Azealia Banks says current trends in hip-hop “need to stop”
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Azealia Banks says current trends in hip-hop "need to stop"

Azealia Banks has kicked out at the violence in hip-hop and said it “needs to stop” before more people die.

This week, the rapper took to Instagram to write: “Hip-hop audiences are so ghetto and backwards sometime [eye roll emoji]. We need an intellectual glow up fucking pronto. We cannot be this addicted to/excited about such run of the mill human shit.

“Knowing that most MEN and WOMEN IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY will exchange sexual favors for job opportunities is not news. The difference is: these white actors who are sucking dick for lead roles aren’t shooting and killing one another!!!”

Banks has always offered up unpopular opinions, but this one is clearly sincere and from the heart. In a voice note, she added: “Like yo, that’s fucking pitiful. Honestly, whoever these hip-hop pundits are, whatever. Don’t write articles about nothing else until you can figure out to get these rappers to stop fucking dying. It’s ridiculous. It’s the only genre of music where this happens, and people are capitalizing off it. I don’t want to hear shit out y’all n***** mouth […] I love being 30 ’cause everything just makes fucking sense to me.”

She continued: “This hip-hop murder shit really has to fucking stop. It’s not fun. It has to stop. It’s not fun. It’s not gangsta, it’s not cool, it’s like, it’s ruining fucking everything. Sometimes I don’t even want to fucking make music. Like what am I even a part of? Like what the fuck am I a part of? All these guys do is make my fucking life miserable, you know, suck each other’s fucking dicks and kill each other. This shit is not fab. I don’t care. This shit’s not right.”