Rapper Azealia Banks denigrated Irish people as “inbred leprechauns” in a social media screed on Wednesday, subsequently asking mixed martial artist Connor McGregor — an Irish prize fighter — for “help” in mitigating the backlash she received.
Banks wrote that the Irish lack “white privilege.”
“Because most of you can’t talk or write lol. You lot are a bunch of prideful inbred leprechauns who have ZERO global influence and ZERO white privilege,” the New York rapper said. “The rest of the world’s white folks don’t want to associate you lot at all and it’s because you are barbarians.”
Banks also wrote: “I’m happiest knowing the Irish are all quarantined on an isle so they can continue to inbreed and keep their defective genes from the rest of humanity.”
“Don’t you have a famine to go die in?” asked Banks of a presumably Irish Instagram user.
The Daily Mail reported:
Banks had a contentious exchange with an Aer Lingus — an Irish airline — flight attendant, according to the Daily Mail. A witness claims to have heard Banks say, “I am on this flight and I am famous.”
Banks later wrote of her airline incident:
On Thursday, Azealia Banks posted a video of her disembarking a plane. She did not indicate if the video is from the aforementioned incident with Aer Lingus.
The “Broke with Expensive Taste” singer said she plans to file a complaint against Aer Lingus.
Banks said in an Instagram video, “It’s always the same sh*t when I come to the UK. Getting singled out by the haggard, old white ladies, every f*cking time…they’re like ‘Oh who is this black girl in business class?’…They always trying to play you like ‘It’s not racism’.
The 27-year-old claimed to have been “treated like a wild animal” on a “travel day from hell.”
“I am so over it. This is not what I signed up for when I was a little girl and I wanted to be a superstar,” Banks concluded.
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