Palin Threatens to Sue Rapper for Offensive Tweets

Azealia Banks says she wasn't really talking about gang rape
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2016 3:21 AM CDT
Palin Threatens to Sue Rapper for Offensive Tweets
Azealia Banks performs in concert at Irving Plaza in New York.    (Photo by Robert Altman/Invision/AP)

Sarah Palin is feuding with notoriously outspoken rapper Azealia Banks—and even some of the Alaskan's detractors say this time, she appears to be in the right. Palin has threatened to sue Banks over an NSFW Twitter rant—which was deleted but can be seen here—in which Banks suggests Palin should be gang-raped by black men. Palin tells People that she is suing "on behalf of all reasonable women of every age, race and political leaning." "I've had enough of the unanswered threats and attacks against my family and me," says Palin, who, in an earlier Facebook post, said she would go through her "young daughter's playlist to make sure there hasn't been any inadvertent addition of any anti-woman, pro-rape garbage."

Banks appears to have gone on the attack after reading a satirical news article with a fake Palin quote about black people enjoying slavery, USA Today reports. The rapper later "apologized" in a rambling open letter posted on Tumblr. "I want to start this letter off by telling you that I actually, really like you," she said, going on to claim that she had only been kidding, and the language she used referred to group sex, not rape. "Woman to Woman, I hope you will accept my sincerest apology," she concluded, adding: "If Bristol Palin listened to my music she probably wouldn't have all those cotdamn kids!" (More Sarah Palin stories.)

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