Azealia Banks' Twitter Account Deactivated After Slamming Monet X Change

Rapper Azealia Banks spent the last few days tweeting about her disdain for RuPaul and RuPaul’s Drag Race. The “212” rapper started her series of tweets on Saturday when she revealed that she filed a claim against RuPaul for plagiarizing the beat to her song “The Big Big Beat” for his song “Call Me Mother.” What followed was a series of messages criticizing the way Drag Race has commodified gay culture that led a number of LGBTQ voices to speak out against Banks.

Monét X Change, a recent competitor of Drag Race season 10, then weighed in, writing, “The hetero community wasn’t checkin for yo ass before this debacle, and they won’t after. Obscurity is where you shall exist.” Banks then fired back: "Bitch your crotch is rotting and fermenting under that sour mildew ass girdle sus -------- I do not give a goddamn."

On Monday (June 5), Banks’ Twitter account, under the handle @cheapyxo was deactivated. When fans tried to access the rapper’s page, it either wouldn’t load or a message would appear saying that the page no longer exists. It is unclear whether or not the rapper’s current account has been suspended or deleted.

This is not Banks’ first experience with losing access to her Twitter account. Back in 2016, the rapper had her main account suspended after tweeting out a racist message to former One Direction member Zayn Malik when she accused him of ripping off ideas from her music videos.

According to Twitter’s Help Center, an account can be suspended from the site for multiple different reasons. Other than having a spam account or an account being at security risk, Twitter cites “abusive tweets or behavior” as grounds for suspension. “When an account engages in abusive behavior, like sending threats to others or impersonating other accounts, we may suspend it temporarily or, in some cases, permanently,” the site says. It is unclear whether or not Banks’ suspension is temporary or permanent.

Banks' tweets are currently unaccessible, but you can view Change's below:

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