Azealia Banks is hardly known for her art. In fact, most people know her name because of the constant trashing of other people on social media, as well as her use of the platform as a venting device. However, this time, we’re willing to give her a judgment-free pass because of something horrible she claims to have experienced.
On the 15th of April, the rapper – hailing from Harlem – claimed she was the victim of rape. Banks began her message stating, “lowkey just got raped. I feel like dirt.”
The rapper went on to tell a story of how she was pressured into having sex when she didn’t want to. According to Azealia, she won’t be putting out any music because she has to figure out what happened between her and the other person.
In Banks’ words, she claimed men can “badger you” into you giving consent, to the point where you no longer care about what happens. The men in question push and push to the point where it’s no longer “consent.”
The incident led to her feeling the need to delete all of her social media accounts, mostly because of emotions like guilt and embarrassment.
Since then, Banks hasn’t spoken about what had happened, prompting many of her fans to wonder what exactly she was talking about?
Either way, whether her story was a joke or not, the rapper isn’t the only one to come out with charges of sexual abuse in the last year. The #MeToo movement and “Time’s Up” initiative began shortly after the Harvey Weinstein scandal rocked the entertainment world.
A cascade of accusations against other men in the scene followed, spreading to broadcasting, journalism, the music industry, and society at large. Following the initial allegations, men and women in Hollywood created “Time’s Up,” an organization dedicated to ending gender inequality.