Following the death of DMX, Azealia Banks shared a lengthy Instagram video calling out the music industry for its callous nature towards artists who battle substance issues and named Travis Scott in the process.
Azealia Banks hasnt been one to hold her tongue or her opinion on the matters of the world. After the Hip Hop world was rocked by the passing of DMXon Friday (April 9), Banks hopped on her Instagram account and while she eulogized X and cited him as an inspiration, she offered a few thoughts on the state of the industry, namely the promotion of drug abuse by record labels and calling out Travis Scottspecifically by name. All Im saying is this shit has to fucking change, Banks began. You look at these rap niggas right now like look at fucking Travis Scott, okay? Nobodys stepping in to fucking intervene with Travis Scott, you got enablers, you probably got fucking, tour managers, going to get the fucking lean and going to get the Percocet so this nigga can sit in the studio and make more money for yall crackers. She added, And yall dont care what happens to him, nobodys suggesting maybe we should have like an in-house therapist or in-house drug rehabilitation programs, no theyre gonna push you to the edge and push you to the fucking limit so you can keep creating for them. And then when you die of a drug overdose, then they wanna come in and cash in on it. This shit needs to stop. A post shared by SEA QUEEN ?? (@azealiabanks) Banks comments regarding the industry and health care echo similar sentiments made about the industrys glamorizing of drug use Naming the Houston rapper specifically raises a different issue as Scott has been vocal in the past about not using heavy drugs. In a 2015 interview with Billboard he stated how the idea of him being a heavy drug user upset him. It stresses me out because people think Im on a lot of drugs, which fucking pisses me off, he said. Im not at all. I barely drink alcohol and I smoke weed kind of. But I dont do coke or any of that crazy-ass shit.