Cancel Culture is Fake: Every Explosive Thing Azealia Banks Told Rolling Stone

Cancel Culture is Fake: Every Explosive Thing Azealia Banks Told Rolling Stone

“The Beatles Suck,” “Imma make this gay-ass music,” “Larry David, call me” and a hell of a lot more.
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An Azealia Banks re-appraisal and comeback seems on the way and we are 100% here for it. The contagious social media slap jack / Queen of Mean & “these streets” chatted with Rolling Stone in update of her upcoming album and in celebration of the upcoming tenth anniversary for her quintessential “212,” our pick for best song of last decade.

Banks is arguably more famous for her outrageous opinions that should be taken with an entire box of salt. Call it dangerous, call it hilarious – Banks’ public persona is as unpredictable as her rhythm and flow.

Woman makes straight bangers and truly does not give a fuck.

Banks delivered a characteristically brash and no-nonsense interview to the magazine answering questions on everything from Kanye West who she considers herself superior, to Russell Crowe who spat on the rapper and called her racial epithets. Banks who has been suspended on Twitter for transphobic tweets explained how Black women are immune to the invisible hand of cancel culture while offering a few other explosive takes. She capped it off with a request for a call from Larry David.

It’s about as chaotic an interview can be in 1500 words.

For everyone that’s here for it and do it or don’t cause she got places to be – here are the choice quotes from Azealia Banks Interview With Rolling Stone.

On the music industry:

it’s the most devalued art form in all the art forms.

On if anything created by the next generation excites or inspires her:

Not really. No.

 

On The Beatles:

…I think the Beatles suck. […] I’m a Beach Boys girl.

 

On Kanye West:

Listen to my music. Listen to the last five years of Kanye West’s music. I’m superior. I don’t have to talk about that which is beneath me. He’s been, I guess, selling sneakers and doing outrageous shit, everything but the music. When Kanye puts some music out that is important, then I guess we can have that conversation. But right now, he’s kind of just like a cultural figure.

 

On Social Media:

They’re selling ideas, lifestyles, whatever comes out of liberal academia’s ass. And it changes. It’s almost like the unwritten rules of Blackness, it’s like the unwritten rules of just how to conduct yourself.

On John Lennon’s “Woman is the Nigger of the World:”

John Lennon wrote a song called “Woman Is the Nigger of the World,” and here we are years later calling it one of the best songs of all time.

 

On pandemic learning lessons:

I think the memes of yesteryear were way more intelligent, way funnier, way brasher — they were less censored

 

On “212” becoming a queer anthem:

When I came out with “212,” I was actually the first artist to just be like: “Oh, this is gay, this is our hip-hop” — you hear what I’m saying? And it’s a very deep conversation, which I really don’t care to have. It’s just all these unwritten rules of Blackness, and what’s appropriate for Blackness, and the rules change every fucking day. I was like, “Oh, whatever, who gives a fuck. Imma make this gay-ass music, and y’all are going to jump to it.”

 

On NFTs:

I’d like to keep that private because I don’t want to … I’m not in the mood to give out free game. I’ve given out a lot of free game.

 

On Cancel Culture:

I mean, cancel culture doesn’t really exist. Only God can cancel something. Just because you don’t like it, doesn’t mean that it’s canceled, it just means you don’t fucking like it, and that’s OK.

 

On if she thinks that she’s ever been cancelled:

No. There was a lot of jealousy. It just seems like all of these rules for self-expression and identity apply to everybody but Black women.

Russell Crowe choked me, spat on me, and called me a nigger, and now he’s in a Marvel movie.

 

On if she’s mad if people are taking so long to realize that she isn’t just some crazy bitch:

Who’s got time to get mad? There’s only time to get money.

 

On the future:

I’m optimistic about Azealia Banks. I love Azealia Banks. I think she’s incredible.

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An Azealia Banks re-appraisal and comeback seems on the way and we are 100% here for it. The contagious social media slap jack / Queen of Mean & “these streets” chatted with Rolling Stone in update of her upcoming album and in celebration of the upcoming tenth anniversary for her quintessential “212,” our pick for best song of last decade.

Banks is arguably more famous for her outrageous opinions that should be taken with an entire box of salt. Call it dangerous, call it hilarious – Banks’ public persona is as unpredictable as her rhythm and flow.

Woman makes straight bangers and truly does not give a fuck.

Banks delivered a characteristically brash and no-nonsense interview to the magazine answering questions on everything from Kanye West who she considers herself superior, to Russell Crowe who spat on the rapper and called her racial epithets. Banks who has been suspended on Twitter for transphobic tweets explained how Black women are immune to the invisible hand of cancel culture while offering a few other explosive takes. She capped it off with a request for a call from Larry David.

It’s about as chaotic an interview can be in 1500 words.

For everyone that’s here for it and do it or don’t cause she got places to be – here are the choice quotes from Azealia Banks Interview With Rolling Stone.

On the music industry:

it’s the most devalued art form in all the art forms.

On if anything created by the next generation excites or inspires her:

Not really. No.

 

On The Beatles:

…I think the Beatles suck. […] I’m a Beach Boys girl.

 

On Kanye West:

Listen to my music. Listen to the last five years of Kanye West’s music. I’m superior. I don’t have to talk about that which is beneath me. He’s been, I guess, selling sneakers and doing outrageous shit, everything but the music. When Kanye puts some music out that is important, then I guess we can have that conversation. But right now, he’s kind of just like a cultural figure.

 

On Social Media:

They’re selling ideas, lifestyles, whatever comes out of liberal academia’s ass. And it changes. It’s almost like the unwritten rules of Blackness, it’s like the unwritten rules of just how to conduct yourself.

On John Lennon’s “Woman is the Nigger of the World:”

John Lennon wrote a song called “Woman Is the Nigger of the World,” and here we are years later calling it one of the best songs of all time.

 

On pandemic learning lessons:

I think the memes of yesteryear were way more intelligent, way funnier, way brasher — they were less censored

 

On “212” becoming a queer anthem:

When I came out with “212,” I was actually the first artist to just be like: “Oh, this is gay, this is our hip-hop” — you hear what I’m saying? And it’s a very deep conversation, which I really don’t care to have. It’s just all these unwritten rules of Blackness, and what’s appropriate for Blackness, and the rules change every fucking day. I was like, “Oh, whatever, who gives a fuck. Imma make this gay-ass music, and y’all are going to jump to it.”

 

On NFTs:

I’d like to keep that private because I don’t want to … I’m not in the mood to give out free game. I’ve given out a lot of free game.

 

On Cancel Culture:

I mean, cancel culture doesn’t really exist. Only God can cancel something. Just because you don’t like it, doesn’t mean that it’s canceled, it just means you don’t fucking like it, and that’s OK.

 

On if she thinks that she’s ever been cancelled:

No. There was a lot of jealousy. It just seems like all of these rules for self-expression and identity apply to everybody but Black women.

Russell Crowe choked me, spat on me, and called me a nigger, and now he’s in a Marvel movie.

 

On if she’s mad if people are taking so long to realize that she isn’t just some crazy bitch:

Who’s got time to get mad? There’s only time to get money.

 

On the future:

I’m optimistic about Azealia Banks. I love Azealia Banks. I think she’s incredible.

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