2020 Grammys

Azealia Banks Takes Aim at 'Wild 'N' Out' Crew For Allegedly Making Her Cry on Set

Dominique Charriau/Getty Images
Azealia Banks arrives at the Vogue Thailand & Angelys Balek Cocktail & Dinner as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2017/2018 at Loulou Club on March 2, 2017 in Paris, France. 

Azealia Banks found herself in the midst of yet another controversy over the weekend. On Sunday (July 15), the Harlem native blasted the crew of MTV's Wild 'N' Out for her horrible experience on set. She claims that members of the cast made her cry after being harassed thanks to "colorist jokes" throughout the comedic rap battle she didn't expect to take part in. 

Banks took to her Instagram to explain the whole situation in a lengthy post on Sunday (July 15). "I did Wildin’ out today. There were tons of pre-planned colorist jokes and of course .... cry baby cried. Some little scrawny black Atlanta twink was prepared for me. They planned this - hit me on short notice, told me I didn’t have to participate in the coon ass freestyle battles, (not my style) and I was to sing my song and go home," the "Treasure Island" artist wrote.

The show's creator Nick Cannon responded with a cryptic Instagram post that didn't provide much detail to exactly what had transpired on set. "Don’t you hate when you create your own storms but forget your umbrella??? @azealiabanks We are praying for you Queen #speedyrecovery #Healing. She #Wildnout for real #Karma," he wrote with a coinciding photo of Azealia's Instagram story from earlier Sunday. 

Banks' anticipated Fantasea II: The Second Wave album is due out later this summer. Check out both posts in full below.

 

I did Wildin’ out today. There were tons of pre-planned colorist jokes and of course .... cry baby cried. Some little scrawny black Atlanta twink was prepared for me. They planned this - hit me on short notice, told me I didn’t have to participate in the coon ass freestyle battles ,(not my style) and I was to sing my song and go home. I show up and some guy who’s darker than me starts calling me ugly and being colorist, then all of a sudden a choir of the most disgustingly basic, local, cattle call “urban” pseudo comedic “FAT BECause You sit in a chair all day” greasy soul food induced south of the mason Dixon ,self hatred. Ass It#backwards, post-Jim crow , post traumatic slave disorder true self esteem less, Ward of the state CLOWNS with their low scale and highly UNimpressive resumes, start going off about how the beautiful Azealia Banks looks! I’ve never felt so much hate and rage for anyone else than I did in that moment. Yemaya was really on stage . Yemaya .....

A post shared by Azealia Banks (@azealiabanks) on


THE BILLBOARD BIZ
SUBSCRIBER EXPERIENCE

The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.


To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.