Azealia Banks brands Rose of Tralee 'ugly Irish girl' and declares herself 'Queen of Ireland' as rapper arrives on ferry for Dublin gig

Azealia Banks brands Rose of Tralee 'ugly Irish girl' and declares herself 'Queen of Ireland' as rapper arrives on ferry for Dublin gig

AZEALIA BANKS launched a vile attack on reigning Rose of Tralee Kirsten Mate Maher as she arrived into Dublin on a ferry this morning following her spat with Aer Lingus.

The US rapper faced a backlash on Monday after she branded Irish women "ugly" on Instagram, in the wake of a row with the airline's staff on a Dublin-bound flight from London's Gatwick Airport.

The notoriously controversial musician, 27, removed herself from the flight and posted a series of videos during her alternate journey to Dublin ahead of her gig at The Academy on Tuesday night.

In one of her most recent Instagram Stories posts, Banks shared an image of Rose of Tralee 2018 winner Kirsten with the caption: "Nah, you're chopped sis" and the hashtag "#uglyirishgirl".


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@azealiabanks @ me then 💁🏽‍♀️ Kisses from a #uglyirishgirl 😘 #creased

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But the Waterford beauty, 21, took the vile abuse in her stride, tweeting: "Lads, why am I on Azealia Banks' Instagram story? CREASED."

Kirsten then shared a selfie on Instagram with the caption: "Thanks babe, you too" and the cheeky location tag "Aer Lingus".

And in an apparent challenge to the rapper, the Irishwoman added: "@Azealiabanks @me then. Kisses from an #uglyirishgirl."

The bizarre spat caused a sensation on social media, with one person writing: "Azealia Banks and the Rose of Tralee having an Insta feud is one of the greatest things I've ever seen happen ever."

Banks, who has developed a reputation for feuding with other celebrities, claimed she would "get the ferry or whatever" in a teary-eyed Instagram tirade following her Aer Lingus meltdown on Monday.

True to her word, the New Yorker drove to Wales early this morning before boarding a ferry to the Irish capital and is now in the city.

Returning to Instagram following her arrival on Irish soil, Banks said: "Just got some great sleep and woke up to some excellent news... it turns out I'm the Queen of Ireland.

"Aren't you happy to have a Queen like me? The first black Queen of Ireland!


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Queen Of Ireland Has Arrived!!

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"I woke up in the Irish spring and the girls can't take it. I've got the pot of gold, and I'm not even from here. The Irish boys can not resist the Irish Queen".

Inundated with messages from people outraged by her insults, Banks added: "I've had enough of y'all Oompa Loompa-looking, spray-tanned, crazy looking b****es.

"The girls have scurvy, they're like vitamin deficient, they need some calcium tablets and some Camaraderie soap."

The musician also shared screenshots from a conversation with Irish UFC star Conor McGregor asking for help over her alleged "bullying".