But Azealia Banks DEFINITELY spoke out of turn about Pharrell Williams and Kendrick Lamar during her Q&A with Playboy.
She accused both of them of trying to be “nonthreatening” black men to appease white fans.
“That’s why you have Pharrell or Kendrick Lamar saying, ‘How can we expect people to respect us if we don’t respect ourselves? [They’re] playing that nonthreatening black man s**t, and that gets all the white soccer moms going, ‘We love [them].’”
Banks goes on to say that rapper Kanye West has also played that game in order to get the “white world” to accept him. “Jay Z hasn’t played any of those games,” Banks continues. “And that’s what I like.”
Azealia Banks Takes Aim at Pharrell & Kendrick Lamar in Playboy Q&A | Billboard: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/the-juice/6502277/azealia-banks-playboy-interview-race-jay-z