In a new interview with Playboy, controversial rapper Azealia Banks complained about the United States in a very big way.
“I hate everything about this country,” Banks told Playboy.
“Like, I hate fat white Americans. All the people who are crunched into the middle of America, the real fat and meat of America, are these racist conservative white people who live on their farms. Those little teenage girls who work at Kmart and have a racist grandma, that’s really America.”
When asked who she looks up to, Banks says that she only admires Jay-Z, who she believes has never done anything to pander to white audiences. In Banks’ view, black artists like Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West exploit black culture while playing to a white crowd.
“In American society, the game is to be a nonthreatening black person. That’s why you have Pharrell or Kendrick Lamar saying, ‘How can we expect people to respect us if we don’t respect ourselves?’” Banks said.
“He’s playing that nonthreatening black man s*it, and that gets all the white soccer moms going, ‘We love him.’ Even Kanye West plays a little bit of that game…’Please accept me, white world.’ Jay Z hasn’t played any of those games, and that’s what I like.”