly make silly jokes in attempts make light of situations which make me uncomfortable. As the fabric of the American Nation is EMBEDDED with racism, I merely made a raCIALly driven joke to counter what i believed to be real, raCIST rhetoric. Also, i never said you should be raped. I used the term “run a train,” which is slang for group sex, NOT for “rape.” There are many distinctions between the two. As a woman, I would never trivialize something as lewd and criminal to provide myself any sort of comic relief because it simply… just isn’t funny. (and no, is not a reputable source of information to seek clarity on the aforementioned dichotomy). However, i find great irony in the right-wing media’s attempt to “victimize,” you in this situation. Seeking empathy through sensationalism is something left-leaning liberals are frequently ridiculed for by the
Right. But American Hypocrisy is nothing new.

Considering the imminence of 2016’s polarizing presidential election, I’ve taken it upon myself to do my own social research. I’ve recently had the opportunity to indulge in a few lengthy conversations with some very popular conservative figures. I’ve concluded: Amongst millennial conservatives, Censorship paired with the (questionable) social necessity for political correctness are atop the list of social grievances. It is as though this newest generation of conservative voters desire the right to express their true feelings, free of any filter and free of any consequence. I too harbor a similar sentiment regarding censorship and self-expression, as i am an artist. I cherish my ability to express myself freely, yet remain totally aware that for every action, there will be a reaction.

All in All, Woman to Woman, I hope you will accept my sincerest apology.

-Miss Azealia A Banks.

-I am an EXTREMELY intelligent woman, Mrs. Palin.
-“Hey Female Rapper,” was your way to euphemize what you REALLY wanted to say. What you wanted to say was, “Hey little Stereotypical Black, Thing!”
-Realize that stereotypes are a product of what I like to call the “Critical White Gaze.” The basic fundamentals of the Critical White Gaze are Fear, Ignorance, Curiosity, and Fetishization.
-Intelligence is not something which can be quantified in 140 Characters.
-Twitter is not real, neither is your opinion of me!
-If Bristol Palin listened to my music she probably wouldn’t have all those cotdamn kids!!!! ;-P #sis #iud #stayinschool #causeitsthebest


Interestingly enough, Azealia decided to resume firing shots at Sarah Palin once she learned the politician would still move forward with the lawsuit despite the public apology (read tweets from bottom to top):

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  1. I don’t feel sorry for Sarah Palin at all. She can’t sue for someone’s freedom of speech, which is what white folks assert all the time. Now Azealia should start using her intelligence for good instead looking like an entitled tramp.

  2. She met her match. Sarah is just as ignorant and petty as she is. And no Sarah will not engage her with some Twitter beef. She will sue Azealia and the conservative media will ruin what’s left of Azealia’s career. And no I’m not going to support Azealia because she’s racist against black people.

  3. I’m not going to take up for Azealia. She lost me when she berated another black woman and hurled racist terms at her.

  4. I’m laughing because Azealia got so shook she actually apologized and tried to kiss Palin’s butt. She never had that kind of compassion for any of the black women she came at in the past. Even the tweets after were mild in comparison to how she dragged black artists who didn’t even come for her first.

  5. But the article was satire though. So I don’t understand why Azealia just didn’t apologize and leave it along from the beginning. I don’t like Palin’s a-s at all but I mean she never said that sh-t to begin with. Can’t drag Sarah for this one.

  6. I know Azealia does all this Twitter beef stuff to stay relevant but what else does it do for her? Most people I know can’t stand her because of things she’s said on social media, and no one really buys her music like that. I think sometimes people think controversy is all they need to be successful but people have to like you too.

  7. What money does Azealia have? I’m pretty sure if she has coins like that she wouldn’t have time to Twitter beef all day long.

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