Shine My Crown Read by Alexa
Azealia Banks isn’t a fan of female rap because she says ultimately — the end result is always the same.
“And honestly, female rap is full of pimps & prostitutes,” she writes.
“And of lot of these girls aren’t rappers LOL. Eventually everyone ends up in a platsic wig and a spandex dress with a bottle of percocet, a bag of fentanyl+tlc, a custom chain made of extremely low grade diamonds, and terrible metabolism.”
She concludes her message with, “No f—king thank you.”
In 2018, Banks proclaimed herself the most influential female rapper after Nicki Minaj.
“People can say you’re ‘irrelevant’ but you been making headlines for 7 years straight. Also you’re the most influential female rapper of the ‘new generation’ (post Nicki),” she wrote at the time.
“I have a way of putting pressure on people to create the art world I want to live in. I see loads of girls running around with my 2011 aesthetic and whether they credit me or not… I can 100% see the impact I’ve had on female rap culture. I can see how my influence has inspired so many of the artists I looked up to as a child and so many artists that came after me. That to me is the truest success.”
She has since deleted the post.
Azealia has remained a controversial figure in rap. In 2014, she sat down for an interview with Hot 97, where she spoke about the lack of genuine appreciation for Black artists.
“I feel like, in this country, whenever it comes to our things, like Black issues or Black politics or Black music or whatever, there’s always this undercurrent of kinda like a ‘F—k you,'” she said. “There’s always a ‘F—k y’all n—as. Y’all don’t really own s—t. Y’all don’t have s—t.’ That Macklemore album wasn’t better than the Drake record. That Iggy Azalea s—t isn’t better than any f—king Black girl that’s rapping today.”
She said it was time for Black artists to be given their flowers.
“Until y’all motherf—kers ready to talk about what you owe me…at the very f—king least you owe me my identity and to not exploit that s—t,” she said through tears, before invoking the police killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.