Daniel Nussbaum, Breitbart, March 17, 2015
Rapper Azealia Banks lashed out at “racist conservative white people” and “fat white Americans” in a wide-ranging, race-heavy interview for her cover of Playboy magazine this month.
“Yes! I hate everything about this country,” Banks replied when Playboy asked if she wanted to leave the United States. “Like, I hate fat white Americans. 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 maintained that if people read her Twitter account and do not like her, “it’s always about race.”
“Lorde can run her mouth and talk sh*t about all these other b**ches, but y’all aren’t saying she’s angry,” she told Playboy. “If I have something to say, I get pushed into the corner.”
Banks elaborated: “Because y’all motherf***ers still owe me reparations! [laughs]. That’s why it’s still about race. Really, the generational effects of Jim Crow and poverty linger on. 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.”
The 23-year-old New York rapper, whose debut album Broke With Expensive Taste landed at No. 30 on the Billboard 200 chart last year, next took aim at her “little white fans.”
“I get annoyed with the fact that I’m even asked to explain myself. Why do I have to explain this to y’all?” Banks asked. “My little white fans will be like, ‘Why do you want reparations for work you didn’t do?’ Well, you got handed down your grandfather’s estate and and you got to keep your grandmother’s diamonds and pearls and sh*t.”