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Azealia Banks Wants to Track Down Descendants of Slave Traders, Make Them Pay Reparations

Azealia Banks Wants to Track Down Descendants of Slave Traders, Make Them Pay Reparations

Azealia Banks is ready to end her music career to take on a new mission – tracking down the descendants of slave traders and making them pay reparations.

The 23-year-old rapper revealed her new passion after posting an article about the DeWolf family, who traded slaves from 1769 through 1820.

“I wonder where the descendants of the ‘DeWolf’ family are today. they should all have their houses burned and their finances seized,” Azealia tweeted. “This generation of young black kids needs to make a CONCERTED effort to seek out living descendants of major slave trading families. They Owe us Money.”

See all her tweets below:

Click inside to read the rest of Azealia Banks’ message about slave traders…

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  • disqus_02McPyrax7

    what a cunt

  • Sarah-Julia Karbowniczek

    and that is why I just can’t take most rappers seriously – dumb as fuck

  • beara

    What an idiot. She should quit her rap “career” & pay people for having tonlisten to her suckage. Like anyone has any control of what was done before they were even born.

  • Batman0829

    Burn down people’s houses for what their ancestors did? People whom they never even met. Is she insane or just dumb as f*ck?

  • Leslie Milne

    Complete idiot.

  • xyz

    Because its obvious she lacks artistic talent, shes trying hard to stay relevant no matter how….

  • xyz

    Listen, creep, go, make some research and see who really was behind slave trade. For the start, let me tell u that black ppl sold their own kin with no problem. Even the series “Roots” shows that. Oh, yes, ure trying to stay relevant…..

  • Heather

    Well she is definitely too extreme, but she is right. Why should native Americans and Jews get reparations for the crimes commited against their people but not african americans? Is America above the law and standards they hold other countries to?

  • Gabrielle

    As a black female, that’s a very ignorant comment. Current generations should not be punished for what their ancestors did. And black people today are not the ones who suffered, so we don’t deserve that money. It won’t change the fact that slavery happened. The same goes for the Holocaust and other horrendous things that happened in history. The only thing we as a society can do is learn from past mistakes.

  • Gabrielle

    You can’t group all of the rappers together based on what this ONE said. They’re all different people with different views. Based on what I’ve seen, Azealia seems to say “shocking” things or start pointless feuds to get attention. Does she EVER actually record music?? All I ever hear or see is her saying dumb s**t like this.

  • Sebastian Bulos

    this tweets show this gorl is far from mature, even though her music and beats are good,all her persona is what’s wrong… you want to fight back hatred with more hatred…thats why you are not selling any shit coz’ God doesn’t want you have power like Iggy…she is more down to earth.

  • Guest

    if go to extremes like She then all jews and native americans better pay for all those Palestinians they’ve killed so far…nazis.

  • plez

    It amazing that this high school dropout thinks she knows everything and can lecture others just because she has twitter followers.
    LOL at the last tweet. She talks big and bad but not enough to give up her music career.

  • Sarah-Julia Karbowniczek

    that’s why I said “most rappers” and not all rappers ;)

  • Cruizin1960

    Ignorant b*tch. Attack and punish people who have absolutely zero control over what happened hundreds of years ago. How about she track down the descendants of the tribal chiefs who sold their own people into slavery. How about she trace the descendants of Anthony Johnson – one of the first slave owners who turned an indentured servant INTO a slave? Oh yea…Anthony Johnson was BLACK.

  • Marianne

    Wouldnt it be better to bring these issues to the government if she really wants reparations? Kind of pointless going after people who have no control over what their ancestors did.

  • Anastatia Bagans

    LMAOOO this Harlem trash wants money I’m dying laughing. This girl is a joke. The fact that hard working Americans work for bottom feeders like her that mooch off the government is infuriating. This is the type of ignorance and nastyness our money goes to. Quit giving this girl attention!

  • VanityInsecurity

    Making descendants pay for what their ancestors did is like making family members of murders, rapists or all around criminals pay for whatever crimes they do. Perhaps she has some criminals in her family that should pay for their crimes. This racist B is above & beyond ignorant. But she got this idea from Chris Rock he is the first one to say/mean this crap.

  • Bob

    Azealia needs to be medicated and cut off from social media, if this fool wanted to help young Black people she would set a better example and use her social media to encouraged education, financial responsibility, and establihing a stable, economivalky sound family unit before having children.

  • sasha

    All she is doing is dividing races even MORE. she is putting gas to a flame. How about using your “star power” to publicize bringing blacks and whites (and all other races) together and to put the past behind us ,to learn from it. Instead she is trying to divide us even more with hate and her argument is ridiculous considering those slave traders are now dead and she is passing the blame on people who have nothing to do with it.

    what a moron.

  • LaCroix

    this is what it comes down to with this chick MONEY. Bitterness because her people are in a lesser position than most whites. Let’s get something straight JEWS were never recompensed for the Holocaust & Native Americans were almost annihilated, mass genocide. 90 % of Natives where killed. Please do not compare slavery to the Native/Jew Holocaust.

  • vn_102

    Dumb biotch apparently forgot to learn other important piece of history about how it all began in Africa, that they sold their own people to slavery.

  • Jon M’Shulla

    Azealia Banks is a racist. Alzealia Banks is scum.

    Someone ought to track down everyone of her ancestors and find out if they are criminals (not that the slave trade was a crime then.) Then she must be sued and pay reparations to the victims of her ancestors horrible deeds. She is rich….SUE!!! Sue!!!Sue!!!!

    Boycott this ignorant trash.

  • לילית

    This b*tch is crazy as f*ck.

  • Jon M’Shulla

    Don’t give this racist bitch PR Jared. Boycott her product. Boycott her.

  • CrazyEyes

    while i agree that the current generation shouldnt be punished for what the ancestors did, why do you feel you wouldnt be entitled to the money? because you didnt suffer the attrocities? Dont you know that your past shapes your present and your future? you WOULD BE entitled to the money.

  • Drew Flanagan

    Anderson Coopers ancestors owned slaves. Of course his Great-great *ancestor* was killed by a slave. If Anderson coughs up some $$$ will the slaves ancestor(s) be sent to prison?

  • VanityInsecurity

    You are not entitled to things if you haven’t earned them. Your own past shapes some of who you are, but you dictate your own future, not some distant relative that you don’t even know.

  • AeeJay

    She is promoting violence, Promoting hate & bigotry. Anyone following this girl needs to have their head examined. I feel truly sorry for her, because one day she will be judged on her hate, her actions.

  • AeeJay

    She is promoting violence, Promoting hate & bigotry. Anyone following this girl needs to have their head examined. I feel truly sorry for her, because one day she will be judged on her hate, her actions.

  • saucy

    This little b*tch needs to have several seats. I am not responsible for other people’s actions. She keeps on embarrassing herself. It’s so obvious she is jealous of iggy azalea it’s pathetic. Maybe she should hustle as hard as she hates

  • saucy

    Lmao “I would give up my music career” yeah I bet you would since you have no talent or success. She would give up her career for a handout. Entitled, arrogant, ignorant, racist, talentless POS.

  • Storm

    I hope the cops go after and/or she gets a 5150. Crazy psychopath that she is needs to be in jail for inciting violence amongst the young. First off, they need to suspend her Twitter account. Others have been arrested for making lesser threats online.

  • CrazyEyes

    wishful thinking, there. What you say is far from reality. Your past, and those of your ancestors DOES dictate your future. Why do you think so many people have a hard time getting out of the social class they were born into? is it always laziness or lack of motivation? i think not.

    P.S…what you say isnt even taught in school anymore. welcome to the world.

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  • Samm Lacroix

    yes! Official: Azealia is the new meltdown…Bynes as balanced out apparently so the torch has been passed on

  • Glauchow

    The biggest slave traders were the Portuguese and the Spanish. Good luck with that.

  • Anastatia Bagans

    Ancestors from hundreds of years ago dictate your future now? You sound ridiclous. The people that only dictitate our future are our PARENTS. It is utterly laughable you are trying to sit there and say the reason some people can’t succeed is because some 250 year ancestor lmao! Yeah..

  • CrazyEyes

    The ancestors you scoff at are very much alive. try to keep up before looking like an a-$$. people affected by slavery and those that earned the right to vote, which was only some odd 60 years ago, are still alive.

  • CrazyEyes

    btw, which ancestors are you talkng about from hundreds of years ago?

  • LaCroix

    What are you on about? If every person born into poverty had that mentality they would never have achieved anything. Stop the BS & get off that people owe me something cus Im black crap.. you don’t need high social class to get an education by working hard. unreal.

  • CrazyEyes

    Spoken like someone whose never faced any adversity in life. My whole point was that there are realities other than the ones you live and experience. There is a lot that can hold a person back and cannot be overcome by simply getting an education or attaining high class. Its very telling that you brough race into it because race is only a minor part of it. Since you’ve brought it up, ill also let you know that statistics prove that a White male with a jail record can get a job vs a black male who doesnt have a jail record. What do u do then? tell the black guy he didnt work hard enough? What do you tell the person who can’t get into an ivy league school with stellar grades, but someone with an affluent background can with a C avg? Tell him to work harder? this is reality.

  • LaCroix

    Last time I checked we are talking about Banks & her ignorant comments towards white descendants..I didn’t bring race into anything the topic is here.. If you want to defend a known afro-centric/white-race hater that’s fine.. but you are the one staying off topic with social class & all that other BS you are pointing out. Injustices happen everyday & they aren’t privy only to black people. White, Hispanic & Asians deal with it as well.. Because of people like Banks who chose to focus on madness instead of sanity, like yourself.

    Yes to answer your ridiculous Q.. I would tell any criminal not to be one, work hard & get your education. Everyone can rise above their social status with education when all other options fail.

  • Mike1288

    Can this twit shut up now? Why would anyone owe anyone anything? This is the mantality that helps no one. It also makes life hard on those who expect help because it is never going to come. This generation owes nothing to anyone. Slavery was awful we can all agree with it. It was an embarassing time in american history. I believe we have made a very diligent effort in trying to right the wrongs. But nothing will ever be perfect for anyone. I also would like to ask her if she is going to track down the african slave traders? I already question how smart this woman is. I doubt she realizes that african tribes sold other africans to the europeans to trade. Hollywood hates to admit this fact that europeans in most cases did not just go into a country and take people. So is she going to track down the tribes? Or does it stop at white people?

  • Mike1288

    Im going to go with dumb as f*ck. i think she just wants attention. Now she will never get ot for her supposed talent. She can just watch Iggy make millions.

  • CrazyEyes

    you chose to answer a Q you didnt even read properly and secondly, this is what happens when u jump into the middle of a convo. remain clueless.

  • Mike1288

    She onviously likes to ignore favts. The fact is jews have been persecuted multiple times in history. And their own kind never partaked.

  • Mike1288

    Maybe you need to go back and study. They never got reparations. Especially, not the jews. The holocaust never happened here it was in Germany.

  • VanityInsecurity

    One of the most important effects of the correspondence between real divisions and practical principles of division, between social structures and mental structures, is undoubtedly the fact that primary experience of the social world is that of doxa. Take a class in philosophy & then come talk to me since you think this is a classroom.

  • CrazyEyes

    take a class is sociology and then come and talk.

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