Azealia Banks' mother scolded her for racist Zayn Malik tirade

18th Oct 16 | Entertainment News

Azealia Banks upset her mother with her racist rant directed at Zayn Malik.

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In May (16) the 212 rapper caused outrage when she took aim at the former One Direction star after he appeared to respond to her comments about the similarities between his new video and her Yung Rapunzel promo.

Azealia launched into an extraordinary rant calling the British-Pakistani singer a "sand n**ger" and a "curry-scented b**ch" - and was subsequently banned from Twitter for contravening standards.

In an interview with British newspaper the London Evening Standard, Azealia admitted that as well as offending the Pillowtalk star and his fans, her mother wasn't happy with her.

"My mother has never reprimanded me but she reprimanded me after the thing with Zayn happened. She was like, 'Azealia, you hurt a lot of people'. I was like, 'f**k'," she recalled.

Azealia broke down in tears as she recalled her mother's scolding, the interviewer wrote.

"It finally reconciled these two conflicting thoughts I had about being real and being professional," she continued. "I realised you're not keeping it real by being a crazy girl. You don't lose anything by keeping your mouth shut so maybe it's time to stop being a crazy girl."

The Harlem born songstress tried to explain her outburst as just typical New York humour. However, she did acknowledge that she got carried away with the joke.

"There's this crude, ignorant, mixed-up New York City humour where people call each other all kinds of f**ked-up s**t," she said. "I use the N-word all the time. I was being stupid, not trying to be hurtful... But there was a point to be made about being stolen from and then having to be the black person defending your blackness. Sometimes you just lose it."

Azealia's comments came as the 25-year-old hit headlines again on Monday (17Oct16) after an alleged spat with actor Russell Crowe at a party in his room at a Beverly Hills hotel on Saturday (15Oct16). The rapper has now filed a police report, accusing the actor of allegedly spitting on her, calling her the N-word and kicking her out of a party she attended with label boss RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan. But sources tell TMZ Azealia was the aggressor, and Russell took action when she allegedly became abusive towards him and another female guest.

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