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Azealia Banks Hates America (Her Words)


Azealia Banks Hates America (Her Words)

Azealia Banks has been controversial before, but now she's just come out with the ultimate blow - "I hate everything about this country." You can include Kanye and Pharrell in her wrath as well.

In her new interview with Playboy, Banks talks about racism in American society and it's effect on popular artists - something she won't let affect her.

"That's why you have Pharrell or Kendrick Lamar saying, 'How can we expect people to respect us if we don't respect ourselves?' He's playing that nonthreatening black man shit, and that gets all the white soccer moms going, 'We love him.' Even Kanye West plays a little bit of that game -- 'Please accept me, white world.'"

"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 conservative white people who live on their farms. Those little teenage girls who work at Kmart and have a racist grandma -- that's really America."

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While Banks discusses how "the generational effects of Jim Crow and poverty linger on" she also touches on other stereotypes in society. She recently raised alarms when she questioned why it was ok for gay men to use the term "b--ch" when she can't use the word "f----t".

There's no question that Banks is outspoken against societal norms, but despite all this, she still says she isn't "special". Even though she called out Kanye, she still regards him as an "intelligent musician" along J. Cole, Ariel Pink, Lauryn Hill, KRS-One, Q-Tip and "lots more".

If anything, she should get you thinking about some incredibly important issues and the powerful ways music can influence these issues.

Original article via Billboard
Full interview on Playboy

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