Querulous recording artist Azealia Banks, whose Twitter feed is a simmering broth of homophobia, nonsense, and the occasional Donald Trump endorsement, may hold in her hands the fate of billionaire CEO Jack Dorsey.
Anyway, that's what Banks, who claims to be an expert in witchcraft, appeared to argue. More specifically, she took to Twitter to say that Dorsey sent her a lock of his hair and asked for her spiritual protection. And poof, the dogged reporters at Re/Code were on the story.
Look at how hard I worked to keep Dorsey Safe! Lots of care and energy went into this !!!!! pic.twitter.com/aLhbx4rGlY— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) April 13, 2016
The tale of toil and trouble begins last year, when Banks appears to have endorsed Square, a company which Dorsey runs as CEO in his spare time when he isn't busy operating Twitter, also as CEO.
Guys! I just got a cashtag! It's the new way to send & receive money! You get $5 to sign up. My cashtag is https://t.co/L5OUN7aTMy— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) March 23, 2015
Banks claims that Dorsey asked her to promote Square as she did, and, in exchange, promised to shill for her music. Then it all sort of goes from there.
Jack Dorsey asked me to tweet about his cash app and in exchange he was supposed to tweet about my mixtape. he never did.— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) April 13, 2016
he also sent me his hair in an envelope because i was supposed to make him an amulet for protection.— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) April 13, 2016
i'm bout to hex this nigga.— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) April 13, 2016
i have 3 Strands of a billionaire's hair. i should steal his luck.— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) April 13, 2016
Dorsey's fates have fluctuated somewhat wildly within the last year, and Banks's story would certainly add clarity. While Re/code diligently reached out to Square and Twitter, the outlet was met with mild derision by company spokespersons. Square's representative, for example, in response to a request for comment, sent a GIF of Will Arnett as Gob Bluth, a magician from Arrested Development.