UPDATE: Music Festival Drops Azealia Banks After Homophobic, Racist Twitter Rant

"We celebrate inclusivity and equality."

Update: Twitter has officially suspended Azealia Banks’ account after her racist and homophobic rant against Zayn Malik.

Azealia Banks has been dropped from a London music festival after tweeting homophobic and racist slurs at Zayn Malik in a lengthy Twitter rant on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old Harlem-based rapper called Zayn a “faggot,” “sand n****r” and a “curry scented bitch,” among other things, in a series of tweets accusing him of copying her look for his new video, “Like I Would.”

In response to the hate speech, Rinse FM tweeted a statement confirming Banks was officially dropped as the headline act at the Born & Bred music festival in Hackney on Sunday, June 5.

“We have decided to cancel Azealia Banks’ headline appearance at Rinse | Born & Bred Festival,” organizers said. “Rinse/Born & Bred Festival is a celebration of rave culture and has been created for EVERYONE. We celebrate inclusivity and equality.”

On Wednesday, Banks deleted all her tweets (over 21,000) and started over with a clean slate.

Though she failed to apologize for her words, Banks defended her attacks on Zayn and 14-year-old Disney actress Skai Jackson because she “was angry.”

And two hours later, she was back to her vile self:

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