Azealia Banks Quits Social Media 'For Good,' Says 'My Legacy Can't Live and Die on the Internet'
Azealia Banks has had a difficult relationship with the internet, one that she wants to end for good. So, on Tuesday, the controversial rapper said she's shutting down all her social media feeds, posting a Facebook essay explaining why she has to cut the cord.
"I'm seriously tired of peoples feelings," she wrote. "I'm tired of seeing their overly sensitive reactions and responses to everything. I'm tired of having everything I say or do be monitored and I'm tired of being told how I should be behaving." And so, she went on, she's quitting FB and any other form of social media that allows her to engage with other people.
"My legacy can't live and die on the Internet," she concluded before saying goodbye, "for good."
Back in May, Banks' Twitter account was suspended after she posted racist and homophobic slurs aimed at former One Direction member Zayn Malik. Banks' online rants have frequently overshadowed her musical output, including the time earlier this year that she went off on Beyoncé's Lemonade album, tweeting "she's not an artist, she's a poacher."