Rival stars can breathe a sigh of relief
michael baggs
08:45 24th April 2013

Azealia Banks has ended her reign of tyranny on Twitter, sensibly handing control of her Twitter account over to her management after endless rants and offensive tweets.

The rapper has clashed with a number of individuals on the social network, including fellow rapper Angel Haze and Perez Hilton, plus posted a number of offensive messages about other stars during the early days of her career. Banks has also deleted every tweet she has every written in an attempt to start with a clean slate.

"My days of twitter terror are about to be over,” she posted in her last personal Twitter update. “I have to turn over my password."

Even this post has now been deleted, and despite her Twitter page revealing she has posted 17,000 tweets in her time, the only posts online at time of publishing this story are three links to Instagram posts.

Where's the hate? Where's the venom? Banks' Twitter is now a very different place

Banks has made more of a name for herself more with her Twitter behaviour than with her music, having had more clashes than hit singles. Most recently she made a gay slur against A$ap Rocky over comments he made, claiming dark-skinned women should avoid wearing red lipstick.

Azealia hit back, on Twitter. "Lol @ A$ap Rocky's lipstick advice," she wrote. "Some people should just come out of the closet."

Azealia Banks previously came under fire for making homophobic comments against US celebrity Perez Hilton, calling the blogger a 'messy faggot' and suggesting he 'kill himself' in a string of messages. She later apologised for her use of the word. An official statement from GLAAD criticised Banks' language.

"Banks' claim that the word 'f**got' doesn't mean a gay male is not true. Regardless of her intent or her personal definition, what matters is the meaning given to that word by those who hear it, and the damage it causes when they do," says a statement from the organisation.

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