On Saturday, October 15, news spread that rapper Azealia Banks had been banned from Instagram. However, her profile was still active on the platform and it appeared that she had been shadow-banned instead. This means that her account can only be found by searching for her exact username @azealiabanks and not her name alone.
It is unclear why Banks has been shadow-banned, but it has allegedly been happening for weeks now.
Fans speculated that Banks may have been banned for her involvement in the online beef between rappers Nicki Minaj and Latto, or for her controversial comments in the past. However, no official statement has been made on the matter
Banks is known for stirring up controversy and speaking her mind on social media, leading to her accounts being deactivated or suspended in the past
Regardless of the reason, it remains to be seen if and how Banks will continue to use her Instagram account. Until then, fans can still follow her on other social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.
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