Sarah Palin is firing back at Azealia Banks after the controversial rapper suggested that Palin should be sexually assaulted in a series of hate-fueled tweets on Monday, April 4.
It all started after Banks, 24, responded to a satirical news article that jokingly reported the former vice presidential candidate said that black people “accepted [slavery] willingly.” In a series of since-deleted tweets screen-grabbed by Media Research Center, Banks wrote in a NSFW rant that Palin should “get headf–ked by a big veiny, ashy, black d–k” and be filmed during the sexual encounter.
After deleting the tweets, Banks responded to a fan via Twitter that she “would never wish a woman to be raped” and that she said “'BANG' as in bang some sense into that h-.”
Palin, 52, didn’t take the rant as a joke.
"Hey Female Rapper – listen up, little darling," Palin responded on Facebook on Tuesday, April 5. "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,” the former governor of Alaska wrote.
The politician continued that the two should use their platforms to empower young woman to defend themselves against rape.
“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.” Palin concluded her post: “God bless you Ms. Banks, as you consider a change of heart.”
Azaelia then tweeted about Palin’s reported decision to sue her.
“LOL, if Sarah Palin actually decides to sue me i'll only use the controversy to make myself an even larger American Cultural Figure,” the rapper tweeted before quoting Marilyn Monroe.
“The Sarah Palin page in history will be condensed to a footnote in the Azealia Banks chapter,” she added on Twitter. “Well behaved women seldom make history.”
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