Azealia Banks, Rihanna Feud: Singers Have It Out On Social Media Over President Trump's Criticized 'Muslim Ban' [VIDEO]
As the rest of the world continue to condemn recent actions by U.S. President Donald Trump to effectively ban Muslims from seven countries from entering the United States, singers Azealia Banks and Rihanna have gotten involved in the issue, by blasting one another's differing opinions on the subject over social media.
Things started when Rihanna took to her Twitter account to denounce the policy, calling it 'devastating' and referring to the President as an 'immoral pig.'
Disgusted! The news is devastating! America is being ruined right before our eyes! What an immoral pig you have to be to implement such BS!!
— Rihanna (@rihanna) January 29, 2017
"Disgusted! This news is devastating! America is being ruined right before our eyes! What an Immoral Pig you have to be to implement such BS!" She wrote.
Banks however, a vocal supporter of Trump during his campaign, saw the tweet and hit back in a series of now all-deleted Instagram posts. "As far as Rihanna (who isn't a citizen, and can't vote) and all the rest of the celebrities who are using their influence to stir the public, you lot really REALLY need to shut up and sit down," she wrote in her first post. "Stop chastising the president. It's stupid and pathetic to watch. All of these confused people confuse other confused people. Hoping the president fails is like getting on an airplane and hoping the pilot crashes. What makes you think, the USA is going to enter the Middle East destroy a bunch of s-t and pull out without any real repercussions????"
Rihanna however, didn't take the rebuke lightly, or the discussing of her own legal status in the U.S. (she was born in Barbados), sharing a post of her own on Instagram of a black and white photo of herself, where her hashtags called out Banks for her controversial video last year where she claimed she slaughtered chickens for years as part of her religious practice as a witch.
the face you make when you a immigrant #stayawayfromthechickens #iheartnuggets #saveourhens. A photo posted by badgalriri (@badgalriri) on Jan 29, 2017 at 9:18am PST
"The face you make when you a immigrant #stayawayfromthechickens #iheartnuggets #saveourhens," she captioned the photo.
Banks then responded with a screenshot of Rihanna's post, writing, "What Rihanna meant was..."I GRE UP PLAYING SOCCER IN A DIRT YARD WITH A COCONUT AND OPEN MY LEGS FOR ANY AND EVERY MOTHERF-KER WHO I THINK I CAN GET TO WRITE ME SONGS OR BUY ME DRUGS. I CAN BARELY PERFORM BECAUSE I LINE MY BROWN BLUNTS WITH CRYSTAL METH AND AM OFTEN VERY WINDED ON STAGE."
The feud then continued with Rihanna posting a photo of a person in a red t-shirt with an American Flag wrapped around their head, saying "the face you make when you screaming in an empty room."
A photo posted by badgalriri (@badgalriri) on Jan 29, 2017 at 10:36am PST
Banks hit back again with another screengrab, as well as two videos where continued to rail on Rihanna.
The feud reportedly even escalated further, with both allegedly then posting one another's phone numbers on social media as well, though those posts have since been deleted.
The feud appeared to end for the night after Rihanna shared a post of herself on a charity trip in Malawi, while Banks shared an image of a witch with the caption " I Am A witch, don't push me. Knocking me down is the easy part. If you want me to stay there, trust me you will need back up."