Azealia Banks’ cryptic Instagram messages leave fans concerned for her mental health

The 29-year-old rapper says her 'soul is tired' due to the coronavirus pandemic

Azealia Banks performs for fans during Splendour in the Grass on July 25, 2015 in Byron Bay, Australia. (Photo by Cassandra Hannagan/Getty Images)

Azealia Banks left fans worried about her mental state after a slew of cryptic messages were posted to her Instagram stories in the early hours Sunday.

Banks, who is a rapper and actress, expressed suicidal ideations in the posts, one of which stated that her “tenure here on earth” may be over soon.

In the messages, Banks explained that the social effects of the coronavirus pandemic have taken a toll on her.

“Yea, I think I’m done here,” she wrote in one post.

“This pandemic, extreme lack of social interaction, no intimacy, combined with the constant public ridicule is making life harder than its worth,” she said. “I think I will end my tenure here on earth soon.”

In this Instagram screengrab obtained by theGrio, Azealia Banks shares cryptic messages about her challenges during the global health crisis.

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Additional posts found the 29-year-old rapper assuring followers that the disturbing words were not a cry out for help. She wrote that she’s “not begging for attention or asking for sympathy/empathy,” but that her “soul is tired.”

“I’m just ready to go. Peacefully of course,” Banks posted. “I will document my last times and release a film for you all to finally understand me, From my perspective.”

In this Instagram screengrab obtained by theGrio, Azealia Banks shares cryptic messages about her challenges during the global health crisis.

Banks went on to say that she vows to conclude any artistic obligations she has in the works. “I will try my best to finish the projects I promised I would beforehand,” she posted. “With whatever strength Is left.”

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She concluded by posting “I am not in pain. I am at peace.”

In this Instagram screengrab obtained by theGrio, Azealia Banks shares cryptic messages about her challenges during the global health crisis.

Although she requested her fans not to “bombard” her page with questions and comments about her posts, many admirers took to social media to express their concern and well-wishes to the Love Beats Rhymes star.

Several fans hope that this will bring more attention to the mental health of Black women.

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