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Azealia Banks Responds to Sarah Palin in Open Letter & Tweets

Azealia Banks Responds to Sarah Palin in Open Letter & Tweets

Azealia Banks is responding to former politician Sarah Palin‘s announcement that she plans on suing the rapper over comments made on Twitter.

The 24-year-old entertainer took to her social media page to laugh off Sarah‘s plans for a lawsuit and she also wrote a lengthy open letter.

“LOL, if Sarah Palin actually decides to sue me i’ll only use the controversy to make myself an even larger American Cultural Figure,” Azealia tweeted. “The Sarah Palin page in history will be condensed to a footnote in the Azealia Banks chapter. Well behaved women seldom make history.”

“The Universe works in mysterious ways. She’s handing me her head on a platter. This will open many doors for me,” Azealia added.

Click inside to read Azealia Banks’ lengthy open letter to Sarah Palin…

A Letter to Sarah Palin

April 5, 2016
Dear Sarah Palin,

I hope this message reaches you in good spirits and in good health. I want to start this letter off by telling you that I actually, really like you. While many other American people may see you as someone to be ridiculed, I truly believe that you possess a certain “je ne sais quoi,” (a french term which is often interpreted to denote one’s inexplicable charisma.) Given a bit of book-reading/media-training/patience, that charisma could become your magic carpet. There is something very charismatic and misunderstood about you. The misunderstood bit oftentimes reminds me of myself. You’re very passionate about the things you believe in, super determined, and most certainly aware of who you are and where you stand in this world, as a parent, as a politician, but most importantly, as a woman.
Given the propensity of conservative right-wing media publications to veer into very fearful/erroneous/baseless/contradictory/prejudice analyses of us “melanated,” peoples of the United States, It should come as no shock to you that a satirical article accusing you of saying, “Even the French understand that Slavery wasn’t our fault because the negroes liked it,” Would be provocative enough to ruffle a few feathers. Now since learning that the article was not published officially, I sincerely apologize for any emotional distress or reputational scarring i may have caused you.
In my honest defense, i was completely kidding. I happen to have a really crass, New-York-City sense of humor, and regularly make silly jokes in attempts make light of situations which make me uncomfortable. As the fabric of the American Nation is EMBEDDED with racism, I merely made a raCIALly driven joke to counter what i believed to be real, raCIST rhetoric. Also, i never said you should be raped. I used the term “run a train,” which is slang for group sex, NOT for “rape.” There are many distinctions between the two. As a woman, I would never trivialize something as lewd and criminal to provide myself any sort of comic relief because it simply… just isn’t funny. (and no, urbandictionary.com is not a reputable source of information to seek clarity on the aforementioned dichotomy). However, i find great irony in the right-wing media’s attempt to “victimize,” you in this situation. Seeking empathy through sensationalism is something left-leaning liberals are frequently ridiculed for by the Right. But American Hypocrisy is nothing new.
Considering the imminence of 2016’s polarizing presidential election, I’ve taken it upon myself to do my own social research. I’ve recently had the opportunity to indulge in a few lengthy conversations with some very popular conservative figures. I’ve concluded: Amongst millennial conservatives, Censorship paired with the (questionable) social necessity for political correctness are atop the list of social grievances. It is as though this newest generation of conservative voters desire the right to express their true feelings, free of any filter and free of any consequence. I too harbor a similar sentiment regarding censorship and self-expression, as i am an artist. I cherish my ability to express myself freely, yet remain totally aware that for every action, there will be a reaction.
All in All, Woman to Woman, I hope you will accept my sincerest apology.

Sincerely,
-Miss Azealia A Banks.

P.S.:
-I am an EXTREMELY intelligent woman, Mrs. Palin.
-“Hey Female Rapper,” was your way to euphemize what you REALLY wanted to say. What you wanted to say was, “Hey little Stereotypical Black, Thing!”
-Realize that stereotypes are a product of what I like to call the “Critical White Gaze.” The basic fundamentals of the Critical White Gaze are Fear, Ignorance, Curiosity, and Fetishization.
-Intelligence is not something which can be quantified in 140 Characters.
-Twitter is not real, neither is your opinion of me!
-If Bristol Palin listened to my music she probably wouldn’t have all those cotdamn kids!!!! ;-P #sis #iud #stayinschool #causeitsthebest

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  • Ladyd712

    Who the hell is Azalea Banks ? Attacking another person to make yourself famous, really? Guess we now know you have no talent or you would focus on that.Also your tweets were totally classless and no wonder the young men of today have no respect for the young women when they talk and act like trash.

  • sydney jane

    Amazing the things you can get away with saying if you’re African American (and I’m African American), especially if you’re speaking against a conservative. I would ask where’s the outrage from the women’s movement, but they only seem to care about certain (i.e., Democrat) women.

  • Wendy

    I literally can’t pick a side because they’re both terrible in their own way.

  • Don Miller

    I knew republicans were going to have problems with this. Ms Banks just uses too damned many big words for the typical republican to comprehend. The GOP has spent billions on dum-ming down the republican voting base but it’s just about to catch up with them. Right wing talk radio, the engine that drives the media arm of the GOP has been losing ratings in every market they’re in. Limbaugh alone has lost close to 400 stations and countless advertisers. Chris Wallace even tried to hold Trump’s feet to the fire on immigration and appeared to grill him. Yes this is the same Chris Wallace that Bill Clinton made a fool out of.

  • Edmonia Antoine

    Listen to you a signifying monkey who ,what,why did ou understand Palain plan ops must not guess you though it was well said hahah only in America monions are everywhere

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    lmfaoooo I LIVE FOR THE HASHTAGS YASSS GO AWF ON BRISTOL

  • Ladyd712

    WTF are you taking about? Read her original tweets not the letter that her publicist wrote. This has nothing to do with politics. It has to do with a woman being crude,vulgar, and classless.

  • Ladyd712

    Not sure what language you are speaking but it is not English.So I have no idea what you are trying to say.

  • http://hisblossombunny.tumblr.com/ NerdyBirdy

    trying to keep herself from being sued lol!! like she has any money anyway

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  • suzybel

    Larger American cultural figure? More like an asshole.

  • Legendary Trolly

    Lol you’z a fool

  • Wendy

    But why am i a fool, trolly, WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Legendary Trolly

    I mean in a comedic way Lol