Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska, speaks during a town hall event with Donald Trump, on March 14, 2016.
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April 5, 2016 6:40 PM EDT

Sarah Palin plans to sue Azealia Banks over a series of explicit tweets the rapper has directed at the former Alaska governor, including one in which she appears to suggest the former governor of Alaska should be sexually assaulted.

Palin said she’s taking legal action against Banks, who has since deleted the tweets and issued a lengthy apology to the ex-governor, according to PEOPLE. “I’ve had enough of the unanswered threats and attacks against my family and me,” Palin said in a statement to the magazine. “So, for the first time I’m going to enjoy the only retribution some protected ‘celebrities’ seem to understand — I’m suing Azealia Banks and can’t wait to share my winnings with others who have gone defenseless against lies and dangerous attacks far too long.”

Banks said she was sorry for how she reacted to a satirical article that quoted Palin as saying black people liked slavery, which she says she didn’t know was fake. “Now since learning that the article was not published officially, I sincerely apologize for any emotional distress or reputational scarring I may have caused you,” Banks wrote, adding that she was “completely kidding.”


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