Sinead O’Connor has returned to Twitter to ‘annoy white supremacists’ as she attempted to explain her shocking racist rant last week.
The singer caused outrage after claiming she no longer wants to spend time with ‘disgusting white people’ after converting to Islam.
Posting under her new Arabic name Shuhada Davitt and wearing a hijab, she now claims to have made the remarks to get her Twitter account removed.
She said that ‘f*****g idiots’ had been spamming her and she hoped by getting her Twitter account removed she would no longer hear from them.
Sinead O’Connor has returned to Twitter to ‘annoy white supremacists’ as she attempted to explain her shocking racist rant last week
The Irish star declared: ‘I decided to come back to Twitter as I love annoying the white supremacists that are now all over my page.
‘I don’t really hate white people, it’s just the way I see it is Twitter would close my account if I said I did because they closed my account for saying I don’t like nuns murdering babies in Ireland.’
She added: ‘I was rather hoping they would close my page if I said I hated white people. But they didn’t.’
Speaking to the ‘white supremacists who are all over my page’, O’Connor said they ‘clearly don’t read – you don’t spell very well either by the way’.
She continued: ‘Up at the top of my page, you’ll see I don’t read replies, so there’s no point writing them you f*****g idiots.’
Last week she branded ‘white people’ or ‘non-Muslims’ disgusting, before adding: ‘interesting to see if Twitter bans this’.
Posting under her new Arabic name Shuhada Davitt and wearing a hijab, she now claims to have made the remarks to get her Twitter account removed
The 51-year-old, who has battled with her mental health over the years was met with a furious backlash from both Muslims and non-Muslims.
O’Connor announced she had converted to Islam late last month, posting images of herself wearing a hijab and a video of her reciting the call to prayer.
In late October, the mother-of-four who was ordained as a priest by the traditionalist Catholic Tridentine movement in the 1990s, wrote: ‘This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim.’
She added: ‘This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey. All scripture study leads to Islam. Which makes all other scriptures redundant. I will be given (another) new name. It will be Shuhada.’
O’Connor also changed her twitter profile image to a Nike tick with the caption ‘wear a hijab. Just do it.’
Sinead O’Connor (pictured) sparked outrage on Twitter last week by claiming she no longer wants to spend time with ‘disgusting white people’ after converting to Islam
The singer said she was given her first hijab by her friend Elaine and ‘got chills all over’ her body when she put it on.
O’Connor has had a well-documented battle with mental health problems, which have been fuelled by a number of marriage break-ups and legal issues.
The mother-of-four revealed she attempted suicide in December 1999 on her 33rd birthday.
In October 2007 she revealed she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder four years earlier and has had a number of stints in rehab facilities across the USA.
In August 2016 she posted a distressing 12-minute video online saying she felt alone after losing custody of her 13-year-old son and threatened to kill herself in a New Jersey hotel room.
Police were scrambled to the Travelodge, but her management later assured fans, including musician Annie Lennox, she was not suicidal and received medical treatment after filming the clip.
She has been married four times and had children with four different men.
The former rock star last year claimed her late mother was ‘possessed’ and repeatedly sexually abused her as a child.
A member of her family also reported her missing in 2016 over fears she was suicidal. She was found in a Chicago hotel room.
In recent years she has largely stayed away from her native Ireland where her four children Roison, Sahne and Yeshua live, in favour of the US.
Her former lover and manager Fachtna O’Ceallaigh, 70, is currently suing her for defamation and breach of contract after she published a damning open letter to him online.
He claims O’Connor terminated their business relationship without warning and defamed him with the letter, for which he is seeking damages of around £452,000.
It was recently reported the singer will represent herself after sacking her lawyer.
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Four marriages, three affairs with women and four children: Sinead O’Connor’s troubled love life
Sinead O’Connor has four children – Jake, Roisin, Shane, and Yeshua – with four different men.
In addition to four marriages, the singer has been involved in three relationships that produced children, as well as, she claims, three serious affairs with women. Here is a list of her relationships:
John Reynolds (married 1987-1991, divorced, son Jake)
She had her first son Jake with her first husband, drummer and music producer John Reynolds. He worked on multiple albums with her including Universal Mother and they married in 1987 before their union broke down in 1991.
Jake later had a son – O’Connor’s first grandson aged 48 – with his girlfriend Lia in 2015.
John Waters (never married, daughter Roisin)
Roisin’s father is Irish reporter John Waters – and the couple had a lengthy custody battle in the mid-1990s which culminated in O’Connor agreeing for her daughter to live with Waters in Dublin.
Nick Sommerlad (married 2001-2004, divorced, no children)
She married the British journalist Nick Sommerlad in a secret ceremony in the summer of 2001 after a whirlwind romance but they soon split up.
Donal Lunny (never married, son Shane)
O’Connor had her third child Shane with Irish musician Donal Lunny in 2004, around the time she said she was retiring from music – although she later restarted her career again.
Frank Bonadio (never married, son Yeshua)
In 2006, Sinéad began a relationship with Frank Bonadio, the estranged husband of singer Mary Coughlan, that produced a son, Yeshua. They split in early 2007 but remained friends.
Steve Cooney (married 2010-2011, divorced)
O’Connor married her longtime friend and frequent collaborator Steve Cooney in July 2010 but their union only lasted until the following April.
Barry Herridge (married in 2011, separated, no children)
She wed Barry Herridge, an Irish therapist who helped her with her son was ill, in 2011 in Las Vegas but the marriage lasted for a mere three weeks – and they only lived together for seven days. Although they separated, they are not believed to have legally divorced.