Azealia Banks spoke about former employee Kanye West in a new interview, saying that he “hates all women.”
Back in 2012, Banks confirmed that she had worked with West on a number of tracks that were never released.
In a new interview with The Guardian, Banks called West a “fraud” and said that while they worked together, “there was a culture in hip-hop that black women were ugly.”
“To meet him and hear him say all sorts of nonsense about Kim Kardashian [around the time they started dating], it gave me a little bit of glee because you’re young, stupid and haven’t figured it out yet. When you get all these messages from hip-hop that you’re exactly the type of black woman they don’t need, and then you meet someone you like because the music is so good, and he’s like, “I hate that white bitch” – you’re like, “Yeah!”
“Over time, it’s like: “Wait, you hated my black ass too! You hate all women,” Banks added. She confirmed that her attitude towards Kanye West changed in 2020 when, during his first presidential rally, he announced that he wanted Kim to have an abortion from their first child.
Banks said West was “a fucking idiot because he actually sacrificed [his] daughter’s mental health.”
“Kanye, you are a cruel asshole and a pussy because you tease this little girl. You are the last person we need to hear from about black fatherhood and the black family unit,” she added.
In recent months, West has been embroiled in a string of controversies, including wearing a White Lives Matter T-shirt during Paris Fashion Week and numerous anti-Semitic statements that have caused widespread backlash.
When asked if she sees a way back for West, Banks told The Guardian: “I hope not, because things have been going to hell for a very long time.”
“Kanye, did you know that the Bible was the very book that was used to enslave your stupid ass? Have you ever read the Bible? I’m sure not. “Oh, Hitler was a good guy” — do you think Hitler liked negroes? It’s far from shock culture and just plain stupidity,” she continued.
“You deserve to reap what you have sown. In the future, when you walk through Times Square and see Kanye West drinking a non-alcoholic sprite from a McDonald’s cup from a trash can, you can bring it all back at this moment.”
Last month, the StopAntisemitism watchdog group named West “Anti-Semite of the Year.” In an interview with TMZ, the group’s executive director, Liora Rez, said that West used his platform “to promote dangerous anti-Semitic statements about Jews” and that his comments “led to horrific anti-Semitic actions.” Rez added that hatred of Jews “got out of control in the United States” and that the West was “adding fuel to this fire.”