Azealia made some controversial comments in a new interview with Pitchfork.
In a new interview with Pitchfork Magazine, Azealia Banks has revealed that she believes white performers--specifically females--performing in traditionally black genres is "corny" and "regurgitated."
"Itâll be like, 'For a couple of years, weâre gonna fuck with blue-eyed soul, and hereâs Duffy, hereâs Adele'âwhoâs greatâbut now weâve got a thousand White girls singing blue-eyed Soul,â she said. "Itâs so regurgitated and corny. You have it in everything. You have it in indie rock. Youâll have Interpol, and then The National, and itâs just like, âReally, dude?Â Really?
"Or itâll be like, 'Weâre gonna pop off the White-girl rapper,' so weâll have Gwen Stefani and Fergie, and then itâll get worse and worse and worse,â continues Banks. "And youâre just like, 'What the fuck is this?' The whole trend of White girls appropriating Black culture was so cornyâit was more corny than it was offensive. Trust me, Iâm not offended: All the things Iâm trying to run away from in my Black American experience are all the things that theyâre celebrating. So if they fuckinâ want them, have them; if they want to be considered over sexualized and ignorant every time they open their fucking mouth, then fucking take it. But more than that, the art is not good. These songs are not good. Itâs like, 'Oh my God, youâre doing this Black woman impression, is that what the fuck you think of me, bitch? I need to meet the Black woman that youâre imitating because Iâve never met any Black woman who acts that bizarre.' Itâs crazy that this becomes mainstream culture. All of America is celebrating shit like that. Itâs so weird.â