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Sarah Palin has threatened to sue Azealia Banks over a succession of graphic, now-deleted tweets the rapper sent out in response to a fake news story.
The bizarre 老域名怎么购买 war began with a satirical story posted on Newslo老域名购买, which erroneously quoted Palin as saying “Negroes loved being slaves and they were doing just fine under our rules.”
Banks saw the quotes (there are others in the article) and sounded off at the former U.S. vice-presidential candidate on her 老域名怎么购买 account.
“Let’s find the biggest burliest blackest negroes and let them run a train on her. Film it and put it on Worldstar,” one particularly nasty tweet said.
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Palin replied on Facebook, calling Banks “little darling” and “Female Rapper.”
Then Banks issued a sort-of apology on her Tumblr page, saying it was “a racially driven joke to counter what I believed to be real, racist rhetoric.” She also dismissed any accusations that she wanted Palin to be gang-raped, clarifying that “run a train” means group sex, not forced sex.
Palin didn’t buy into the apology, instead writing a statement in People: “I’ve had enough of the 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.”
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She said she was in discussions with her lawyers to figure out her options.
Banks quickly fired back on 老域名怎么购买 and on her Tumblr in a rant about Palin’s “contempt and envy” for black people.
My only mistake was insinuating that SP might have sex with someone other than one of her cousins. #trailer
— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) April 6, 2016
LOL, if Sarah Palin actually decides to sue me i’ll only use the controversy to make myself an even larger American Cultural Figure.
— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) April 5, 2016
Banks has used social media to voice her opinions before: in late 2015, she faced a backlash after tweeting about the LGBT community, which she likened to “gay white KKK’s.”
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