Not many celebrities have openly gloated about Donald Trump’s unexpected victory over Hillary Clinton. However, Azealia Banks is not known for following the crowd.
As reported by PageSix, Banks, a 25-year-old rapper, jumped onto Facebook to express her glee about the victory. During her post, Banks named Lady Gaga and Katy Perry specifically. Both Gaga and Perry openly campaigned for Clinton in the months leading up to the 2016 election.
Banks led the post with the following comment.
“America deserves a WAAAAAAAY better first female president than trash ass Hilary.”
She continues by stating that this is the second time Clinton was defeated during a run for the presidency. The post continues with, “They said Katy and Gaga was backstage crying. I would have laughed real hard and loud right in their faces,” specifically looking to mock the singers for their political position during the campaign.
“All these celebrities thought their dry ass celebrity power was gonna sway the people but this is just proof of how stupid the American people are NOT. TRUMP BEAT THE MEDIA. THIS IS DEEPER THAN POLITICS. HE BEAT THE F*****G MEDIA. HE IS MY F*****G HERO RIGHT NOW. I AM ELATED.”
Banks is no stranger to controversy. In October, it was reported by the Huffington Post that Russell Crowe had the rapper kicked out of his hotel room after an altercation took place. She reportedly made numerous threats toward Crowe and other guests, some of which were said to be gruesome in nature.
One of the reasons Banks posted to Facebook and did not include other social media sources is that her accounts on other networks have been blocked. In May, 2016, the rapper’s Twitter account was shut down after a series of offensive tweets, directed at singer Zayn Malik, were posted regarding whether Malik copied Banks’ style in his music video for the single “Like I Would.” The comments included racial slur and homophobic statements.
Banks’ scheduled appearance at the London Born & Bred Festival was also canceled.
Other celebrities were also supporters of the Trump campaign including Scott Baio, Jon Voight, Ted Nugent, Dennis Rodman, Stephen Baldwin, Mike Tyson, Gary Busey, and musician Kid Rock.
The 2016 presidential race is one of the closest in recent history. As morning rolled around in the United States on November 9, there were still states whose electoral votes were not allocated.
Some states saw vote differents number only in the few thousands. As of 2:00 pm ET on November 9, as reported by CNN, Montana, Michigan, and New Hampshire were still too close to call. The site also showed a popular vote with Clinton winning, based on the estimated 92 percent of votes currently reported. At that time, Clinton appeared to have 47.7 percent of the popular vote, while Trump had 47.5 percent. That 0.2 percent different represented a disparity of approximately 200,000 votes across the entire nation.
Azealia Amanda Banks was born on May 31, 1991. An American rapper, singer, and songwriter, she was raised in Harlem, a neighborhood in New York City. Her musical career began online with her posting music through the social network MySpace. At age 17, Banks officially signed with XL Recordings.
Banks’ debut single, titled “212”, allowed her to secure a recording contract with Interscope. Her debut studio album, titled Broke with Expensive Taste, was delayed multiple times before its release in 2014. She also released Slay-Z in 2016.
Aside from her musical releases, Banks is best known for her social media presence and the controversial nature of her postings. Her outspoken ways have been subject to much media scrutiny, including the post regarding the Trump win.
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