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Azealia Banks brands Irish people ‘inbred’, ‘leprechauns’ and mocks the potato famine

Azealia Banks has unleashed another vile social media rant aimed at Irish people, just days after she branded them ‘f***ing ugly’ on Instagram.

The 27-year-old rapper made her initial comments on her Instagram account, after storming off an aircraft scheduled to fly from London’s Gatwick Airport to Dublin, following a row with an Aer Lingus air stewardess.

And a day after offering a proverbial olive branch by dedicating her Dublin show to ‘beautiful Irish women’ on Tuesday, the musician branded Irish people ‘inbred’, ‘leprechauns’ and mocked the Potato Famine in a series of social media comments.

Outrage: Azealia Banks has unleashed another vile social media rant aimed at Irish people, just days after she branded them ‘f***ing ugly’ on Instagram (pictured in Dublin on Tuesday)

Rant: The 27-year-old rapper made her initial comments on her Instagram account, after storming off an aircraft scheduled to fly from London's Gatwick Airport to Dublin, following a row with an Aer Lingus air stewardess

Rant: The 27-year-old rapper made her initial comments on her Instagram account, after storming off an aircraft scheduled to fly from London’s Gatwick Airport to Dublin, following a row with an Aer Lingus air stewardess

Referencing the Great Famine of Ireland, from 1845-49, which saw one million Irish people die from starvation and disease, she wrote to one follower:  ‘Don’t you have a famine to go die in?’ 

Responding to another follower in another offensive comment, she wrote: ‘Because most of you can’t talk or write lol.   

‘You lot are a bunch of prideful inbred leprechauns who have ZERO global influence and ZERO white privilege. The rest of the world’s white folk don’t want to associate with you lot at all and it’s because you are barbarians. 

Continuing her rant, she wrote: ‘I’m happiest knowing the Irish are quarantined on an isle so they can continue to inbreed and keep their defective genes away from humanity.

Vile: And a day after offering a proverbial olive branch by dedicating her Dublin show to 'beautiful Irish women' on Tuesday, the musician branded Irish people 'inbred', 'leprechauns' and mocked the potato famine in a series of social media comments

Vile: And a day after offering a proverbial olive branch by dedicating her Dublin show to ‘beautiful Irish women’ on Tuesday, the musician branded Irish people ‘inbred’, ‘leprechauns’ and mocked the potato famine in a series of social media comments

In response to one comment saying: ‘I’m still waiting to see a pretty Irish woman’ she responded ‘LOL’.  

 MailOnline has contacted representatives for Azealia for comment.

The vile rant comes after Azealia Banks dedicated her Dublin show to ‘beautiful Irish women’ on Tuesday – one day after branding them ‘f***ing ugly’ during an extraordinary social media rant.

Taking the stage at The Academy – after completing her journey to Ireland by road and ferry – the New Yorker told the crowd: ‘I want to dedicate this to all the beautiful Irish women that are here.’ 

The sold-out show appeared to be pleasing to her fans, many of whom shared gushing posts on Instagram about the star and her performance – before having their clips and snaps shared by the American musician herself.

On Wednesday morning, the 212 rapper took to Instagram to play down her teary display during her rant on Monday in which she made the inflammatory comments.

Next to a screenshot of Aer Lingus’ statement confirming she had left the flight, Azealia wrote: ‘People are so addicted to Azealia Banks trauma porn that they hop on ANY opportunity to try and make it seem like my life is all sad and horrible.

‘I’m FINE GUYS! I didn’t get kicked off the plane. I got off the plane on my own. When I got off the plane they kept chastising me and saying they were gonna call the police (for no reason) and it made me cry.

‘My Dublin show at the Academy is part of a series of joints to rebuild my profile in Ireland and the UK. I’m honestly so grateful the show went well!!!!

‘I’ve been really really missing all my friends across the pond and if I have to drive ten hours to a four hour ferry to preserve my peace of mind and be in the highest spirits to re-connect with my people then A b**ch has to do what she has to do!!!!!!!’

On Monday, an air passenger told how an Aer Lingus air hostess asked Banks ‘Are you going to be trouble…?’ when the star tried to put her bags in the overhead locker.

Branch: Taking the stage at The Academy in Dublin, she extended an olive branch as she told the capacity crowd, 'I want to dedicate this to all the beautiful Irish women that are here'

Branch: Taking the stage at The Academy in Dublin, she extended an olive branch as she told the capacity crowd, ‘I want to dedicate this to all the beautiful Irish women that are here’

The passenger told MailOnline: ‘Azealia was sitting in front of me. It was a busy flight and there was not a lot of space. 

‘She was right at the front. A male friend was putting her things in the overhead locker, but Azealia needed to get something from her bag. She was stood in the aisle and preventing other passengers from boarding. 

‘Then she turned to the hostess and said, ‘Are you staring at me…’? Why are you staring at me? I didn’t fill out an Air Lingus form to be stared at.’

‘The hostess was being quite confrontational. She said to her, ‘I need to know if you are going to cause more trouble on this flight?

‘If someone’s rude to a stewardess, it is something we have to ask. It’s protocol. Azealia said something to her friend about it being a power play. She said, “I am on this flight and I am famous.”

Rant: On Monday, Azealia broke down after being BANNED from Aer Lingus flights on Monday following row... as she made foul-mouthed racial slurs and branded Irish women 'UGLY'

Taking on social media, she said: 'Everytime I come to the UK, they always make some s**t with these airline people

Rant: On Monday, Azealia broke down after claiming she had been banned from Aer Lingus flights, following a row with the airline’s staff. In the midst of her rant, she made the slur

Boycott: Ahead of her performance, Azealia wrote 'boycott Aer Lingus' next to a snap of herself

Boycott: Ahead of her performance, Azealia wrote ‘boycott Aer Lingus’ next to a snap of herself

‘The hostess said, “I don’t care if you’re famous.” ‘Azealia was debating whether to leave. I remember her saying, “I don’t want them to spit in my coffee.” 

The stewardess then said, “Are you going to leave or not…?” Azealia replied, “Fine, we are leaving.” And she and her entourage got off the plane.’

The flight was due to leave Gatwick for Dublin at 10.55am, but was delayed for over an hour while the star’s bags were unloaded.

The passenger, who asked not to be named added: ‘To be honest with you I think the airline staff were a bit aggressive and confrontational with her.

‘They were asking Azealia if she was going to be trouble before we had even taken off, which only escalated the situation. Azealia was at the front of the plane and the stewardess was trying to hurry her along.

‘She said the attendants were harassing her and I think they were a bit heavy handed.’

Views: Amid being branded 'racist' for her comment about Irish women, Azealia shared her view on racism, before cracking a joke about her onstage appearance after the show

Views: Amid being branded ‘racist’ for her comment about Irish women, Azealia shared her view on racism, before cracking a joke about her onstage appearance after the show

She claimed she had been ‘banned’ from the airline after leaving the flight, saying she had been ‘treated like a wild animal’ on what she called her ‘travel day from hell’.

The airline has confirmed she left the 10.55am flight from Gatwick but declined to comment on her specific allegations. 

Banks famously launched a foul-mouthed tirade at a flight attendant calling him a ‘f***ing f***ot’ when she was unable to get off a Delta plane in 2005. 

Taking to social media today, she said a stewardess had accused her of threatening to ‘sort you out’. 

The musician denied she had used those words, saying she was from New York and would not have used that turn of phrase.

Ahead of her flight the musician had shared pictures on Instagram as she prepared to board the trip from London Gatwick to the Irish capital

Ahead of her flight the musician had shared pictures on Instagram as she prepared to board the trip from London Gatwick to the Irish capital

Before it all went wrong: Ahead of her flight, the musician had shared pictures on Instagram as she prepared to board the trip from London Gatwick to the Irish capital  

Calm before the storm: Azealia shared pictures of herself walking through duty free before boarding her flight 

Calm before the storm: Azealia shared pictures of herself walking through duty free before boarding her flight 

The passenger who witnessed the row also denied Banks said ‘I will sort you out’ to an air hostess.

In a series of Instagram stories she said: ‘Every time I come to the UK, they always make some s**t with these airline people.

‘They are always starting s*** with me. I had my bags deep in the plane and the lady was asking me some questions. 

‘I was trying to find my passport as I didn’t have the answers and she was staring at me. I said. “Don’t stare at me”. 

‘She goes to the Captain of the plane and said that I said, “Don’t stare at me or I’ll sort you out”. I’m from NYC, I don’t use that slang.’

Concert: Azealia, pictured in Finland in September 2017, is due to perform a sold-out gig at the Academy in Dublin on Tuesday

Concert: Azealia, pictured in Finland in September 2017, is due to perform a sold-out gig at the Academy in Dublin on Tuesday

She continued: ‘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.

‘Then all these security n***** come over treating me like a wild animal. They tried their hardest to get me to do something or freak out.’

She said: ‘B**** you’re not going to play me over no f***ing Aer Lingus flight. You’re not going to disrespect me and make a f***ing spectacle out of me’. 

Azealia then said her manager had managed to book her on a flight with a different airline, so she could still make her gig.

Upset: During her rant, Azealia branded Irish women 'ugly' and made a series of racial slurs 

Strong words: The musician launched the extraordinary rant on Instagram on Monday 

Upset: During her rant, Azealia branded Irish women ‘ugly’ and made a series of racial slurs 

She claimed she was banned from the airline, adding: ‘Now they’re like, “you can never fly Aer Lingus because you got off the plane”. At first, they were trying to get me to stay.

She went on: ‘They kept saying, “Call the police, call the police”,’ before the artist made a racial slur.   

An airline spokesperson said: ‘Aer Lingus can confirm that two guests scheduled to fly on 10:55am flight from London Gatwick to Dublin (EI233) this morning disembarked themselves prior to departure.

‘The guests in question got off the plane safely of their own accord, while all other guests remained on board. As they had luggage in the hold, the flight was delayed while that luggage was sourced. 

‘The flight departed Gatwick at 12:07 and landed in Dublin at 13:22. Aer Lingus has a strict no-tolerance policy towards disruptive guest behaviour. 

Anger: In 2015, Azealia launched a foul mouthed tirade on a flight attendant and tried to physically attack a man after she was unable to get off of a Delta plane in LA (pictured)

Anger: In 2015, Azealia launched a foul mouthed tirade on a flight attendant and tried to physically attack a man after she was unable to get off of a Delta plane in LA (pictured)

‘The safety and security of our guests and crew remains our first priority.’ 

The firm declined to comment on the specific claims the musician made in her Instagram videos.  

Azealia has said she plans to lodge a complaint against the airline. 

She said: ‘I’ve been touring too long to be singled out by the haggard old white ladies… it’s always me on the plane with the long weave and the Louboutins and they’re like, “who is that black girl in business class?”‘ 

Later she added to her Instagram story again, saying: ‘This is literally the travel day from hell’, adding she was ‘over it’ and would drink the rest of a bottle of Chardonnay.

‘I am so over it. This is not what I signed up for when I was a little girl and I wanted to be a superstar,’ she said.  

Two sides: Azealia has accused a stewardess of suggesting she had told the flight attendant she would 'sort her out'. Pictured: a stock image of an Aer Lingus plane 

Two sides: Azealia has accused a stewardess of suggesting she had told the flight attendant she would ‘sort her out’. Pictured: a stock image of an Aer Lingus plane 

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