Azealia Banks had plenty to say about the alleged mistreatment she received at a taping of MTV’s Wild ‘N Out on Saturday (July 14).
In an Instagram post, the polarizing artist claimed the show’s cast members ambushed her with inflammatory jokes even though she was only booked to perform a song and not participate in the comedic battles.
“I did Wildin’ out today,” she wrote. “There were tons of pre-planned colorist jokes and of course …. cry baby cried. Some little scrawny black Atlanta twink was prepared for me. They planned this – hit me on short notice, told me I didn’t have to participate in the coon ass freestyle battles ,(not my style) and I was to sing my song and go home.”
Although Banks was apparently brought to tears by the experience, she was more than willing to dish out her own insults on social media.
“I show up and some guy who’s darker than me starts calling me ugly and being colorist, then all of a sudden a choir of the most disgustingly basic, local, cattle call “urban” pseudo comedic ‘FAT BECause You sit in a chair all day’ greasy soul food induced south of the mason Dixon ,self hatred. Ass It#backwards, post-Jim crow , post traumatic slave disorder true self esteem less, Ward of the state CLOWNS with their low scale and highly UNimpressive resumes, start going off about how the beautiful Azealia Banks looks!” she continued. “I’ve never felt so much hate and rage for anyone else than I did in that moment. Yemaya was really on stage . Yemaya …..”
Banks is expected to drop her Fantasea II: The Second Wave album this year, but her social media antics haven’t been curtailed ahead of its release. Earlier this month, she was taking Nicki Minaj to task once again after apologizing for such comments less than a year ago.
UPDATE: Nick Cannon, the creator and host of Wild ‘N Out, has reacted to Banks’ claims on Instagram.
“Don’t you hate when you create your own storms but forget your umbrella???” he wrote. “@azealiabanks We are praying for you Queen #speedyrecovery #Healing She #Wildnout for real #Karma.”