Twitter War Between Palin And Azealia Banks Gets Wild, Palin Threatens To Sue

Yesterday Sarah Palin entered a social media flame-war with rapper Azealia Banks. It’s been over 24 hours but the two are still butting heads. Now Palin is threatening legal action against the performer for her Twitter expletives.

The feud originally started when Banks mistook a fictional satirical interview, for actual Palin quotes. The rapper Tweeted a series of obscene comments about the politician, even suggesting sexual violence as appropriate punishment.

The politician, who has a degree in communications, wrote an open letter to Banks on Facebook. She neglected to proof-read, though. In a Freudian slip, Palin mentioned condoning racism, which she later edited to “condemning.”


Banks wrote a lengthy apology on her Tumblr blog. She applauded Palin for her visibility as a parent, politician and woman. She also defended her actions, saying that her tweets were just a joke.

“I was completely kidding. I happen to have a really crass, New-York-City sense of humor…”

Banks ended her post directing Palin to her racist verbiage. When her apology was denied, the rapper quickly deleted the post and took to Twitter to make incest jokes about Palin’s family. Sarah Palin told People that she would be pressing charges “on behalf of all reasonable women of every age, race and political leaning.”

She explained:

“Unanswered threats and attacks against my family and me…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.”

Palin didn’t stop here, she continued to make racially ignorant and unsubstantiated comments.

The politician claims:

“…if a white girl were to say what this black girl is saying, the screams for the entire white population’s head would be louder than the nonsensical rap that Azealia spews all the way to the bank. The white girl would probably be locked up.”

“Well behaved women seldom make history,” Banks touts back at Palin. It appears that the rapper remains unimpressed by Palin’s threats of litigation.

These two surely aren’t done with each other. Since neither participants are known for backing down, it will surely be an interesting lawsuit.


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