Azealia Banks often times goes to social media to expound on problems she’s having in her life.
Today (April 15) however, on her Instagram story, the Harlem rapper broke down and says she was ruffied and raped.
Beginning with the message, “Lowkey just got raped. I feel like dirt,” she sobbed in the dark and recalled how she was pressured into having sex.
“I just feel so dirty and stupid right now, you know? We were just hanging out and one thing led to another,” she subsequently described. “I just feel really dumb, because it was partially my fault… I’m just like sitting here like feeling f*****g low and s**t… I just want to f*****g disappear right now.
“I just feel really bad,” she continued. “I don't think I'm going to be putting out more music...Like I just want to take some time…and figure out what just happened.
“You don't really realize it like this rape s**t. Men can just prey on you and f*****g like badger you, force you to say yes… to the point where you feel like you gave consent but you didn’t give s**t. You never wanted to do s**t and you're just there feeling f****** powerless. Someone really just got the f*****g best of me,” she said.
The horrific situation Banks described prompted her to desire to take down all of her social media accounts.
“I'm gonna take down all of my accounts because I’m just like embarrassed,” she said. “I just feel like really broken down and feel like rebuilding myself as an artist. I don’t know how to face y'all.”
Later, Azealia returned to Instagram and wrote: “I'm awake and walking y'all!! I'm good!! Like I said..It takes a lot to take this elephant down!! Show is still on for tomorrow..see y'all then!!!
“What is even in a roofie? I've never felt that type of intoxication in my life,” she added. “I woke up my throat was in pins and needles.”
We’re hoping everything is okay for Azealia. She’s not spoken about the alleged incident since. She’s certainly brave to speak up about it.
Watch Azealia Banks’ full IG story about the incident below.
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