Azealia Banks has another controversial opinion. This time, the Harlem rapper thinks that urban black men—and dudes in general—shouldn't be into fashion.
In her latest Twitter rampage, Banks goes on to state:
There's something about urban black men who are obsessed with fashion that just make me cringe. I don't know why......— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) September 26, 2013
And follows the statement up with a tweet that reveals her belief that a man should be stylish, but not into fashion:
I feel like men should be stylish, but never fashionable. Only women should be fashionable.— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) September 26, 2013
But Banks didn't stop there with her comments, she goes on to say that certain guys have misplaced values, and would rather spend their money on clothes than for opportunities to travel the world:
I know too many niggas with thousand dollar jackets, that have never been on an airplane anywhere. #newslaves— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) September 26, 2013
Does she have a point? Banks goes on end her Twitter rant with a reflection that dudes should spend their money on going to Paris instead of buying Paris fashion:
It's insane that people would rather save up ALL their coin to buy+wear something from Paris, than actually GO to Paris.— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) September 26, 2013
It's no surprise that Banks spoke her mind, she does it quite often. But this time her comments, even though so frequent, strike a chord. Kanye West's interview with Zane Lowe on BBC 1—which contained more than its share of fashion quotes—is currently one of the biggest topics of discussion. But it doesn't take too much recalling to also remember the rapper's beef with the Fashion Killa, A$AP Rocky, because of his comments about which complexion of women should wear what shade of lipstick.
The debate of fashion versus style is something that we engage in daily. Some say fashion is temporary while style lives forever. Which may be true, but to totally disregard all elements of the fashion world leaves dudes in the dark, and that's never a fun place to be. No matter how rogue or independently steezy you are.