4 Reasons Why Azealia Banks’ Twitter Is Very Noteworthy And Not That Crazy [OP-ED]

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Azealia Banks is known for her Twitter outbursts. Most of the time, the media looks down upon her for her outlandish opinions. However, Azealia Banks and her Twitter are quite noteworthy. While she may say some crazy things, she’s actually right a lot of the time.

POLITICS
Since Azealia Banks isn’t one for keeping quiet on topics, she’s tweeted plenty about where her vote will go come 2016.

Banks points out that, while Bernie Sanders is progressive and definitely a winner among younger generations, Sarah Silverman was featured at his recent Los Angeles rally. The fact that she has been pictured in blackface before doesn’t sit well with black voters.

While, yes, Banks probably means that she literally wants to see Trump get hit in the face with a pie, this tweet also serves as a subtle reminder: Donald Trump is an entertainer first, Presidential candidate second. Azealia Banks won’t let us forget that.

NICKI MINAJ IS BETTER THAN HER WAX FIGURE

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Nicki Minaj was recently given a wax figure at Madame Tussauds. The figure was inspired by a shot of Nicki Minaj during the Anaconda music video. Of course, the wax figure is meant to honor her; however, Azealia Banks brings up a very, very good point: maybe it’s actually degrading.

Miley Cyrus’ multiple wax figures all feature her standing up and smiling. Katy Perry’s wax figures also feature her standing up in various iconic outfits. Nicki Minaj’s wax figure only goes to show that many view her as a sexual object rather than an extremely talented rapper.

This relates to the VMA Video of the Year debate. Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” video was snubbed, and she argued it was because she’s a black woman with a big butt. Miley Cyrus won Video of Year for her “Wrecking Ball” video, which she appears naked in. Nicki Minaj, on the other hand, appears much more clothed in the “Anaconda” video and doesn’t receive a nomination. Miley Cyrus is evidently viewed as an artist worthy of praise, while Nicki Minaj is viewed as a woman with a big butt and nothing more to offer. Azealia Banks goes one step further to argue that this isn’t solely about body shape and color. She tweets, “America doesn’t like opinionated black women.”

KELLY OSBOURNE’S RACIST REMARK

Kelly Osbourne made a racist remark on The View earlier this month. She stated: “If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?” Azealia Banks took to Twitter to tell the world why Kelly Osbourne is terribly wrong.

She’s right. Many minorities are systematically oppressed in the US. Kelly Osbourne doesn’t have the right to use a custodial worker as evidence for why Donald Trump shouldn’t want to push Latinos out of the US. Firstly, Latinos do so much more in the US than just labor and blue collar jobs. Secondly, the Latinos who are labor workers don’t necessarily have a choice. Azealia Banks is right to mention that capitalism means freedom for many Americans, but it also means the demise of many minorities. Not being able to speak English or not having the connections and knowledge many white Americans have automatically place many immigrants at the bottom of the food chain. As Azealia Banks states, “The American dream rests on and is supported by a systematically oppressed underclass.”

PERSONAL FAVORITE: PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Banks is really preaching to the choir with this one. The public transportation system in Los Angeles needs some serious work!

Azealia Banks knows exactly what she’s talking about when she goes on Twitter rants. While many view her as outlandish, she has many great points to share. She is definitely worth the follow on Twitter. You never know what new and interesting opinion or point of view she’ll bring up next!

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