After tearfully pleading for help from her fans in an an Instagram Live video accusing one of her neighbors of pulling a gun on her, Azealia Banks took to social media with an update on the situation.
“I’m exhausted. my mental is falling apart,” Banks said in a video on her Instagram Story on Wednesday (Feb. 5). “When I wake up I’m just going to pack up my s**t.”
Hours earlier, the native New Yorker gave out her address and begged fans to come to her Southern California home after the neighbor allegedly brandished a firearm. In the tearful video, Banks explained that she’s the only Black person on the block, and that she’s being terrorized by a racist white neighbor for playing loud music.
“This is the second time my neighbor pulled a gun on me,” Banks said through tears. ”I gotta call the cops and I know the cops are gonna’ take his side. Please come to my house!”
Azealia Banks shares alarming cry for help on Instagram, urging fans to come to her house after a neighbor pulled a gun on her:
“If I call the cops, I don’t know what the cops are gonna do. I don’t know what white people will do! I’m like the only black girl on this street.” pic.twitter.com/3PtH5lN0R7
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Fans apparently came to her rescue, and police were eventually called. But Banks claimed that the neighbor lied to cops about having a gun.
“Guns are scary as f**k but I need to calm down and understand that people who brandish weapons won’t really shoot them,” the 28-year-old rapper wrote in another post to her Instagram Story. “What kind of man pulls out a gun to intimidate a single woman who lives alone???? F**king yuck.
“Love ya’ll, thanks to everyone who came to check on me and everyone for being super vigilant about this. I’m leaving here tomorrow but I felt it was important to make my whereabouts public incase this crazy guy decided on anything strange. I am okay. A bit traumatized, but okay. I love you all.”
In a follow-up video, Banks said that she was “disappointed” in herself for getting so scared. “I never want to be in this position again. I never want to be scared for my life because a pu**y has a gun, and I don’t.”
Banks added that she plans to move her stuff into a storage unit, head back to New York, and work on her album. “I should not have come to L.A., and I gotta’ learn to start trusting my instincts.”