Azealia Banks has been dropped as a headliner of the Born & Bred Festival in London after she went on a racist Twitter tirade against Zayn Malik on Tuesday (May 10) night. "We have decided to cancel Azealia Banks' headline appearance at Rinse | Born & Bred Festival," read a statement from the organizers. "We celebrate inclusivity and equality."
The move came after Banks went on an hours-long rant against Malik's new "Like I Would" video, which was released on Tuesday, which she claims is similar to some of her previous videos and outfits. She started out playfully, tweeting, "Damn Zayn be mood boarding the f--- out of me... I'm not mad about this though. Zayn is a cutie pie." The trolling expanded to include the Capital Breakfast show in London, who Banks railed at for tweeting at her that they were playing Malik's music, piling on a tasteless joke about refugees at Zayn's expense.