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Azealia Banks is the female version of Kanye West when it comes to public persona: highly talented and smart, but incredibly polarizing. Few artists would appreciate that comparison, but let me explain. I’ve been following her career since “212” and since then, I’ve been conflicted with Banks as a fan. I’ll always appreciate her extensive knowledge on Black feminism and America’s race relations that at times have been more clear and adept than most talking heads on news network right now. But I’ve also cringed at Banks, feeling exasperated on the occasions where she’s acted belligerent toward anyone with an objecting opinion.
Upon the arrival of her provocative Playboy cover story, the common conundrum with Banks came up again.
From Azealia Banks: Wild And Uncensored For Playboy, I came across the same explosive quotes sensationalized by others. Once I got past the sex, social media and music…
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