Azealia responds to her latest controversy.
Azealia Banks sparked some more controversy when she made offensive comments about the Irish and Irish women after an encounter on an airplane. She went on to describe Irish people as "a bunch of prideful inbred leprechauns who have ZERO global influence."
Since her social media rant, an Irish lawyer responded to her words with a statement in which he asserted that Banks' words are punishable by law apparently, explaining that anything deemed to be hate speech on social media is a crime.
"Hi #azeliabanks [sic] in light of your recent comments on #instagram about Irish women & Irish people generally, perhaps I can introduce you to the #CommunicationsAct2003 (s127) before you land in England," said Tomas McGarvey.
According to McGarvey, Section 127 of the UK's Communications Act of 2003 says that it's an offense to "send a message that is grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character over public electronic communications network."
Banks took to Instagram to address Mcgarvey's new revelation and accused the threat to be spurred form racism, adding that if her actions are punishable by law, then so are the responses that she's gotten.
"Racism at its finest," she penned. "The eagerness to put a black woman in a cage. EL OH EL. If I’m gettin arrested then we will have to go through my DM’s and arrest each and every person who said racist things to me, which would mean you’d basically need to arrest the entire country of Ireland. I’m not sure what kind of point these folk are trying to prove but the racism keeps jumping out of them like vomit on a stomach virus. Literally cannot believe the kind of negro-hunt these folk are on about. [...]The fact that these people think this should scare me into submission to let people say racist things to me so long as I dont say them back is hilarious. Arrest me and THEN do what?[...] 212 will shoot straight to the top of the charts and I will become a part of UK School curriculum, Feminist Theory, he will literally make me a HUGE star for arresting me. A blessing in disguise."