Over the weekend, Azealia Banks took to Twitter to vent her frustration with her coverage from “Black Media.” She went as far as to say Black Media has done the most damage to her brand.
Reports the Grio:
On Sunday, Banks posted a picture to Twitter of herself in Ebony magazine in an article discussing the much-publicized dispute between Banks and Australian rapper Iggy Azalea over cultural appropriation.
In the tweet, which has since been taken down, Banks said, “The only time I made it 2 ebony magazine was in a discussion of another white woman. Black media is counter productive.”
Save for the undeniable hit that was “212,” and the well-received surprise drop of her album, Broke With Expensive Taste, most of the press coverage surrounding Azealia Banks has to do with her antics and rants on Twitter.
But whose fault is that? That same aforementioned coverage hasn’t been limited to just Black media, with outlets like Complex, Rolling Stone and Noisey steadily detailing all her drama, good and bad.
What would be counterproductive to her career is if Black Media stopped giving a f*ck, because that’s less awareness of her brand. Would it be “Black Media’s” fault if “white media” happened to follow along and stop caring, too?
Also, we would love to find out exactly which Black outlet typed all those tweets that started her controversies; from calling the BET Awards bogus to tweeting a pic of her goods to a conservative blogger down to begging to get dropped by her own label.
All media should work to cover the positive and negative aspects of any act. It’s not up to said artists to pick and choose what gets highlighted at their whim. Peep Banks’ tweets below and on the flip.
Let us know if you agree with her or not in the comments.
UPDATE: Today (Aug. 24), Banks took to Twitter to rail against the treatment of Black women in the industry and mentioned Hot 97 and BET not playing her videos.