Los Angeles: Rapper Azealia Banks has aimed racial slurs towards former One Direction member Zayn Malik in a rant following her accusations that he plagiarised her in his new music video.
The disagreement began when Banks, 24, took objection to 23-year-old Malik's new ‘Like I Would’ video, which was released on Tuesday.
She posted a picture to Instagram, pointing out the alleged similarities to her previous videos and style choices, reported NME magazine.
"Damn Zayn be mood boarding the ... of out me," she wrote, adding, "I'm not mad about this though. Zayn is a cutie pie".
Malik later seemed to address Banks' criticism, writing: "No lies... I see you reaching but I don't care".
No lies ... I see you reaching but I don't care 😆✌🏽️— zayn (@zaynmalik) May 10, 2016
My @'s too good for you— zayn (@zaynmalik) May 10, 2016
In response to Malik's tweets, Banks embarked on a Twitter tirade in which she made many racial and homophobic slurs aimed at the British-Pakistani singer.
She called Malik a "hairy curry scented..." "dude, I make better music than you. Simmer down with that fake white boy rebellion and that wannabe beiber swag," Banks further wrote. "@zaynmalik imma start calling you punjab you dirty..."
Act like a white boy pretending to be black? https://t.co/fNAk8XI1dg— BRUJA DEL BLOQUE (@AZEALIABANKS) May 11, 2016
Only fat english people who eat box tesco sandwiches, listen to UK radio at this hour. https://t.co/sqJarejmHL— BRUJA DEL BLOQUE (@AZEALIABANKS) May 11, 2016
Here's Zayn Malik's new song 'Like I Would' that Azealia claims has been copied from her 'Yung Rapunxel' video....