Just when we thought that the good sis Azealia Banks had well and truly buried her career once and for all when she incited the rage of the world's most fearsome fanbase, the Directioners, 2016's version of the Hydra has reared another one of it's ugly heads - and this one is noticeably paler than the last.
Just months after referring to former One Direction singer Zayn Malik as a "curry scented bitch", the formerly well-renowned rapper has taken once again to the Internet to reveal to her rapidly diminishing fanbase that she has begun the process of bleaching her skin.
Describing the process as "body modification", Banks claimed that skin bleaching was little more serious than wearing a weave. "Nobody was upset when I was wearing 30-inch weaves and tearing out my edges and doing all that type of shit like that," she mentioned. "You guys loved it!"
Banks made the revelation in a 21 minute livestream on Facebook, a medium she has resorted to since the suspension of her Twitter account several months ago. Rather than endure the entire 21 minutes of agony, feel free to peruse this shorter clip posted by WorldStarHipHop on Twitter below:
When the issue was pressed on Instagram, Banks made correlations between skin bleaching and cosmetic surgery, saying, “What's the difference between getting a nose job and changing your skin colour?”
Banks refused to accept claims that she may be shunning her African American ancestry through the practise, saying that such accusations were "petty" and "stupid". "I don't really think it's important to discuss the cultural significance of skin bleaching anymore because just as African American people in this world, or Black people, you assimilate," she said. "There are things that you accept not out of necessity, but things that become the norm because it's just happening all of the time."
What do you think of Banks' revelations? Is she right to say that she was pressed into the practise by her fans supporting beauty techniques like hair weaves and nose jobs? Or is skin bleaching just one step too far? Let us know your thoughts below!