Sarah Palin Is Suing Azealia Banks

UPDATE: Palin confirms to People she plans on suing Banks.

“I’ve had enough of the unanswered threats and attacks against my family and me,” Palin 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.”

Banks responded hours later, posting an “apology.”

“Dear Sarah Palin,

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, 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. 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.

Sincerely, – Miss Azealia A Banks.

P.S.: – 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.”

In Banks’ initial tweets, some of which were deleted but screengrabbed by the Media Research Center, Banks, 24, wrote that she hoped someone would “bang some sense into that h-.” Banks’ rant, in which she also charged that Palin is never “coherent or cohesive,” appeared to be in response to a satirical news article that jokingly featured Palin saying that black people “accepted [slavery] willingly.”

“Azealia engages in a form of racism and hate that is celebrated by some in the perverted arm of pop culture, but is condemned by those who know it’s tearing our country apart,” Palin’s statement said. “Others may keep turning a blind eye to problems like Azealia’s mouth; I choose to take a stand against it and the double standards that result in her actually being rewarded for her divisive tactics and aggressively inciting violence.”



Earlier:

In WTF news…

More known for her unfiltered tirades on Twitter than her music, Azealia Banks is continuing the trend, this time with her crosshairs aimed at Sarah Palin for all the wrong reasons.

Banks was informed of an article where Sarah Palin supposedly said black people “willingly accepted slavery.” However, the article this quote derived from was some satirical BS and not an actual quote from the former governor.

This prompted a predictable response from Banks, who Tweeted (then deleted) she thinks the Twitterverse should gather “the biggest burliest blackest negroes” and “let them run a train on [Sarah Palin].”

Also… “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.”


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Banks set the stage for Palin to offer a proper, ridiculous response. She retaliated via Facebook – using the phrase “little darling” and mistakenly wrote “condoning racism” instead of “condemning racism.” She edited the post though.

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.

Thanks. And now I’ll go through my young daughter’s playlist to make sure there hasn’t been any inadvertent addition of any anti-woman, pro-rape garbage that you seem to endorse, which perpetuates the cultural challenges we face in America. I encourage other parents to do the same.

God bless you Ms. Banks, as you consider a change of heart.

– Sarah Palin

Banks Tweeted a couple replies to the few of us following this.



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