LOS ANGELES - ‘212’ hitmaker Azealia Banks has revealed she 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.’’