Azealia Banks has been dropped from her headlining slot at a British musical festival after
posting racist and homophobic tweets towards former One Direction member Zayn Malik.
The American musician began trending worldwide after she posted the string of comments which referred to Malik in highly derogatory terms.
Rinse FM, which had recently booked Banks to headline their Born & Bred festival in July, said: “We have decided to cancel Azealia Banks’ headline appearance at Rinse Born & Bred.
“Rinse Born & Bred is a celebration of rave culture and has been created for everyone. We celebrate inclusivity and equality.”