Azealia Banks: 'American Racism' to Blame for Sarah Palin, Donald Trump

Azealia Banks: 'American Racism' to Blame for Sarah Palin, Donald Trump


Azealia Banks: 'American Racism' to Blame for Sarah Palin, Donald Trump news

Azealia Banks continued to take aim at Sarah Palin – as well as the issue of "American racism" at large – in a Tumblr post Wednesday. Alex Wong/Getty, Ilya S. Savenok/Getty

Unperturbed by threats of legal action, Azealia Banks continued to take aim at Sarah Palin – as well as the issue of “American racism” at large – in a Tumblr post Wednesday.

“Despite their best efforts to conceal the contempt and envy that the cracker has for Blacks and other people of color … they just can’t hide it and it’s seeping from the seams of their being,” Banks wrote. “I’m 100% positive that the police killings, cultural appropriation, Trump and Palin etc. represent the contempt that whitey shares for this intangible, uncontrollable new black mind that’s been steeping for a while now.”

On Tuesday, a fake news article that quoted Palin as saying “negroes loved being slaves” sparked Banks to unleash a Twitter tirade on the former vice presidential candidate from Alaska. “Let’s find the biggest burliest blackest negroes and let them run a train on her. Film it and put it on Worldstar,” Banks tweeted.

While most politicians would brush off social media criticism – especially when its catalyst was a fake article – the similarly headline-seeking Palin responded to the rapper with her own Facebook post where she chastised Banks for the “anti-woman, pro-rape garbage that you seem to endorse.” Banks followed that up by issuing a half-hearted apology where she said she made a “racially driven joke to counter what I believed to be real, racist rhetoric.”

People later reported that Palin was considering suing Banks, which prompted the rapper to give Palin a free legal lesson on Twitter (“You can’t sue [people] for making jokes. Freedom of Speech girllllyyyyy”) and unleashing Wednesday’s missive.

“The mind born of very intelligent and real conversations/confrontations around American Racism,” Banks wrote. “And the detachment of the Black mind from the mirage of a subpar existence and self-perceptions that crackers created for us long ago. They feel exposed and out of control for once. And our big black ideas and expression are threatening to further expose them, so they’ll try to trivialize and minimize our blackness by stereotyping us.”