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Changed her tune: Azealia Banks dedicates Dublin gig to 'beautiful Irish women'

Azealia Banks (Photo by Cassandra Hannagan/Getty Images)
Azealia Banks (Photo by Cassandra Hannagan/Getty Images)

Azealia Banks dedicated her Dublin gig to "beautiful Irish women" on Tuesday - a day after branding Irish girls "ugly".

The 212 rapper played a sold-out show at Dublin's Academy on January 22, donning a tricolour hat for the occasion.

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Banks was Dublin-bound to perform on Tuesday when she claimed she was "banned" from Aer Lingus flights after being "treated like a wild animal" on the plane on Monday.

In a teary rant on Instagram, the 27-year-old also referred to the Aer Lingus staff "ugly Irish women".

Banks eventually made it to Ireland by ferry and explained that she had had enough of "oompa-loompa looking, spray-tanned, crazy-looking" air stewards.

"The girls have scurvy, they're like vitamin deficient, they need some calcium tablets and some Camaraderie soap. Anyways, I'm back on the Chardonel," said the rapper on Instagram.

However, Irish fans showed unwavering support as, in footage posted on Twitter, the Dublin crowd can be heard chanting "f*** Aer Lingus," while they waited for Banks to come on stage.

According to the rapper, the trouble started when she attempted to look for her passport.

"They crowded round me like I'm some sort of animal saying: 'We're going to have a problem'.

"I get off the plane. I've worked too hard in my life to be cornered by some ugly Irish b****. They are ugly Irish women here."

Aer Lingus confirmed that two passengers "disembarked themselves" off the flight and added that the airline did not tolerate "disruptive guest behaviour".

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