Rihanna Goes To War With Azealia Banks Over Immigration: A Timeline

Mike Wass | January 30, 2017 7:12 am
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Azealia Banks’ ascension to master troll is now complete. The former rapper crossed the threshold yesterday (January 29) after dragging Rihanna into an absurdly messy beef. The chicken murderer criticized RiRi for speaking out against Donald Trump’s anti-muslim immigration measures and then went into an all-too-familiar free fall when the “Needed Me” diva clapped back. This duel had it all — name calling, sordid allegations and a screen grab revealing Azealia’s private phone number. How did it all begin? Who did what? Who won?

To answer those questions, I’ve put together a timeline of the drama below.

1. Rihanna vents about the #MuslimBan on Twitter. “Disgusted! The news is devastating!” she tweeted her 69.4 million followers on Saturday (January 28). “America is being ruined right before our eyes! What an immoral pig you have to be to implement such BS!!” Well, that didn’t sit well with one Trump supporter.

2. It’s a day of the week that ends in “Y,” so Azealia is online looking for drama. The 25-year-old stumbles across the above tweet and decides to blast the RiRi on Instagram. “As far as Rihanna (who isn’t a citizen and can’t vote) and all the rest of the celebrities who are using their influence to stir the public, you lot really REALLY need to shut up and sit down,” she penned in a now-deleted post.

3. Rihanna catches wind of the shade and wastes no time clapping back. “The face you make when you a immigrant,” she captioned a pic on Instagram. That’s fairly mild, but the hashtags had Azealia seeing red: “#stayawayfromthechickens #iheartnuggets #saveourhens.”

the face you make when you a immigrant 🇧🇧 #stayawayfromthechickens #iheartnuggets #saveourhens.

A photo posted by badgalriri (@badgalriri) on

4. By now the “212” rapper seems completely unhinged and responds to the post with the kind of hate speech that killed her career, once and for all, in 2016. “What Rihanna meant was …. ‘I grew up playing soccer in a dirt yard with a coconut and open my legs for any and every motherfucker who I think I can get to write me songs or buy me drugs,'” she raged on Instagram. “I can barely perform because I line my brown blunts with crystal meth and am often very winded on stage.”

5. Rih, however, kept her cool and responded by tweeting a video of her playing soccer with kids. “Today’s lit af!” she tweeted. “Played soccer on a dirt field with the most beautiful kids in Mchingi, Northern Malawi.”

6. Azealia continued to bash Rihanna on Instagram and ranted about using witchcraft on her. Rih obviously had enough and went in for the kill. She briefly changed her Twitter avatar to a screen grab of unanswered texts from her foe. The real shade? She included Azealia’s phone number and The Navy wasted no time blowing up her phone.

7. Azealia deleted her offensive Instagram posts this morning. This is her most recent post.

"Keep playing with me"

A photo posted by Azealia Banks (@azealiabanks) on

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