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Celebrity Twitter War: Azealia Banks vs. Everyone Else

Rapper Azealia Banks is known for her outspoken Twitter rants and now she is attacking everyone from Rihanna to a 14-year-old Disney channel star.

Azealia started her rant on Instagram calling out former One Direction member now turned solo artist Zayn Malik. Azealia draws comparisons between Zayn’s music video for “Like I Would” and her own song “Chasing Time”.

In a couple of cryptic Tweets, Zayn says “No lies… I see you reaching but I don’t care” and “My @’s too good for you”.

Was he responding to Azealia? She certainly thought so, because she immediately started bombarding Zayn on Twitter with racist and homophobic slurs.

When 14-year-old Disney channel star Skai Jackson responded to Azealia’s Twitter rampage Azealia started on her too.

She even included shade thrown at Nicki Minaj, Rihanna and Lil Kim in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

So far, Azealia‘s 16 hour rampage is still going at 5 a.m. Stars are responding by shutting out her insults and Twitter users respond in disbelief wondering how long this war can last.

Nicki Minaj speaks out on Safaree lawsuit

Nicki Minaj is lashing out at her ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels — claiming that he’s suing her for emotional and physical abuse. The bitter exes dated for 12 years before splitting up in August 2014.

Nicki now claims Safaree has only been motivated to sue her because he doesn’t want to work. She also says during their relationship she’d caught Safaree stealing money but refused to get the law involved.

Nicki rounds off her anger at her ex saying his greed will be his “curse”.

Gene Simmons apologizes for calling Prince’s death “a choice”, “pathetic”

Gene Simmons apologizes for saying that music icon Prince’s death was “a choice” due to his alleged addiction to painkillers. Simmons says in a not he shared on Twitter that his anger at drug addiction caused him to speak insensitively.

Simmons’ original comment on Prince’s death came during an interview with Newsweek. The rock legend said that although Prince was “heads, hands and feet above the rest of them,” he also added, “But how pathetic that he killed himself. Don’t kid yourself, that’s what he did. Slowly, I’ll grant you… But that’s what drugs and alcohol is: A slow death.”

Although Simmons calls his original comment tactless, he also casts blame on media outlets for “quote-mining things [he’s] said in the past and applying it to new situations.”

So far, social media is not quite forgiving.

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