Azealia Banks: “The Treatment I Get For Being A Dark Skinned Woman Just Makes Me Want To Lay Down And Die Sometime”

February 18, 2015  |  

Azealia Banks recently shared her thoughts on the way men, and people in general, treat dark-skinned women. I can’t tell you what brought on her recent statements about the disrespect she feels women of a darker complexion deal with, but Banks has never been shy about stating what is exactly on her mind, exactly when it’s on her mind. Here’s what she shared on Twitter:

And according to VIBE, she also tweeted this before deleting her comments:



This isn’t the first time that Banks has spoken about disrespectful statements and treatment of dark-skinned women. Back in 2013 she called out A$AP Rocky after he tried to say that red and purple lipstick doesn’t look good on women of a darker complexion. Around that time, she was pushing a purple lipstick for MAC. She let him have it on Twitter, even questioning his sexuality, but she was also honest about the fact that his comments hurt:

“So rocky takes a direct blow to my image about dark skin and purple lipstick, then as soon as I’m a [sic] offended …. I’m the bad guy.”

“That comment was so hurtful. Like hurtful beyond measure. Coming from him especially……”

“It made me cry. It did.”

“Especially since rocky stole my hair style from the 212 video …..”

But what do you think of her recent statements? Is she telling it like it is? Can you relate? Share your thoughts.

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