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Azealia Banks Defends Donald Trump’s Travel Ban, Tells Rihanna To ‘Shut Up’

Kermit Williams Jr. | 1/30/2017, 11:45 a.m. | Updated on 1/30/2017, 11:45 a.m.
Rihanna’s outrage at President Donald Trump’s order to restrict immigration and travel from several Muslim countries set off Azealia Banks.

Rihanna’s outrage at President Donald Trump’s order to restrict immigration and travel from several Muslim countries set off Azealia Banks. On Sunday, the rapper ignited a social media feud with Rihanna while declaring her support for Trump’s executive action.

After Rihanna tweeted on Saturday that she was disgusted by the ban, calling Trump an “immoral pig,” Banks fired back.

She wrote in a series of now mostly deleted Instagram posts that Trump’s move was a “precautionary measure” because U.S. policies have created animosity in the Middle East. She directly addressed Rihanna, demanding that she and other celebrities “stop chastising the president” while reiterating her view that the U.S. faces threats from abroad because of U.S. military activity there.

In a post that is no longer visible, Banks added “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.”

Rihanna responded, of course.