Over the weekend, rapper Azealia Banks took to Instagram to share a cryptic message. The “212” rapper said, “I think I will end my tenure here on earth soon.”
“Yea, I think I’m done here. This pandemic, extreme lack of social interaction, no intimacy, combined with constant public ridicule is making life harder than its worth,” Banks wrote in her Instagram stories.
“I’m not begging for attention or asking for sympathy/empathy……I’m just ready to go,” she continued. “Peacefully of course. I will document my last times and release a film for you all to finally understand me, from my perspective.”
“My soul is tired,” Banks continued. “I’m ready to go. I will try my best to finish the projects I promised I would beforehand. With whatever strength is left. Please, don’t bombard me with messages. I am not in pain. I am at peace.”
The Harlem rapper then shared a myriad of voice messages to her Instagram stories. “I just had a friend come do a welfare check on me. I’m fine. I promise you I’m fine. I’m not scared but my decision is made. A decision is made, you know,” she said in the voice messages.
Banks said she was going to try to “push through these next couple of months.” “I’m trying to give y’all ‘Fantasy 2’ and then I’m going to start looking for sanitariums in Asia options cause I don’t have any more defense. I don’t,” Banks said.
“I don’t deserve to be down here being ridiculed. Having my ideas stolen. All of that other s—. I would actually rather die than to be some b—- that people continue to make fun of…I need to rest my soul so I can come back stronger.”
Banks then asserted that she didn’t want anyone sending her messages “when you don’t care.” She said that she’s been asking for help for along time. “Don’t respond to me when I’m ready to go,” she said. “I’m really just ready to go. I’m ready to go. But I do feel an obligation to myself, the world, and my fans to finished the last two projects before I go.”
“They might sound f—-ed up. They may not be mixed and mastered properly but I gotta get out of here. I gotta get out of here,” Banks concluded in the voice messages she shared on in her Instagram stories.
On Monday morning (Aug. 10), Banks took to Instagram to ridicule media outlets and publications for reaching out to her for a story regarding her recent messages but not on a regular basis when she’s releasing new music.