After Wanting to Perform at Trump's Inauguration, Azealia Banks Criticizes Women's March
Days before Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, rapper Azealia Banks took to social media to express she would "love" to perform at his inauguration, especially given the less-than-stellar lineup for the event.
"Saw the entertainment line for the inauguration it made me very upset," the "212" rapper wrote on Facebook last week. "This is an EPIC moment in modern history and it should def be celebrated in style. I would love to perform at the inauguration."
While a number of pop starts, including Katy Perry and Demi Lovato, took to the streets in order to support the Women's Marches Saturday, Banks, who once voiced her support for Trump but then seemed to walk back her sentiments just before he was elected, made headlines for criticizing the parades.
Taking to Instagram, Banks explained her views on feminism, saying it's "dangerous in general because it's so deeply rooted in comparing women to men."
"The feminist conversation ALWAYS GOES BACK TO MEN," she added. "It's truly annoying!! The conversation needs to be an intra-feminine one!! How do women feel in relation to EACH OTHER aka womanism."
Banks added: "Man and woman are not equal and they never will be because we're not supposed to!! Feminism needs to spend much more time talking to itself in the mirror than 'sticking it to the man.'"
In an earlier post, the controversial musician posted another message on Instagram urging the country to "just chill" because "the election was enough stress."
According to BET, Banks also posted a message supporting Trump's presidency. The post is now deleted but it was captured by The Shade Room. Check it out below.