SINEAD O'Connor has returned to social media to attack "white supremacists" after facing widespread condemnation last week for "racist" comments she made about white people and non-Muslims.
The Irish musician – who now goes by the name Shuhada' Davitt – sparked outrage after announcing she doesn't want to spend anymore time with "disgusting white people" since converting to Islam.
The 51-year-old deactivated her Twitter page following the backlash but has now returned with a video explaining her recent remarks.
Donning a hijab, the Dubliner claimed her comments last week were a ploy to get her account banned.
She said: "I decided to come back to Twitter as I love annoying the white supremacists that are now all over my page.
"I don’t really hate white people, it’s just the way I see it is Twitter would close my account if I said I did because they closed my account for saying I don’t like nuns murdering babies in Ireland".
She continued: "I was rather hoping they would close my page if I said I hated white people. But they didn’t."
Last week, the Nothing Compares 2 U singer acknowledged she was being "racist" when she branded white people and non-Muslims "disgusting", before adding: "Interesting to see if Twitter bans this".
She posted: "I’m terribly sorry. What I’m about to say is something so racist I never thought my soul could ever feel it.
"But truly I never wanna spend time with white people again (if that’s what non-muslims are called)."
Speaking elsewhere in her latest video, O'Connor said those who condemned her remarks "clearly don't read - you don't spell very well either by the way".
She added: "Up at the top of my page, you’ll see I don't read replies, so there’s no point writing them you f***ing idiots."
O'Connor announced she had converted to Islam late last month but her recent social media posts have been met with a furious backlash by both Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
Last year, the mother-of-four sparked concern after sharing a 12-minute video saying she was having "suicidal thoughts" and living at a Travelodge.
She later underwent intensive mental health treatment in the US with the help of television personality Dr Phil.