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'Don't you have a famine to go die in?': Azealia Banks in another anti-Irish outburst

Azealia Banks made her latest remarks on Instagram

AZEALIA Banks has made further online comments against Irish people, branding them "inbred leprechauns" and asking, "Don't you have a famine to go die in?"

It comes after the US rapper called Irish women "ugly" and accused airline Aer Lingus of banning her following a row on a flight from London to Dublin.

Banks was performing a sold-out show at The Academy in Dublin on Tuesday night.

But within hours of the gig, the 27-year-old made a series of anti-Irish remarks in response to critical comments posted on her Instagram account.

In one message, she asked an Irish commenter: "Don't you have a famine to go die in?", while in another Banks branded Irish people "inbred leprechauns who have zero global influence and zero white privilege".

"The rest of the world's white folk don't want to associate with you lot at all and it's because you are barbarians," she said.

The 212 star said she was "happiest knowing the Irish are quarantined on an isle so they can continue to inbreed and keep their defective genes away from the rest of humanity".

It's not the first time the rapper has caused controversy with her online comments.

In 2016, she apologised for using racist and homophobic language in a rant towards former One Direction singer Zayn Malik.

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