Rihanna has not minced words in regards to President Donald Trump’s executive order, which temporarily restricts entry to the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries. In the immediate aftermath of protests regarding refugees being denied entry into the country, Rihanna took to Twitter and referred to Trump as an “immoral pig” for implementing the policy.
Disgusted! The news is devastating! America is being ruined right before our eyes! What an immoral pig you have to be to implement such BS!!— Rihanna (@rihanna) January 29, 2017
Azealia Banks, who stated she was pro-Trump prior to the 2016 Presidential Election, took issue with Rihanna’s statements and threw her support behind the immigration ban in a lengthy Instagram post. Banks referred to Rihanna as someone who “isn’t a citizen and can’t vote,” and urged celebrities speaking on the matter to “shut up and sit down.”
You don't get to show up in another man's country, kill his young , his wives, ruin his home and think a peace talk Is going to be the end of it. ITS NOT. There's absolutely no way to end this war but to finish it ourselves. It's TERRIBLE, do I agree with it , NO, do I personally like what's happening , NO! But I can say that as an American who enjoys her safety and overall ability to maintain a certain level of ignorance as pertains to the world outside of our borders , I am 100% shook about open borders and would be reallllllllllllly scared for my self and my family if any parts of that war began to become real on this soil. I like my life the way it is. IM JUST A YOUNG FEMALE RAPPER TRYING TO MAKE MY PAY, I personally didn't sign up for any of this extra shit and I refuse to involve myself in matters that don't have anything to do with the African American populace. This is an extension of the crusades , I was in west Africa killing chickens and being primitive while y'all was over there arguing about who the savior is. Please miss me with all of this shit. Pass me a chicken and leave me the fuck alone !
A photo posted by Azealia Banks (@azealiabanks) on Jan 29, 2017 at 8:57am PST
Azealia Banks further added, “But I can say that as an American who enjoys her safety and overall ability to maintain a certain level of ignorance as pertains to the world outside of our borders, I am 100% shook about open borders and would be reallllllllllllly [sic] scared for my self and my family if any parts of that war began to become real on this soil.”
A photo posted by badgalriri (@badgalriri) on Jan 29, 2017 at 10:36am PST
A photo posted by Azealia Banks (@azealiabanks) on Jan 29, 2017 at 10:44am PST
While not mentioning Azealia Banks directly by name, Rihanna’s reply hinted at her being made aware of Banks’ comments with Instagram shade. Rihanna acknowledged her native Barbados by posting an emoji of the country’s flag and joked, “The face you make when you a immigrant,” in her caption. She also referenced Banks’ previous admission of allegedly sacrificing live chickens in Brujeria rituals and Sateria practices using the hashtags #stayawayfromthechickens, #iheartnuggets and #saveourhens.
After well publicized spats with T.I., Iggy Azalea, and Erykah Badu, it appears Azealia Banks isn’t changing her social media behavior in 2017.