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Azealia Banks wants to work with Zayn Malik

Azealia Banks wants to work with Zayn Malik

Azealia Banks wants to collaborate with Zayn Malik.

The '212' hitmaker recently apologised to Zayn for an expletive-laden Twitter tirade she launched against the former One Direction star earlier this year, and has now revealed she would be open to working him in the studio.

She shared: "I definitely would love to collaborate with Zayn. From here, I watched the Naughty Boy thing and I have always seen where he's going.

"He's definitely helped him get that sound, that sound that's different but still cool, very relevant but it's different and it's new and special - which is something I think I do very well."

Azealia recently penned an open letter to Zayn in which she said sorry for her Twitter tirade - and she's now explained why it was important to be so public with her apology.

She told MailOnline: "I actually apologised a couple of times, but I don't think it got through to people. I think when the situation was still so fresh, people weren't just not wanting to hear it.

"I guess I didn't give the apology I thought people could really hear because there was just so much going on.

"And now that the coast is clear, I thought, 'Let me tell you guys again what I meant, I'm very sorry'."

The 25-year-old star also said that apologising was the first step towards her forgiving herself for the episode.

She said: "It's just with all this stuff that's happening with me. I can't be involved in this type of [controversy]. It's definitely overshadowed my music and definitely pushed unnecessary drama onto my life.

"I may have just got carried away and whatever the excuse is, it was uncalled for and I just needed to apologise so I could begin forgiving myself for it."