11 Interesting Opinions Azealia Banks Shared on Hot 97's Morning Show
If you haven't already realized that Azealia Banks holds her tongue for no one well now you know.
The potty mouthed, new wave rapper and unicorn lover visited Hot 97's morning show on Thursday (Dec. 18), and in true Banks fashion she kept it real, raw and unfiltered in a very explosive chat. The 23-year-old Harlem native brought her same passionate social media presence to the table as she spilled the tea on everything and then some, even going as far as shedding a few tears as she got choked up while talking about the state of blackness in America. From her thoughts on "Fancy" being the quintessential rap record of the year to her beef with Iggy Azalea and T.I. and cultural appropriation, Banks shares her strong, no holds barred opinion and firmly stands her ground. Sorry Kanye but Azealia Banks might have possibly had the greatest interview of 2014.
Vixens, continue clicking to check out 11 interesting opinions Azealia Banks shared on Hot 97.
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On the state of blackness in America:
"I feel, just like in this country, whenever it comes to our [African American] things like black issues or black politics or black music or whatever, there's always an undercurrent of a "f*ck you". It's always like a f*ck y'all n*ggas, ya'll don't have sh*t or own sh*t. You know what I'm saying? That Macklemore album wasn't greater than the Drake record. That Iggy Azalea sh*t is not better than any f*cking black girl that's rapping today."
On Iggy Azalea being categorized as rap/hip hop:
"Put her in the pop category. Put her with Katy Perry, put her with Miley Cyrus in the same f*cking box together. Don't put her in hip hop. Just because she's not singing does not mean its rap music."'
"You have f*cking coon head ass T.I. trying to promote this white b*tch [Iggy Azalea], but they've got your wife on VH1. Why do you have your wife on VH1 and that b*tch can't f*cking read? You've got your priorities f*cked up. That's really how I f*cking feel about you [T.I.]. You're a f*cking shoe shining coon, how dare you."
On her social media presence:
"Listen, I'm a creative individual and I have the license to think, say, and do whatever the f*ck I feel, you understand. It's so funny because I talk about so many things on my twitter but ya'll n*ggas pick and choose what ya'll want to see."
On Nicki Minaj:
"F*ck it, she's doing the same thing ya'll white b*tches are doing. Here, I'm going to put this f*cking pink wig on and I'm going to act stupid, and I'm going to show ya'll b*tches how f*cking stupid ya'll look. Give me my check, goodnight. F*ck it, she can play the money game too."
On the Grammy's:
"When they give those awards out at the Grammy's, which are supposed to be accolades for artistic excellence, I laugh. Iggy Azalea is not excellent. It's like a cultural smudging. That's what I see and when they give these Grammy's out. All it says to white kids is oh yeah you're great, you're amazing, you can do whatever you put your mind to. What it says it black kids is you don't have sh*t, you don't own sh*t, not even your own sh*t you created for yourself. It makes me upset."
On her beef Iggy Azalea:
"Here's the thing with Iggy Azalea. I have a problem when you're trying to say that it's hip hop and you're trying to put it up against black culture."
On Iggy Azalea's "ReClassified":
"Nicki Minaj over the past two to three years has done so much to create this social presence and social consciousness. So she's like "Re-Up" and "Roman Reloaded", and you've got f*cking Iggy like "ReClassified", you know."
On Prince William and Kate Middleton wanting to meet Jay-Z and Beyonce:
"Listen, I don't need no validation by white people. Ya'll don't need to come over and shake my hand, thank you. I'm Jay-Z, I'm that popping black n*gga, and ya'll are going to bow down and that's it."
On black culture:
"They are trying to erase us. All of our books and scriptures and everything. Everything we're supposed to know about ourselves are gone, like completely f*cking gone, never to be seen again."
On Hollywood's latest trend of slave movies:
"I don't want to see anymore f*cking stories about no more f*cking slaves. I don't want to see no more f*cking white people whipping nobody in no f*cking movies. I don't want to see that sh*t no more because my black story is deeper than the boat ride over. It's very upsetting."