Azealia Banks Slams VMAs: ‘America Doesn’t Like Opinionated Black Women’

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Azealia BanksFrom Huff Post Black Voices:

Azealia Banks is once again speaking up about?racial issues and misogyny?in the music industry — this time by calling out the MTV Video Music Awards. She took to Twitter to express frustration about the fact that none of the videos from her?acclaimed?album,??”Broke With Expensive Taste,”??received VMA nominations.

Banks has long been vocal about her views on the treatment of black women in the music industry. When Banks was signed to Universal Music in 2014, she tweeted: “I’m tired of having to consult a group of old white guys about my black girl craft. they don’t even know what they’re listening for or to.”

In December, Banks spoke about the “cultural smudging” of black music during an interview with Hot 97. “When they give these Grammys out, all it says to white kids is ‘Oh yeah you’re great, you’re amazing, you can do whatever you put your mind to,’ ?and says to black kids ‘you don’t have s**t, you don’t own s**t, not even the s**t you created for yourself,” said Banks.

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