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Azealia Banks causes controversy with immigration comments

‘Do you think it’s bad that I sort of agree with Donald Trump’s stance on immigration?’

Last night, Azealia Banks shared a series of Instagram posts in order to open a discussion about international immigration, race and the American dream.

In the first post, the Harlem rapper asks, “Do you think it’s bad that I sort of agree with Trump’s stance on immigration?” adding: “Not for any reason other than black American’s still not having been paid reparations for slavery and the influx of INTERNATIONAL immigrants (not just Mexicans) are sucking up state aid and government money, space in schools, quality of life etc??? It’s selfish, but America has been really good at convincing me that everyone else’s problems are more important than my own. I want my fucking money!!! Me First!!! Thoughts?”

Instagram then went into overdrive, with many of her followers taking aim her support of Republican forerunner Donald Trump, as well as arguing that much of the American land used to be Mexican land.

Last month, Trump garnered strong criticism after he endorsed the mass deportation of immigrants in America and said he would like to force Mexico to pay for a wall on it’s border, as well as eluding to the idea that they are responsible for violent crime in the country.

In a second post, Azealia then said that her “previous insta was just a social experiment” saying that she wanted to “present an abstract view of the situation because I don’t think the topic is being explored as IN DEPTH as it should.”

She then shared three more posts outlining her views, with her last post explaining: “My true feelings are that the reason for the Black Man’s current misfortune is because of having too much fucking compassion and always giving people the benefit of the doubt/helping others fight for their causes. Always trying to be nice and include others in our cultures/customs. Read about King Joao of the Congo. Look at what white feminists did to black women after we helped them gain the right to vote…There are many other instances in history like this. Self-preservation is key.”

Read the posts in their entirety below: