Azealia Banks Slams Rihanna After Tweets Criticizing Muslim Ban

Rihanna joined thousands of Americans nationwide in voicing her displeasure with Donald Trump's executive order restricting travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The singer, who is Barbadian, posted a tweet aimed directly at the president.
Azealia Banks took exception to Rihanna's tweet. Banks is never one for half measures. She posted a series of screencaps to Instagram that expressed fear of terrorism. Her line of thinking is that the United States is in line for terror attacks after Middle East intervention and exploitation of overseas child labor.
She emphasized that Rihanna is not a United States citizen. Astute observers will note that Banks uses non-American spelling of "chastising."
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Banks also railed against the news and called on African Americans not to fight other peoples' battles.
She also, accurately, pointed to a similar action taken by Barack Obama to temporarily freeze Iraqi immigration. That order, however, didn't prevent legal residents of the United States from entering. Donald Trump's did.
Rihanna has yet to comment on Banks' comments.
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