Azealia Banks on How Kanye ‘Publicly Bullied’ Daughter North With TikTok Concerns, Addresses Joe Rogan Controversy
Banks questioned Ye’s decision to publicly argue against his 8-year-old daughter using TikTok, writing that people are making “way too many excuses" for him.
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Azealia Banks is sharing her thoughts on the back-and-forth regarding Kim Kardashian, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, and their eldest daughter North’s TikTok usage.
In an Instagram Stories post over the weekend, Banks questioned Ye’s decision to publicly argue on IG against his 8-year-old daughter using TikTok, writing that people are making “way too many excuses for Kanye.”
“This is the second time he has publicly bullied North West. First with the abortion shit, and now putting her on blast on his Instagram page as if she’s some sort of criminal,” Banks said, seemingly referencing Ye’s 2020 presidential campaign speech where he spoke about his stance on abortion.
The “212” rapper continued, writing that Ye “had no problem with that magazine cover where North had on a fucking belly top and purple eyeliner with her little buds showing thru the shirt, he thought it was fashion. You all said nothing.”
“Kanye is an abusive psychopath, it’s beyond mental illness,” she said. “Stop trying to help him and start trying to help the poor child that he keeps on trying to embarrass and abuse publicly to garner sympathy for his ashy ass.”
Ye’s situation isn’t the only one Banks commented on, dropping her opinions about Joe Rogan amid the podcast host’s public backlash over his repeated use of the N-word over the years. Banks shared that Rogan is about to get a “slap on the hand” for his language, as Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has argued against deplatforming the public figure.
“I’m still being punished as an adult for things I said as a kid and have repeatedly apologized for,” Banks wrote on her Stories. “This is not an attempt to garner sympathy, but if he gets the room to learn from ‘mistakes,’ and we are acknowledging that people deserve second chances and room to grow, I would’ve really benefited from having those same opportunities extended to me when I needed them most.”
As Azealia Banks shares now, the “tiniest bit of support”—as well as some “compassion and good will”—could have changed her life.