Azealia Banks can’t seem to stop making headlines.
In an interview that was conducted before the whole Russell Crowe debacle and released on Monday, the 25-year-old opened up to the Evening Standard about her feud with Zayn Malik, getting banned from Twitter, and being a “crazy girl.”
Referring to the “thing with Zayn,” the controversial singer seems to feel bad about her racist remarks in hindsight (she called the singer a “sand n*****r” and a “curry-scented bitch” in a Twitter rant):
“My mother has never reprimanded me but she reprimanded me after the thing with Zayn [Malik] happened. She was like, ├óΓé¼╦£Azealia, you hurt a lot of people’. I was like, ├óΓé¼╦£f*ck’.”
Miz Banks added:
“It finally reconciled these two conflicting thoughts I had about being real and being professional. I realized you’re not keeping it real by being a crazy girl. You don’t lose anything by keeping your mouth shut. So maybe it’s time to stop being a crazy girl. You know sometimes you get carried away when you’re joking. There’s this crude, ignorant, mixed-up New York City humour where people call each other all kinds of f*cked-up sh*t. I use the N-word all the time. I was being stupid, not trying to be hurtful. But there was a point to be made about being stolen from and then having to be the black person defending your blackness. Sometimes you just lose it.”
At the end of the day, A.B. is just upset that she constantly feels like her work is being ripped off:
“I’ve been making some really phenomenal music and I’ve been initiating some really important poignant conversations, and I’m always stolen from or forgotten about, or have someone come and Christopher Columbus my sh*t. How many times have you seen me get stolen from? People have even stolen my name. Sometimes it makes you lose your f*cking mind. There I was again in that position, being stolen from and then being called crazy for saying something about it.”
We’re pretty sure people didn’t react because she spoke up at all, but because of how she handled herself with what she said… but we digress.
Anyway, it was the ban from Twitter that really messed with her:
“They basically cut off my connection to my fans. That’s my livelihood. Like I can’t express myself unless it’s put through this white-normative filter?”
Now, let’s just see how all the recent dramz with the 52-year-old actor pans out…
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