Azealia Banks: I’m working on temper
Azealia Banks has admitted she struggles with controlling her anger.
The 23-year-old Yung Rapunxel rapper has been embroiled in a number of high-profile Twitter feuds with the likes of Iggy Azalea and Erykah Badu in recent months.
And Azealia admits she has a tendency to pop off easily when something upsets her.
"Of course I’ve definitely got a really hot head, I definitely have a like a really high temper...which I'm working on,” she noted in an interview with the UK’s Channel 4 News.
Azealia is currently promoting her debut studio album Broke with Expensive Taste.
But she would entertain the idea of running for office one day, in the wake of recent racial tension in the United States involving the killing of African-American men Eric Garner and Michael Brown, who were slain at the hands of police officers.
Should “some new black political party” enter the scene, Azealia would be interested in getting involved.
“For me music is just how I escape from just you know how messed up everything. Music is just how I let my soul breathe. It’s discouraging to see young black men getting shot down in the street just for being black outside, it makes you angry and it makes you angry because you feel powerless and you feel helpless,” she explained.
“I just feel like for centuries and centuries and centuries black people have been painted to be these animals and just be these crazy people when we are really not and I feel like all of the things like hip hop - these are the things we have created for ourselves in the face of all of the adversity. We've created these things for ourselves and they are ours. And they make us feel good and we don't want you in the same way you don't want us in I don't want you in here."
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