She Queened Up!
Azealia Banks pens a sincere open letter via Facebook to her fans apologizing for her use of the word “Faggot”. Azealia Banks has an enormous LGBTQ following and while most of them were ok with her choice-words, a lot of them were not. In recent news Azealia Banks was wrongfully banned off Twitter for her slurs towards singer Zayne, which escalated after Azealia Banks called him out on stealing a video idea from her and using it in his. Her words were very disrespectful and it sent people into a rage. While TheBLACKMedia supports, and will continue to support Azealia Banks, we do not support everything she does.
Taking a deeper look into the media and the portrayal and respect Women get, I respect Azealia Banks for being one of the few who will speak up and say what’s on her mind, fearlessly. There are thousands of racial slurs, homophobic slurs and more on Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and most social media platforms by large names, and nobodies, but to snatch AB off Twitter is an unfair and unjust attack on a Woman of Colour with a Voice. Her passion and her words may offend most, but they do not offend me. While I can agree to disagree, Azealia Banks is needed in 2016 and it takes a real woman, a Queen who’s Queened up to apologize and change her ways. I believe the 25 year old “Big Big Beat” rapper/singer/actress has a long career ahead of her, especially if she continues to mature this way;
“Ok, i’m never saying the word F****T ever again. The amount of people that get hurt when i use the word vs. the amount of people i’ve said it to are just not worth it. Honestly… This isn’t a cop out, its just me realizing that words hurt. and while i may be immune to every word and be thicker skinned than most, it doesn’t mean that i get to go around treating people with the same toughness that made my skin so thick. Because, that IS how people get thick skin… by being subjected to name calling/belittlement/abuse and its not fair. Not fair to my fans, not fair to my peers but most importantly, Not fair to myself. By using those words i paint a picture of myself that isn’t the true me. I paint the picture of my upbringings, my neighborhood, my pain, and my misfortunes… I paint the picture of someone who is used to suppressing things, and being defensive. I paint the picture of someone who cannot allow themselves to be vulnerable or at the very least, Happy…. When i am ALL of those things. I’m sweet, i’m kind, i’m caring, i’m generous, i love to make people laugh and above all of it, I LOVE ART. I love to please and inspire others with my music and art the most, More than i love anything in the world. To lose out on a chance to make people feel good and smile and be happy would be the dumbest thing i could do in this lifetime. To end this note i want to SINCERELY apologize to my fans for having let so many of you down over the years. I know that you all want nothing else for me but to see me win, and i thank the many of you who saw the beauty in me and have stuck around this far. The #Kuntbrigadeloves me more than i’ve EVER felt love in my life and it would be so sacrilegious to throw away my blessings that way. when i was a little girl i prayed to god that someone would come along and love me and my wish was granted 100fold. I cherish the #kuntbrigade SOOO FUCKING MUCH, you guys are my rock, I love you guys so much and all i want to do is make you proud.
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