Rapper Azealia Banks hates “fat white Americans” and believes that those who live in middle America are “these racist conservative white people who live on their farms,” according to a recent interview she did with Playboy magazine.
Banks, 23, also said that a part of her knows that she’s “not supposed to be worshipping Jesus Christ,” calling it, among other sentiments, “unnatural.”
When asked if she wants to leave the U.S., the rapper said “Yes!” and proceeded to explain her reasons.
“I hate everything about this country. Like, I hate fat white Americans,” she said. “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.”
Banks, who was raised in New York City, continued, “Those little teenage girls who work at Kmart and have a racist grandma — that’s really America.”
Banks also spoke about race — a topic she has been vocal about in the past, seemingly joking that she is owed reparations. Later on in the interview, though, she addressed the topic again, calling for more respect for African Americans.
“Black people need reparations for building this country, and we deserve way more f***ing credit and respect,” she said.
The rapper also addressed the “generational effects of Jim Crow and poverty,” claiming that they continue to pose societal problems.
“As long as I have my money, I’m getting the f*** out of here and I’m gonna leave y’all to your own devices,” Banks said.
Discussing what she believes happens when people are taken from their land and separated from their culture, Banks noted that there are things that are “unnatural” for her to partake in.
“When you rip a people from their land, from their customs, from their culture — there’s still a piece of me that knows I’m not supposed to be speaking English, I’m not supposed to be worshipping Jesus Christ,” she said. “All this s**t is unnatural to me.”
Read more about the interview here.
She tweeted at the time that she hates “when these police violence things happen,” saying in a subsequent message that, though it’s “so f***ed up,” it makes her feel “such a general hatred for all straight white men.”
(H/T: Daily Mail)