comScore Rapper Azealia Banks and BuzzFeed Staffer Battle over Immigration

Rapper Azealia Banks and BuzzFeed Staffer Battle over Immigration

shutterstock_106452446American-born rapper Azealia Banks, whose greatest hits for 2015 so far include telling Eric Bolling to “go suck a dick” and claiming that she wants to “f*ck the President,” has stepped into it yet again with her social media accounts. This time, however, the brewing feud involves Donald Trump, BuzzFeed’s Conz Preti, and the larger topics of immigration and reparations.

Yeah, I know. It’s a lot. So just try to bear with me for a few minutes.

It all started on Monday afternoon when Banks posted a note to her Instagram account asking the rhetorical question, “Do you think it’s bad that I sort of agree with [Trump’s] stance on immigration?”

“Nor for any reason other than black Americans still not having been paid reparations for slavery,” she says. “It’s selfish, but America has been really good at convincing me that everyone else’s problems are more important than my own.”

In several followup Instagram posts, Banks goes on to qualify her initial comments, calling them a “social experiment” and putting much of the blame on the media for its misrepresentations of various important political issues.

She even goes so far as to opine that “someone has to be on the bottom for someone to be on top. I didn’t chose to come to the United States. I was BOUGHT here against my will. I cannot combined the frustrations of others with my own because it is NON-PRODUCTIVE FOR ME.”

Ignoring the fact that Banks was actually born in Manhattan and raised in Harlem (i.e. the United States), let’s fast-forward almost 24 hours.

On Tuesday, Preti — Americas for BuzzFeed’s Regional Director — took a screenshot of Banks’ first Instagram post and tweeted a response to the singer:

Needless to say, Preti’s quip caught Banks’ attention. The not-necessarily-pro-Trump-but-not-pro-immigrants-either singer decided to amp things up bit, least of which included the assumption that Preti was “undocumented”:

Turns out, that was (obviously) an assumption on Banks’ part:

Not that Banks really cared:

When pressed by another tweeter about the matter, Banks reiterated her Instagram posts’ point about African-Americans’ problems coming first:

There’s definitely a lot of #dumb going on in this whole exchange. However, perhaps the best summation came in the form of a rather good guess as to what was happening in Banks’ camp:

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