We're not sure how to feel about this.
Azealia Banks knows how to stir up controversy very easily, and her latest social media move proves that even more. The Harlem native is always going head-to-head with fans, critics, and sometimes other celebrities, but it looks like she is battling something within herself now. Azealia caught fans off guard this month when she revealed photos of her with a much lighter skin tone. It turns out that the rapper has been bleaching her skin, and fans aren’t happy about it.
Azealia is always controversial when it comes to race.
The rapper uses social media to speak out on a slew of controversial topics, and it’s gotten her in some serious feuds with people. Most of her rants involve speaking out on racial issues, which even includes self-hatred amongst the black community. That definitely adds some irony to her latest beauty regime.
She surprised fans when she bleached her skin earlier this month.
Fans noticed something very different about Banks when she posted new photos to her Instagram that displayed a lighter skin color. Many were quick to accuse her of bleaching her skin, while others thought that it might have been due to the lighting in the photo.
Many spoke out against the rapper for her decision.
Azealia finally admitted that she has been whitening her skin tone, but it caused an uproar amongst her followers. Many have accused the rapper of hating herself as a black woman, and feel as though she is disrespecting her own race.