In an Instagram post, Banks explains that she was invited to perform one song, instead of joining a comedic rap battle. But the show's crew still apparently went out of their way to take some problematic jabs at the rapper and harass her.
“I did Wildin’ out today. There were tons of pre-planned colorist jokes and of course .... cry baby cried,” Banks wrote under a photo of her on stage, alongside Nick Cannon and several other cast members.
Check out her full, since-deleted Instagram post 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 byAzealia Banks(@azealiabanks) on Jul 14, 2018 at 9:19pm PDT
In the comments of the post, Banks explains to one fan that she “wanted to go off,” but couldn’t because there were “too many people from Viacom there.”
Banks also used her Instagram to call the Wild 'N Out cast, “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 impressive resumes.” The rough experience comes a little over a week after Banks released her latest single, "Treasure Island."
Cannon, the creator, producer, and host of the show responded to Banks post shortly after. He doesn't specify what went down that day, but vaguely insinuate Banks was the one stirring up trouble. "Don’t you hate when you create your own storms but forget your umbrella??" he wrote on Instagram.
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