Singer Azealia Banks Blasts Kanye For ‘Aggravating Black People’

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Singer Azealia Banks blasted Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Wednesday for “aggravating the black people” to get more “clicks.”

“No @kimkardashian Kanye is not ahead of his time. I said alllll of these things during the election. I had an actual reason for it. Never once did I call [Donald] Trump a good person or say he deserves ‘love,'” the 26-year-old rapper captioned her post on Instagram Wednesday following West’s pro-Trump tweets and Kardashian’s defense of her husband.

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“Y’all are aggravating the black people at the expense of dragging their outrage into more clicks/streams etc for whatever Kanye is about to drop,” she added, suggesting West’s tweets about Trump are just about generating publicity for him ahead of his next album. “Outrage is internet engagement algorithm 101, y’all are not slick. Nothing at all profound, necessary or eloquent about anything your husband says.”

“I wish you would make him read a book cover to cover before you send that black man into a world of white people with such base level theories as well as his very limited vernacular as pertaining to any of the pseudo-intellectual things he tries to say,” she continued. “Kanye will never be the president and you will never ever be the First Lady. Give it up sis.”

Earlier in the day, West tweeted a photo wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, along with a tweet about how the president was “his brother” and “the mob can’t make me not love him.”

Trump responded with “Thank you Kanye, very cool!”