Rapper Azealia Banks isn’t making any friends with her interview in Playboy magazine. She spoke of her hatred for fat, white Americans – among other things.
She said, “It’s always about race. Lorde can run her mouth and talk s**t about all these other b*tches, but y’all aren’t saying she’s angry. If I have something to say, I get pushed into the corner.”
When asked about bringing up the race topic, she said, “Because y’all motherf***ers still owe me reparations! [laughs] That’s why it’s still about race. Really, the generational effects of Jim Crow and poverty linger on. As long as I have my money, I’m getting the f**k out of here and I’m gonna leave y’all to your own devices.”
She continued, “I hate everything about this country. Like, I hate fat white Americans. All the people who are crunched into the middle of America, the real fat and meat of America, are these racist white people who live on their farms. Those little teenage girls who work at Kmart and have a racist grandma – that’s really America. I get annoyed with the fact that I’m even asked to explain myself. Why do I have to explain this to y’all? My little white fans will be like, ‘Why do you want reparations for work you didn’t do?’ Well, you got handed down your grandfather’s estate and you got to keep your grandmother’s diamonds and pearls and s**t.”
Banks’ opinions were formed, it turns out, at a young age. “We had journals in second grade. I went to PS 166, on 88th Street and Columbus Avenue, and we had a teacher I could not stand,” she recalled to the mag. “The black kids got in trouble all the time. We were loud or whatever, but whenever she told a white kid to quiet down and they did, she’d be like, whatever. But if she told a black kid to quiet down and one of them sucked their teeth, she’d put them in the corner. I wrote in the journal one day, ‘I cannot stand this white bitch teacher. F— this white bitch.’ She found my journal and called my mother, who was embarrassed, because my mother used to say stuff like that—’White people are of the devil. Stay away from them.'”
Now that she’s all grown up, Banks has been questioning all things she’s learned throughout her life. “In my adulthood I’m having to destroy all these things society really wants you to think. The history textbooks in the U.S. are the worst if you’re not white,” she explained. “‘The white man gave you the vote. He Christianized you and taught you how to speak English. If it weren’t for him, you’d still be living in a hut.'”
Banks claimed that she, personally, should be educating young minds. “I could write a book about why black people shouldn’t be Christians. Young black kids should have their own special curriculum that doesn’t start from the boat ride over from Africa,” she wrote. “All you know as a black kid is we came over here on a boat, we didn’t have anything, and we still don’t have anything. But what was happening in Africa? What culture were we pulled away from? That information is vital to the survival of a young black soul.”
OMG. I just have no words for this mess. Do you?