Twitter is aghast after Azealia Banks appeared to dig up her dead cat and proceed to cook its remains.
The 212 rapper shocked followers with Instagram videos in which she and a number of friends apparently dug up her cat Lucifer, who died three months ago.
In disturbing footage which has now been deleted, hands clawed the soil where Lucifer was buried, with Azealia saying: ‘A lot of you guys don’t know, Lucifer the cat died three months ago, and we had to put him in the ground, and we’re digging him up for the very first time.’
As she started rap lyrics from her hit 212, the 29-year-old added: ’She’s coming back to life c***s.’
A bag was seen being pulled out of the ground, seemingly containing Lucifer, before the cat’s remains appeared to be added to a pot of liquid that Azealia was stirring.
The video’s caption read: ‘Lucifer 2009-2020. My Dear kitty. Thank you for everything. A legend. An icon. Forever a serval serve.’
**Warning: disturbing footage**
Azealia then shared another post, which is too graphic to show, showing Lucifer’s skeleton, with the caption: ‘She’s ready.’
Both posts have since been deleted.
On Azealia’s Instagram story, she was seen burning sage in an abalone shell, in a ritual known as smudging, which clears out negative energies from a space.
She said: ‘That cat went out with a f***ing bang. Taking my b**** to Miami.’
The footage caused uproar on social media, with many calling the posts ‘sick and disgusting’, while others expressed concern for Azealia.
Back in 2016, the hip-hop star made headlines when she shared a video of herself cleaning feathers and blood out of a cupboard after apparently sacrificing chickens in it for three years.
Claiming the mess was the result of ‘three years of brujeria’, the Spanish word for witchcraft, she said: ‘I’ve got my sandblaster, my goggles…it’s about to go down. Real witches do real things.’
The star shot to fame 10 years ago with her track 212, which became a huge hit worldwide and featured on many best of 2011 lists.
However, after the success of her first two mixtapes, two EPs and first album Broke With Expensive Taste, Azealia became more known for her feuds with people including Grimes and Lana Del Rey, her outbursts on social media and use of homophobic and racist slurs.
She used homophobic slurs in an altercation with a flight attendant in 2015, and recently mocked people who use they/them pronouns, as well as being suspended from Twitter for transphobic posts.
In 2016, Azealia was dropped from the Born & Bred festival and suspended by Twitter after she used racist slurs against Zayn Malik.
Following the release of her single Black Madonna last year, Azealia is releasing new music, with the single Six Flags featuring Slim Dollars.
Metro.co.uk has contacted a rep for Banks for comment.