‘Nah, you’re chopped sis’ – US rapper Azealia Banks attacks Rose of Tralee Kirsten on social media
US rapper Azealia Banks has attacked reigning Rose of Tralee Kirsten Mate Maher on social media.
Kirsten, who represented Waterford in the Rose of Tralee but grew up and went to school in Mullinavat in south Kilkenny, found herself in the cross-fire of Banks’ online tirade against Irish women, who she branded “ugly” ahead of her concert in Dublin last night.
The latest controversy involving the rapper came after Banks claimed she was “banned” from Aer Lingus after being “treated like a wild animal” on board a flight from Gatwick to Dublin.
Since the incident, Banks has been posting videos of her journey to Dublin on social media.
In her Instagram stories she captioned an image of Kirsten from the Rose of Tralee: “nah, you’re chopped sis.”
But Kirsten (21) responded to the post with one of her own, an image of her pouting at the camera with the caption, “@azealiabanks @ me then ️ Kisses from a #uglyirishgirl #creased”.
Kirsten is unlikely to be too fazed by the incident.
Earlier this month the reigning Rose said she is refusing to let “nasty people” get her down after she was asked about an incident in a Kilkenny chipper last August when she was allegedly subjected to racist abuse.
Meanwhile, a video posted by Bank (27) earlier on social media to describe her “travel day from hell” at Gatwick has since gone viral.
In the video, referring to an Aer Lingus staff member, she said: “The lady is like… asking me some questions. And since I didn’t have an answer for her…she’s just like staring at me. She goes to the captain…and says that I said; ‘Oh don’t stare at me, I’ll sort you out’. I’m from New York city, I don’t say s**t like that, I don’t use that kind of slang.”
According to Banks, she attempted to look for her passport. “They crowded round me like I’m some sort of animal saying, ‘we’re going to have a problem’. I get off the plane. I’ve worked too hard in my life to be cornered by some ugly Irish b***h. They are ugly Irish women here.”
PICTURE: Kirsten Mate Maher/Instagram