June 11, 2016


Azealia Banks Will Not Use That Word Again: Read the Apology

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Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images

Azealia Banks most recently took to apologizing through Facebook. In this soliloquy the rapper stated that she is “never saying the word F****T ever again,” since she doesn’t want people to be hurt by using the word.

 In her post on Facebook, Banks says she wants to “SINCERELY apologize to my fans for having let so many of you down over the years.” After her racial slurs about Zayn Malik got the rapper suspended from Twitter and booted from FM’s Born & Bred Festival last month, it’s refreshing to see some acknowledgement that she’s made some mistakes.

Banks recognizes that she’s caused some pain through her blunt speeches. Although it’s a step in the right direction, is it enough to build up her image? A journey starts with just one step.

Read Banks' entire post to fans below:

Ok, i'm never saying the word F****T ever again. The amount of people that get hurt when i use the word vs. the amount of people i've said it to are just not worth it. Honestly... This isn't a cop out, its just me realizing that words hurt. and while i may be immune to every word and be thicker skinned than most, it doesn't mean that i get to go around treating people with the same toughness that made my skin so thick. Because, that IS how people get thick skin... by being subjected to name calling/belittlement/abuse and its not fair. Not fair to my fans, not fair to my peers but most importantly, Not fair to myself. By using those words i paint a picture of myself that isn't the true me. I paint the picture of my upbringings, my neighborhood, my pain, and my misfortunes... I paint the picture of someone who is used to suppressing things, and being defensive. I paint the picture of someone who cannot allow themselves to be vulnerable or at the very least, Happy.... When i am ALL of those things. I'm sweet, i'm kind, i'm caring, i'm generous, i love to make people laugh and above all of it, I LOVE ART. I love to please and inspire others with my music and art the most, More than i love anything in the world. To lose out on a chance to make people feel good and smile and be happy would be the dumbest thing i could do in this lifetime. To end this note i want to SINCERELY apologize to my fans for having let so many of you down over the years. I know that you all want nothing else for me but to see me win, and i thank the many of you who saw the beauty in me and have stuck around this far. The ‪#‎Kuntbrigade loves me more than i've EVER felt love in my life and it would be so sacrilegious to throw away my blessings that way. when i was a little girl i prayed to god that someone would come along and love me and my wish was granted 100fold. I cherish the #kuntbrigade SOOO FUCKING MUCH, you guys are my rock, I love you guys so much and all i want to do is make you proud.