The rapper says she struggling to finish her new record, ‘Fantasea 2’.
Rapper Azealia Banks has said she feels ‘deeply misunderstood’ and has watched as her ‘ideas and insight get paraphrased and repackaged by everyone’. Banks made the comments on Instagram, as she is still banned from twitter following her attack on Zayn Malik in May, which started when she accused him of copying her video.
Azealia Banks says she feels stolen from.
“I feel really sad and uninspired. I’m having trouble mustering up enough smiles and enthusiasm to finish ‘Fantasea 2’,” she began. “I feel deeply misunderstood. I feel cheated, I feel stolen from.
"I feel though as I’ve made and am making such huge contributions to the times, as far as music and the national conversation go, only to be shoved into a corner and punished while I watch my ideas and insight get paraphrased and repackaged by everyone."
In May the controversial rapper tweeted that Zayn Malik had ripped off her ‘Yung Rapunxel’ video for his ‘Like I Would’ promo. But things soon turned ugly when Banks launched into a vicious homophobic and racist tirade against Malik, causing her to be banned from twitter.
Earlier this week she also voiced her support for M.I.A., who recently pulled out London’s Afropunk Festival. “Leave M.I.A the f*** alone,” Banks wrote. “You guys are idiots and have COMPLETELY missed the point of what she's trying to tell you.
“THIS IS A BLACK PERSON. SriLankans/Indians are BLACK. U guys keep for getting that black is not something we share as an ethnicity it's something we share as a GLOBAL STRUGGLE.”
M.IA. pulled out of her appearance at the festival when some threatened to boycott the event following comments she had made about the Black Lives Matter movement in April.
In a interview with the Evening Standard she had said: "It's interesting that in America the problem you're allowed to talk about is Black Lives Matter. It's not a new thing to me. Is Beyoncé or Kendrick Lamar going to say Muslim Lives Matter? Or Syrian Lives Matter?
"Or this kid in Pakistan matters? That's a more interesting question.” She later clarified her comments by tweeting: ‘My question was, on American platforms what do they allow you to stand up for in 2016. This has been the number 1 question for me.’