Azealia Banks made her official return to music last month with her single “Anna Wintour,” and now she’s also back to giving candid interviews and rebuilding her reputation as an artist to be taken seriously.
During her first ever interview with Charlamagne and DJ Envy on “The Breakfast Club,” the rapper addressed a wide range of topics including white feminism, political correctness, Kanye West, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, her former mentor RZA and previous comments she made about Cardi B. Addressing her recent comeback, Banks said in the interview that after pissing “The wrong people” off and being blacklisted from the industry, “The powers that be” have given her “Some leeway” to return.
Banks clarified that she didn’t have a problem with Cardi specifically so much as the way black women are portrayed in the media and in music.
“There was just this really, intelligent conversation going on nationally and then everything just kind of changed and then it was like Cardi B…I’m just talking about this caricature of a black woman that black women themselves would never be able to get away with,” she said.
Addressing her support of Trump, Banks said it was just “For the tax break,” and that both sides are corrupted and oppress people.
Discussing Hillary Clinton, Banks said, “I like my racists racist. I don’t like any of that covert shit. I don’t like any of that politically correct bullshit. I feel this way about feminism too.”