Sarah Palin has threatened legal action against Azealia Banks following a series of barbed tweets.
Azealia Banks responded to a fake news piece, which 'quoted' Sarah Palin as saying things like "negroes loved being slaves."
The rapper then scribbled out a few tweets, that she has since deleted. Azealia Banks wrote:
"Sarah Palin needs to have her hair shaved off to a buzz cut, get headfucked by a big veiny, ashy, black dick then be locked in a cupboard. ... Hideous. At least suk a nigga dick or summ' before you start talking shit about 'black people willingly accepting slavery.' Least she can do. ... Honestly... Let's find the biggest burliest blackest negroes and let them run a train on her. Film it and put it on Worldstar."
Sarah Palin then responded: "Hey Female Rapper - listen up, little darling. No one has any idea what you're wigging out about in these bizarre, violent rants against me, but you're obviously not exercising enough intelligence to acknowledge you've been sucked into believing some fake interview in which I supposedly offered comments representing the antithesis of my truth."
"In this life, you're blessed to have been given an influential platform. So have I. Why don't we strengthen both our platforms and work together on something worthwhile - like condemning racism, along with empowering young women to defend themselves against a most misogynist, degrading, devastating assault perpetrated by evil men - rape."
Azealia Banks then wrote a full apology:
"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, urbandictionary.com 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."
Now, Sarah Palin has given a statement to People, claiming that she is going to sue the rapper. "I've had enough of the unanswered threats and attacks against my family and me," she said. "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."
Read the full statement HERE.