Azealia Banks launches into a bitter denunciation of America in the latest issue of Playboy Magazine. Although the issue has yet to hit newsstands, new photos from the spread (no nudes yet; sorry, guys) and interview tidbits have surfaced online. After all, the rapper did promise more news today when the cover was shared online over the weekend.
So, what all does the opinionated 23-year-old have to say in the latest Playboy issue?
Check out her expletive-laced thoughts on America, racism and being labelled an angry black woman below.
On America being racist:
“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. Those little teenage girls who work at Kmart and have a racist grandma – that’s really America.”
On race and being labelled angry:
“It’s always about race. Lorde can run her mouth and talk sh*t about all these other b*tches, but y’all aren’t saying she’s angry. If I have something to say, I get pushed into the corner. Y’all motherf*ckers still owe me reparations! That’s why it’s still about race.”
“I get upset when people are like, ‘Why don’t you just make music?’ What would happen if I couldn’t sing? Then I’d just be another black b*tch to y’all. It’s really f*cking annoying. Black people need reparations for building this country, and we deserve way more f*cking credit and respect.”
On her right to speak slang:
“When you rip a people from their land, from their customs, from their culture, there’s still a piece of me that knows I’m not supposed to be speaking English. I’m not supposed to be worshipping Jesus Christ. All this sh*t is unnatural to me. People will be like, ‘Oh, you’re ignorant because you don’t speak proper English.’ No. This is not mine. I don’t even want this sh*t, so I’m going to do whatever the f*ck I want with this language. I’m going to call you a f*g or a cracker or a b*tch.”
Azealia has never been one to mince her words.
The issue hits newsstands Friday.