Rapper Azealia Banks demands reparations in Twitter rant
Rapper Azealia Banks took to Twitter to advocate for reparations. The 23-year-old entertainer put out a series of tweets decrying major corporations for profiting off of slave labor.
“ITS MY MONEY, AND I WANT IT NOWWWWW!!!!!!” Banks said in a tweet Friday. She said that these companies owe African-Americans up to $100 trillion. She even went as far as naming corporations such as Aetna, New York Life Insurance and JP Morgan Chase who she claims have benefited off of slavery.
She linked to reports on how Native-Americans and Holocaust survivors have received some form of reparations from the United States and Germany.
She also said that she would sacrifice her music career for the fight for reparations.
Banks is no stranger to speaking her mind on controversial topics. Last week during a radio interview, she called out white Australian rapper Iggy Azalea for misappropriating black culture. She also called fellow rapper T.I. a “shoe-shining coon’ for his promotion of white rappers.