Azealia Banks “Ready To Go” In Cryptic, Suicidal Message That Has Fans Worried
T/W: This article contains messages alluding to death and suicide. Reader discretion is advised.
Miss Bank$, better known as Azealia Amanda Banks, has left fans ad critics stunned with her recent updates to her social media. Taking to her Instagram story, the multitalented artist (who dances, sings, raps, produces, writes songs and acts) posted suicidal-like messages.
In her first post, Banks talked about being “done” with being here, stating:
This pandemic, extreme lack of social interaction, no intimacy, combined with the constant public ridicule is making life harder than its worth. I think I will end my tenure here on earth soon,”
Then, she clarified that no, she wasn’t “begging for attention or asking for sympathy/empathy”, she was just tired.
I’m just ready to go. Peacefully of course. “I will document my last times and release a film for you all to finally understand me, From my perspective. I will try my best to finish the projects I promised I would beforehand. With whatever strength is left.”
Finally, she asked that fans not “bombard” her with messages she was “not in pain” and “at peace.
The ‘212’ hitmaker and award-winning artist would then go on to post three separate videos on Instagram, confirming that she was doing better – but also calling out haters, critics and bullies that have been giving her a hard time (especially after her constantly changing stance on current US President Donald Trump as well as her beef with Iggy Azalea).
In her first video captioned, “What is this obsession u b*****s have with my despair?”, Banks asked people to ignore her, as they have been doing thus far.
You b*****s are really funny. Ya’ll reaching out to management under the guise of concern but really it’s just a story grab. Even if I do decide to kill myself, treat it like how you treat everything else ‘Azealia Banks’. When Azealia Banks drops a new song and you don’t post it.if I decide to kill myself, don’t post it. Don’t write no think pieces. Ignore it, just like you ignore it every other time.”
In her second video, she calls out those that are suddenly showing her support despite having been absent from her life for the past year.
Don’t express concern for me when I’m down. Support me when I’m up. Ya’ll want to have all these conversations about Black women’s’ mental health and all that; support me when I’m up. Support me when I’m feeling good. Support me when I’ve got a smile on my face. Don’t just give me support when I’m crying and down in the dumps and like… after ya’ll done ridiculed me and made fun of me the whole f****** year and made me the laughing stock… Support me when I’m down because that’s where ya’ll put me. Support me when I’m putting new music out and when I’m exploring my creativity and when I’m doing all of those things to free myself from whatever cage that I feel locked in. Support me when I’m trynna get free. Don’t support me at the end.”
This follows what Banks called her “Britney Spears moment” when she shaved her head herself, going bald on the 1st of August. She joked that she was feeling like “Britney b**** on some 2007 s***”. According to Banks herself, she felt that it was the right time to go bald because “of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and because of health concerns related to using hair relaxers”. She even compared herself to Heidi Klum’s ex-husband, singer Seal, saying:
I’m going to keep a baldie and I’m going to rock my wigs. I’m about to be bald like Seal in this b****. I’m really about give a kiss to a rose, b****,”
Azealia Banks cuts all her hair off 💇🏽♀️ pic.twitter.com/tLCJiQ3bVF
— Rap Alert (@__rapalert) August 2, 2020
Fans are calling for support for the 29-year-old “Anna Wintour” rapper and have even taken the time to call out hypocritical ‘supporters’, many of whom were prefacing their care and well wishes for her with sharing how much they dislike the controversial, outspoken New Yorker.
the way azealia banks and kanye have the exact same type of bipolar but only one of them is afforded empathy for their erratic behavior … i don’t agree with a lot of the Shit she says but that’s the epitome of blatant misogynoir
— @・ꈊ・@ 🧫 (@edibleteeth) August 9, 2020
I hope Azealia Banks has some love around her right now. She supremely talented & despite the things she’s said, she’s still deserving of grace & sympathy.
— Ronald Isley (@yoyotrav) August 9, 2020
Idc if you don’t like Azealia Banks or disagree with anything she’s said or done before. She’s a human being who is at her lowest point rn and needs mental help
— popligion (@popligion) August 9, 2020
I’ve been cancelled a million times on Twitter, I DO NOT care.
Azealia Banks has never been afforded the understanding we owe her in consideration of her mental health.
Yet y’all afforded it for Kanye who defended Cosby, endorsed Trump and used revenge porn on another artist.
— 🌿 Maleek 🦜 (@UngodlyMaleek) August 9, 2020
You can talk about Azealia without saying “I don’t like her but” or bringing up Kanye like you can literally just support a Black woman independent of that
— evie zamora (@rianphin) August 9, 2020
The azealia banks stuff is also frustrating because I remember the first time she messed up publicly and after that it was like the gates opened up and everyone finally got to attack her and get that hatred they have for dark black women out but have it be “justified”
— 🌑 (@Abalisah) August 9, 2020
Y’all don’t wanna give ppl their flowers till u by their gravesite & that’s the problem. Y’all ignore Azealia Banks every day. Talk about how problematic she is. Now the aftermath of years of being treated poorly and unappreciated is showing its head and y’all wanna fake care. 🖕🏿
— SEKOYA (@yungbabytate) August 9, 2020
Here’s to hoping Azealia has the support she needs and people give her the space to heal.