We got an epidemic y’all, a serious epidemic, and it needs to be handled expeditiously. Shout out to my homie T.I.P. for the vernacular. But back to the issue at hand. Can someone please explain to me the illness that has affected Azealia Banks? Because it cannot just be hateration.
Banks recently decided to make Lizzo her latest “victim” right after Lizzo landed in the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 List. Lizzo’s song “Truth Hurts” has been sitting at No.1 for a good solid week now and I guess Banks felt the need to speak out on Twitter. You know the world is always dying for one of her groundbreaking opinions.
….y’all peep the sarcasm, please.
Banks likes to pride herself into believing she is so politically correct and a serious revolutionary. Let me stop her right there. The comment that Banks made about Lizzo and her new heightened career went a little something like this:
“when they see Lizzo jumping around in leotards with cellulite…no one says body positivity – she looks like she is making fool of her black self for a white American public. Nothing more nothing less…all of this is happening purposely. It’s not because any of these people are talented or deserving…Saddest bit is that the girl is legit talented and truly only being allowed to shine so long as she allows herself to be this millennial mammy of sorts …”
I think that’s enough. Banks verbally abused and berated a few other artists in her rant, but I don’t feel any of that is relevant. It’s not necessary to include those insults in order for you all to see what type of person this girl is. She’s just sad and pathetic.
One, you said Lizzo was not talented or deserving but then you said she has legit talent. Which is it? Two, and this might be the most important point, she called Lizzo a “millennial mammy.” I…
I really don’t know where to begin with this one so I’m just going to write. You claim that you are an advocate for your people. The biggest “Black Lives Matters” cheerleader with all your ra-ra crap, BUT at every chance you get you bash Black people who are succeeding AND–wait for it–more successful than you! Sis, what is revolutionary about calling a fellow Black queen a mammy?
Do you even comprehend or understand the meaning behind that term? And if you do, the fact that you can fix your fingers to even tweet some garbage like that is astounding. A part from this overly induced racist and toxic comment, you decided to carry on and make several comments about her weight.
Who are you to say anything about anyone’s appearance? Correct me if I’m wrong but are you not the same woman who stepped out of the house in jean shorts with the back completely out, showing your entire rear end, unmoisturized, and paired that ensemble with a winter bubble coat and combat boots? Need I say more? I’m sure many of you out there know the outfit I am referring to. But her fashion sense is not what’s on trial here. It is her sense of moral code.
I truly am curious. Does Banks know any other role to play besides victim and bully? Also you can’t play both sides of that fence sis. It literally makes no sense. You chose to attack a full figured BEAUTIFUL Black woman instead of supporting her. Or here’s another option, you can just be quiet! Not everything requires your opinion, in fact at this point nothing does. If you don’t agree with something you do not always need to comment. Simply hush.
The world is already tough enough on Black women, and if this is Lizzo’s form of creative expression then so be it! It’s her way and it’s working. Banks should stop the bashing and use her time productively to find something more positive that works for her too.
By Abena Bediako, University of Missouri-Columbia Alumna
Twitter: @bediakovernita / Instagram: rastaxgoddess