Horror over star’s vile Instagram act
Azealia Banks dug up her dead cat Lucifer from a grave to "bring her back to life" as horrified fans watched on Instagram.
The controversial rapper has concerned followers in the past with her bizarre antics.
The 29-year-old took to Instagram to share a video - which was quickly deleted - featuring her and an unknown person digging up the buried cat as she laughed in the background and made up a rap about it.
"The cat is in the bag!" she joked during the shocking video, as she pulled up a dirt-covered bag which allegedly held the cat's body.
She said she wanted to bring the animal "back to life."
Azealia captioned the video post: "Lucifer 2009 - 2020. My Dear kitty. Thank you for everything. A legend. An icon. Forever a serval serve."
In the disturbing clip, she then proceeded to boil the cat in a large pot of murky water.
She also shared the entire journey on her Instagram Stories - however, all of the photos and videos were quickly taken down.
But many followers still managed to see the graphic posts, and were horrified as they took to Twitter.
the cats at the adoption center when they see azealia banks come in pic.twitter.com/7lGbmLDppR— Boo Union (@sailorsmina) January 12, 2021
cats when they see Azealia Banks coming pic.twitter.com/BISsEEXEBP— SELF (@Erichardson_22) January 12, 2021
Cats anytime they hear Azealia Banks is around: pic.twitter.com/gRwOpszsZQ— Tre - Justice for Black Lives (@RadioLamb) January 12, 2021
Me after finding out why Azealia Banks is trending 💀 pic.twitter.com/xB2Z9RSonK— Bizmark Darko 🇬🇭 (@Bizzytrill) January 12, 2021
One fan wrote: "I genuinely hope the girl gets help one day but … God damn."
Another added: "My stomach is in my mouth right now. She should really speak to a psychologist.
A third said: "This is one of the first tweets I saw this morning, and I think I'm already good to log off."
The New York Post reports that Banks exhumed her pet as she prepared to move from her home in LA to Miami - and a later Instagram story appeared to confirm this, with Banks announcing "the move is booked" alongside a collection of artefacts including her pet's skull:
This is not the first time Banks has rocked the social media world with her behaviour.
In 2017 she shocked the internet by posting a video of a bloodstained room she uses for "witchcraft", reportedly having used the room to regularly sacrifice chickens.
Back in 2013, she was accused of being homophobic after using a gay slur numerous times while slamming celebrity blogger Perez Hilton.
In response, she said: "Here we go again. Everyone pretending to be so shocked and moved by the word f****t.
"It's like society is so bored with itself it needs to hold on to these outdated rules of what you can say and cannot say. Why has society accepted n***er as a colloquialism … But will not accept f***ot? Everyones always acting like its f**king 1905 in this b**ch."
In 2016, Azealia also used racial slurs directed at former One Direction member Zayn Malik.
She then left Meghan Markle's fans "disgusted" by claiming the former royal could die in a car crash in 2022.
Last year, Azealia left followers fearing she was suicidal after she said she was "ready to go" in an Instagram post.
She said on her Instagram Stories: "Yeah, I think I'm done here.
"This pandemic, extreme lack of social interaction, no intimacy, combined with constant public ridicule is making life harder than it's worth.
"I think I will end my tenure here on Earth soon."
She added: "I will document my last times and release a film for you all to finally understand me, from my perspective."
The NYC native has also faced legal trouble. In 2015, she was arrested for allegedly physically and verbally assaulting a female security guard after she was denied entry to a club for not having an entry stamp.
She was charged with disorderly conduct, and ordered to attend an anger management program.
Azealia previously opened up about her mental health struggles on her Facebook page.
She said: "They joke and prod at you and say you need a doctor yet have no idea about the type of uncontrollable chaos that goes on inside your head.
"On top of arrogantly suggesting you need to be medicated, these people have no idea how gnarly psych-drugs are."
This story originally appeared on The Sun and is republished here with permission.
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