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Azealia Banks Comes After Kendrick Lamar For His Ferguson Comments

“dumbest shit I’ve ever heard a black man say.”

January 09, 2015

Azealia Banks, who's become a kind of self-appointed spokesperson for Ferguson, has come after Kendrick Lamar in the wake of his Billboard cover story. In the article, the TDE MC shared his thoughts on how the community handled the tragic fatal shooting of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson, and the subsequent no indictment verdict: "I wish somebody would look in our neighborhood knowing that it's already a situation, mentally, where it's f---ed up," Lamar said. "What happened to [Michael Brown] should've never happened. Never. But when we don't have respect for ourselves, how do we expect them to respect us? It starts from within. Don't start with just a rally, don't start from looting -- it starts from within." This didn't resonate well with Banks, who took to Twitter vent her frustrations, tweeting out quotes without naming Lamar:


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Azealia Banks Comes After Kendrick Lamar For His Ferguson Comments