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    Azealia Banks Defends Her Skin Bleaching

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    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!

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    10 hours ago, trayertrash said:

    It's no different than white people getting a tan. They aren't trying to erase their whiteness, just doing what they want to their bodies. 

    Let her do her thing

    It's not like any of us give a shit anyway :stretcher: 

    Tans come naturally tho, whereas with skin bleaching you're literally using chemicals to permanently change your skin colour. :stretcher: I wouldn't care that much but it's Azealia and everything she does that's even remotely related to race is disgusting. :morning: 

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    5 hours ago, Carcunt said:

    It's funny because she bitches "Black women" this and "Black women" that but then goes and bleaches her skin. IT WON'T SAVE HER ALREADY FAILED CAREER.

    I don't think this has anything to do with her career, she's making her own choices for her body. Good for her.

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    46 minutes ago, mitch said:

    I don't think this has anything to do with her career, she's making her own choices for her body. Good for her.

    It's different if it's about self body image, but I think it's more than that.

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    1 hour ago, mitch said:

    I think it may or may not be more than that, but it's not my business. 

    Given that she made a twenty minute video about it on a public forum, it's kind of everyone's business at this point.

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    i think she's the dumbest bitch on the planet. she says one thing one day and then turns a full 180 on her thoughts and actions the next day and wonders why people are always confused and talk shit to her. i mean its cool if she wants to bleach her skin, by all means, go for it, do you. but she cant be talking shit/making fun of those who have done it, or call out those females who are light skinned who supposedly use darker skinned women (i.e. Beyonce's music video for "Sorry") and then turn around trying to defend herself for doing it. And then trying to blame society and her fans and the pressure?? the pressure of what??? the pressure of her killing her own career and now has no one having her back and she now needs to feel accepted now? all of a sudden??? this bitch has said countless times she's on her own lane and her own person and does what she wants without thinking about other's people opinions on her and now she's feeling pressured to bleach her skin? nah, this hoe can fall down back now.

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    Im just so dissapointed in her. Not this in particular. But I mean she was so racist and homophobic and everything towards everybody, plus to brown people as well (she said some really ignorant things). So I would never say "good for her" for anything she does. I'll just let karma get her. 

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    On 7/7/2016 at 4:36 AM, Kevinn Edu said:

    i think she's the dumbest bitch on the planet. she says one thing one day and then turns a full 180 on her thoughts and actions the next day and wonders why people are always confused and talk shit to her. i mean its cool if she wants to bleach her skin, by all means, go for it, do you. but she cant be talking shit/making fun of those who have done it, or call out those females who are light skinned who supposedly use darker skinned women (i.e. Beyonce's music video for "Sorry") and then turn around trying to defend herself for doing it. And then trying to blame society and her fans and the pressure?? the pressure of what??? the pressure of her killing her own career and now has no one having her back and she now needs to feel accepted now? all of a sudden??? this bitch has said countless times she's on her own lane and her own person and does what she wants without thinking about other's people opinions on her and now she's feeling pressured to bleach her skin? nah, this hoe can fall down back now.

    This fucking read tho. :hail: :hail: :hail: :hail: :hail: 

    On 7/7/2016 at 9:02 AM, Honeymoon said:

    People still wear bicycle helmets? 

    If only she'd been wearing one when she was dropped on her head as a baby. :'( 

    3 hours ago, Cruel Youth said:

    I personally deeply relate to this ever since I got my vaginal teeth bleaching done. Everybody needs to stop and accept me for who I am. :'(

    :stretcher: :stretcher: :stretcher: 

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    15 hours ago, Countess said:

    This fucking read tho. :hail: :hail: :hail: :hail: :hail: 

    My only wish is that she would read it. 

    18 hours ago, Cruel Youth said:

    I personally deeply relate to this ever since I got my vaginal teeth bleaching done. Everybody needs to stop and accept me for who I am. :'(

    DAWN?!

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