Azealia Banks is taking a break from digging up her dead cat and returning to music after signing with major label Parlophone.
In a recent interview with the Guardian, Banks spilled the beans on her very public breakdowns, Kanye West and, weirdly enough, Ron DeSantis. (Naturally, she used rather colorful language in doing so: Cockburn urges the faint-hearted to skip over the following quotes.)
Banks, the New York rapper and singer who first gained popularity eleven years ago with her hit “212,” claimed that she felt safer after her move from Los Angeles to Florida. She said that people “mind their fuckin’ business” and claimed that the media lies about the Republican haven.
Part of that, she said, is down to the governor, Ron DeSantis. “He’s focused on the basic shit. There are elderly people in our country without walkers, who don’t have the money to get a septic tooth pulled. If we’re talking about divvying up healthcare funds, those situations should take precedence to facial feminization surgeries and stuff like that.
“I mean, I get it — but that’s a cosmetic surgery. Like, does your penis work? Can you pee? You’re not as in trouble as the older woman who can’t afford her dialysis. I think DeSantis is practical about a lot of things.”
Banks is far from the first rap star to dip a toe into Republican politics. Kanye West infamously “put the MAGA hat on” in support of Donald Trump and went public with how he “loves the way Candace Owens thinks” back in 2017. West’s associates Lil’ Wayne and Lil Pump endorsed Trump just before the 2020 election.
Banks also discusses her disgraced former collaborator Kanye. “Just because you can’t get attention from Kim Kardashian, you turn it on your fucking daughter,” she said. “Kanye, you’re an abusive asshole and you’re a pussy for picking on that little-ass girl. You are the last person we need to hear from about black fatherhood and the black family unit.”
Banks, aside from her music, is most known for her fierce online feuds with other musicians such as Grimes… and for digging up her dead cat Lucifer from its grave and cooking him to “bring him back to life” while streaming the graphic footage online. In 2016 she also shared an Instagram video of her scraping congealed chicken blood out of her closet, claiming that she had been slaughtering chickens in her house for the past three years.
Cockburn is sure that DeSantis will be thrilled with the rapper’s support. Let’s hope the governor doesn’t have a cat…