Thursday 21 February 2019

Irish women are 'ugly' - rapper

 

Azealia Banks. Photo: Getty Images
Azealia Banks. Photo: Getty Images
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US rapper Azealia Banks branded Irish women "ugly" after launching a tirade against Aer Lingus staff.

Banks was Dublin-bound to perform at The Academy tonight when she claimed she was "banned" from the Irish airline after being "treated like a wild animal" on board the plane yesterday.

The 27-year-old recorded a video to describe her "travel day from hell" at Gatwick.

"The lady is like... asking me some questions," she said tearfully, referring to a staff member. "And since I didn't have an answer for her...she's just like staring at me. She goes to the captain...and says that I said; 'Oh don't stare at me, I'll sort you out'. I'm from New York city, I don't say s**t like that, I don't use that kind of slang."

According to Banks, she attempted to look for her passport. "They crowded round me like I'm some sort of animal saying, 'we're going to have a problem'. I get off the plane. I've worked too hard in my life to be cornered by some ugly Irish b***h. They are ugly Irish women here."

The singer claimed she was "banned" from the airline.

A spokesperson for Aer Lingus confirmed that two passengers "disembarked themselves" off the flight, adding it does not tolerate "disruptive guest behaviour".

"I'm going to make it to Dublin. Do not worry," added Banks.

Irish Independent

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