Azealia Banks berated former One Direction singer Zayn Malik with racial epithets yesterday, after he disagreed with her insinuation that he was copying her style. She also decided to diss the UK as a whole and its music scene, which seemed rather absurd, considering that she has more fans there than she does in the U.S. At one point, 14-year-old Disney star (and meme queen) Skai Jackson innocently shared her opinion on her Twitter page, prompting Azealia to then come for her as well. The results were messy, with Skai coming out the clear winner in the situation. Since then, the backlash has been swift and harsh, and an upcoming UK festival has already dropped Azealia as the headlining act. Now she’s attempting to justify her words, saying that she was speaking out of anger, that Zayn felt he was too good to acknowledge her, and that she had to remind him that she and he are the same and are looked at as “other” because they’re people of color.