Lately I have been hearing Azealia Banks name everywhere, not because she has new music out or is now on the top charts but because she is bashing another artist.
My opinion on the whole situation is that Banks needs to stop picking petty twitter wars with other artist and work on her craft. It’s sad to say but the most I have heard her name is because of the drama she is causing. First off for a woman that says she feels so strongly about black culture, why does she have to be the one to contribute to the stereotype of an angry black person?
Apparently Banks has a problem with the way Iggy Azalea acts and raps in her music. She feels as though Iggy is mocking black people by rapping the way she does. So I read a little on the twitter war between the two and I have come to the conclusion that Azealia Banks is looking for attention. I never heard of music including Hip Hop being only for one race. Hip Hop was originally created to help empower young black people , in low income areas, to do more with their life than sit on the block and hang out. The music empowered many young people to want to do something with their life. Now Hip Hop has evolved and a broad range of people, from every background, listening to it every day, this includes white people. So if someone from a different race wants to become one with Hip Hop who is anyone to tell them they can’t. No one said you can’t have your opinion but when opinionated outburst make you more famous than your musical talent there is a problem. Bank says Iggy likes black culture but not black issues. My first question is why does she care so much about how Iggy lives her life? Also does Azealia Banks even know what it means to have black culture?
Then she goes in on Kendrick Lamar for making a comment that makes sense and it’s the black people that don’t want to admit that we have a problem within, which will cause change to never happen. I agree with Lamar, the Michael Brown situation should never happen but has black people we need to unite and uplift ourselves from thinking negatively. There are black people that respect themselves but there are many that don’t. Like Ferguson anyone who thinks rationally would say rioting is the dumbest thing people can do to get their point across not only did you embarrass black people you also became the stereotype that white people picture you as. For instance white people now a days put feel in black people when they say specific things but black people feel as though they have to put fear in white people by war. No that’s not the way it works. Its all a mind game, they say the things they say and do the things they do becasue they know how the majority will act. In the end the idea is to get the majority of black people to stop being ignorant to the fact that we are bringing each other down and we have to do better. We can’t act out of anger and must think rationally before fighting a war. So when a quote on quote artist comes out and only promotes negativity it really bothers me because we have a generation of black youth that is already confused, we don’t need ignorant people poisoning their mind any more than it already is.
The point to this whole thing is that Azealia Banks is disrespecting people that have or is now proving themselves in the industry and contributing to the irrational way of looking at the issues black people face today. At the end of the day bashing other artist on twitter will not make you sell more nor will it give you cool points in the industry. My suggestion is for her to take a step back and evaluate herself.