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Banks left the platform abruptly.
“Ok, today, i’m finally making the decision to eject from social media. american media culture is honestly so f—ing disgusting and junky,” Banks wrote in her farewell missive before deleting her account. Twitter users quickly reacted with a hashtag, #AzealiaBanksDeactivatedParty, to mark the occasion.
Banks is no stranger to controversy on the platform, engaging in feuds with Angel Haze, addressing allegations of plagiarism, and being supported by Anonymous as the hacktivist organization sought apologies from Iggy Azalea on her behalf. This is not the first time Banks has taken a break on social media—in 2012 she stepped away briefly before returning.
Banks’s management did not respond to requests for comment.
Screengrab via Azealia Banks/YouTube.
A former YouTube reporter for the Daily Dot, Rae Votta has more than a decade of experience in the digital and entertainment industries. Her work has appeared on AOL, Huffington Post, Out Magazine, Logo, VH1, Current TV, Billboard, and NYMag. She joined Netflix in 2016.