Bristol Palin is speaking out after controversial rapper Azealia Banks took aim at her mother, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, on Tumblr and Twitter Tuesday. The “212” rapper has since apologized, but it seems it wasn’t enough for the second eldest of the five Palin children.
Bristol, 24, fired back Thursday in a blog post. In it, she claimed that she would “never wish any of these threats” on Banks’ mother, referencing the open letter and comments Banks made — and then deleted — on Twitter. Palin went on to reiterate the female emcee’s wish that her mother be “gang raped by a group of black men,” adding that there would be “consequences” for her behavior. Bristol closed out her message by shifting her focus to comments Banks, 24, made about her and her children. She quoted the musician as saying that she likely would have fewer kids if she “listened to my music.” Bristol sought out some suggestions, naming some of Banks’ song titles.
“It is unfortunate people in my generation think they can do, and say, whatever they wish without any sort of consequence. There are consequences for every action you make, Miss Bank$ [sic], and there will be consequences for your unimaginable threats,” Bristol wrote.
— Bristol Palin (@BristolsBlog) April 6, 2016
Banks apologized to the former government official within hours of her crude comments. She tweeted out a lengthy letter in which she explained her actions, writing that she is actually a big fan of Sarah’s. Banks compared her and the staunch Republican, pointing out that both are “very passionate,” “determined,” and aware of their standing on particular issues. She claimed that her outburst was triggered by a satirical article, which she’d only realized wasn’t real after the fact. Banks said that she was “sincerely” sorry if she’d caused “any emotional distress of reputational [sic] scarring.” While her apology seemed legitimate, the rapper flipped the script toward the end. Banks said that her initial comments were “just a joke,” adding that she has “a really crass, New-York-City sense of humor.”
The apology came after the former vice presidential hopeful threatened to sue Banks. In a statement issued to People magazine, Sarah wrote that she planned to “enjoy the retribution some protected ‘celebrities’ seem to understand.” She went on to say that she would be filing a lawsuit against Banks and divvying up her winnings with other victims of “lies and dangerous attacks.”
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— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) April 5, 2016
Banks has yet to respond to Bristol’s attack. It remains unclear if her mother truly intends to move forward with her legal action.