Oops, Azealia Banks tripped up. After backing Donald Trump for president earlier in the year, the controversial rapper has now announced she’s withdrawing her endorsement from the Republican candidate because of “women’s rights.”
In February 2016, Banks announced she would be backing Trump, saying he was the “only one who truly has the balls to bust up big business.” But it seems a change of heart came after Trump’s 2005 audio tape was leaked in which the candidate suggested groping and kissing a married woman. “The Big Beat” artist shared a message on Facebook Friday (Oct.7) saying enough is enough.
“I made a major mistake endorsing toupey-toupee. Women’s rights are important and we must protect them,” she wrote.
While The Harlemite no longer wants to be affiliated with Trump, she admitted she regrets taking a political stance to begins with.
“I feel so dumb for ever having added my two cents to this election mess. I tried being a vigilant citizen, seeing as being up on it seemed to be the responsible thing to do… but instead I alienated loads of my fans and followers,” she continued. “I deeply regret mixing music and politics as I am now finding it nearly impossible to keep up with the election and the media frenzy.”
As for who she’s voting for now (or if at all) — that’s still undecided. “I’m finding myself confused and disinterested,” she added. “I really hope my fans and peers can forgive me for that as I make a promise to never mix music and politics ever again.”
So since it’s no more politics for Azealia, fans may be expecting more music. “The Big Big Beat” artist recently signed a record deal with RZA, according to a post she shared on Facebook on Oct. 9. “He and I have an excellent work chemistry. Filming coco with him was loads of fun!! Now I get to make music with him,” she said. We’ll have to see what new projects come from that deal. In the meantime, check out Azealia’s full Facebook posts.