Rapper also criticises Democrat candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders
Azealia Banks has announced that she will vote for Republican frontrunner Donald Trump if he becomes the party’s candidate for this year’s US Presidential elections.
Billionaire-turned-politician Trump has courted controversy during his campaign so far, but the Harlem rapper says she is “ready to admit” that she’s backing the billionaire.
Writing on Twitter, Banks outlined her reasoning, saying she thinks Trump is “the only one who truly has the balls to bust up big business”, criticising Democrats rival Hillary Clinton as being “too tied in with them” and left-leaning candidate Bernie Sanders as having “no clout”.
“I only trust this country to be what it is: full of shit,” she continued. “Takes shit to know shit so we may as well, put a piece of shit in the White House”.
“In conclusion, I think Donald Trump is evil like America is evil and in order for America to keep up with itself it needs him.”
Responding to the subsequent criticism she received from fans upon making the remarks, Banks later added: “No critical thinking allowed for the black woman. Sheesh.”
Banks also denied that she made the comments as a way of seeking publicity.
See Banks’ tweets in full below.
Azealia Banks was arrested in New York during December after allegedly punching a female security guard outside a nightclub and “biting her in the boob”.
She was charged with a misdemeanor of third-degree assault following the incident.