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Twitter on Thursday suspended the provocative rapper Azealia Banks after she went a step too far by launching racist attacks on former One Direction heartthrob Zayn.
The Twitter account of @AZEALIABANKS returned a message saying that it was suspended with a link to the service’s conditions, which lists “abusive tweets and behavior” as a reason for temporary removal.

The New York artist has been long been a controversial and prolific presence on Twitter, attacking fellow rappers — notably Iggy Azalea — and once urging the burning down of homes of ancestors of slave traders.

But she appeared to cross a line late Tuesday when she used epithets related to Muslims to attack Zayn, whom she accused of copying her style.

Banks, who is African American, at one point boasted that the US military would kill the family of Zayn Malik, a Briton who is partially of Pakistani descent and who has gone solely by his first name since leaving the boy band.

Banks on Wednesday stopped short of an apology but said she was angered that Zayn would not engage with her on Twitter and renewed accusations of stylistic plagiarism. Numerous Twitter users had called for Banks’ suspension — a rare move by the California-based company which encourages boisterous conversations — and a festival in London, Rinse/Born & Bred, canceled her appearance next month. The rapper won acclaim for her track “212” — a biting track about wooing a woman away from a man and then mocking his sexuality — but has since been better known for provocative online remarks. She has previously come under fire for using homophobic language, even though she identifies as bisexual.

She has also raised eyebrows by throwing her support behind Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, a fellow aficionado of acerbic Twitter exchanges, and for sweeping denunciations of Australian audiences. Banks on Thursday still had verified accounts on Instagram and Facebook, although she has not posted since her initial criticism of Zayn. A handle quickly appeared on Twitter as @AZEALIABANKS_, with a tweet defiantly protesting the suspension, but the account was not verified as genuine. Banks in March left Twitter, calling US media culture “disgusting and junky,” but her departure was short-lived.

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Hushpuppi Trends As Chris Brown Mentions Him In New Song

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Hushpuppi is trending on Twitter right now after Chris Brown mentioned him in a new song.

Lojay, the singer, has released a remix of his hit single Monalisa, which features Chris Brown.

Chris Brown sang in his remix verse, “See for this life | Me and you chop like Hushpuppi | We walk and they stare | Please show them you’re best…”

This piqued the interest of Nigerians, and many of them took to Twitter to discuss it, causing Hushpuppi to trend.

Hushpuppi trends as Chris Brown mentions him in new song

Hushpuppi trends as Chris Brown mentions him in new song

Hushpuppi, real name Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, is facing fraud charges and is scheduled to be sentenced on July 11, 2022.

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He Was A Controlling Partner : Johnny Depp’s Ex-Girlfriend, Ellen Barkin Testifies

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Ellen Barkin, who dated Johnny Depp in the 1990s, testified that while the two were dating, Depp tried to constantly monitor her.

Depp is suing his ex-wife, Amber Heard, for $50 million after she wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post in 2018 alleging domestic violence. Depp was not named in the article, but his lawyers claim she was referring to him indirectly, and it has harmed his career ever since.

Heard, 35, testified earlier in the trial, describing numerous instances of physical and emotional abuse by Depp, all of which Depp has denied, claiming he was the victim.

“I had a scratch on my back once that got him very, very angry because he insisted it came from me having sex with a person who wasn’t him,” Barkin, now 68, said in the video.

Barkin said Thursday that the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor was often using drugs and/or drinking alcohol while they were together, saying it affected their relationship allegations which Heard made in the trial too.

Barkin also claimed that Depp threw a wine bottle at her while they were filming “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.” She claimed Depp threw the bottle while fighting with friends in a hotel room.

Barkin claims that her relationship with Depp lasted three to five months and was more sexual than romantic.

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Abena Korkor Finally Explains Why She Leaked Her Naked Video

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Abena Korkor, mental health advocate, has finally explained why she leaked her naked videos and photos online.

In an interview with Mona Gucci on Onua TV, the controversial media personality revealed that she was having a manic episode, which caused her to leak the videos.

Abena Korkor revealed that she took those photos with a professional photographer in order to sell them online and make money.

According to Korkor, she intended to make millions from her nude photos, but the incident she experienced derailed her plans.

“It was an episode, and the photos I took with a professional photographer were to be sold on another platform.” That was supposed to make me millions of dollars, but I leaked it because I was having an episode,” Abena Korkor explains.

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