Azealia Banks Goes Off on Men in Hip-Hop: ‘They’re Gay or Bisexual, Hiding in Closets’
Azealia Banks just gave a new interview to The Breakfast Club, where she offered some very candid thoughts on Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. After that Azealia Banks Breakfast Club interview, she took to Twitter to seemingly fight anyone who posted any protest to her words. In the process, she went off on men in hip-hop, claiming that many of them are hiding in the closet while working in a homophobic industry.
One of the moments from this Azealia Banks Breakfast Club interview currently trending is the rapper’s thoughts on Cardi B.
“Two years ago, the conversation surrounding black women’s culture was really reaching an all-time high, and we were really like discussing our power amongst ourselves, and, you know, Beyoncé came out with Lemonade. There was just this really, really, really intelligent conversation going on nationally, and then everything just kind of changed and then it was like Cardi B,” Banks said. “I’m just talking about this caricature of a black woman that black women themselves would never be able to get away with. Like, if my spelling and grammar was that bad, I’d be canceled. If Nicki Minaj spelled like that, we would be ragging on her all day.”
Azealia Banks speaks and questions Cardi Bs quick unexpected rise to female rap mainstream success.
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In a tweet storm following her Breakfast Club appearance, Banks also called out men in hip-hop, claiming that many are either gay or bisexual and are hiding in the closet.
Azealia Banks tweeted, “Sidebar — half of these men in hip-hop are gay and bisexual, hiding in closets. No clue why they try to discredit me by saying my music is gay when half of them are getting head from boys and being penetrated behind closed doors. That’s not a read. It’s the truth.”
Banks continues, “With the amount of fronting that goes on amongst men in hip-hop it could actually be said that Azealia Banks is in fact MORE authentic than the hyper-masculinized secretly-like dick, gay bashing culture of hip-hop.”