Azealia Banks: ‘Oh My God, I Want to F**k the President’


Azealia Banks may want to steer clear of First Lady Michelle Obama for a little while; in a new interview for her Billboard cover this month, the rapper revealed that she wants to have sex with the President.

“He’s so fine,” Banks said of Obama. “Those big-ass white teeth and ears hanging off his head. I’m like, ‘Oh my god, I want to f**k the president.'”

Banks, who made headlines last month when she said told Playboy magazine that she “hates everything about this country,” opened up to Billboard about her sex life, her habits, and her insecurities about her legacy.

“Celebrities are celebrated, and I don’t think I’m celebrated,” Banks told the magazine. “But maybe one day. It would be nice. I just don’t want to be forgotten about while I’m still alive.”

Billboard interviewer Rachel Syme describes Banks as “well-read and thoughtful in person, bright-eyed and able to discuss race, politics, and gender with nuance, even grace. But then she tweets, and the whole cycle begins again.” Indeed, after being released from her deal with Universal Music, Banks told the magazine she worried her online personality was getting in the way of her music.

“There was a point where I was questioning everything. Am I brushing my teeth at the wrong time? Am I drinking too much? Smoking too much weed? What have I done?” Banks said. Now, she said, “I don’t turn to anyone for advice. I do what I want.”

That attitude apparently extends to the rapper’s sex life.

“I sleep with my security guards. I love security guards,” Banks told Billboard. “They’re these big meathead bald white guys with blue eyes. And I have had sex with a lot of my female friends. It’s a proximity thing. It’s why I am going to call my next record Business and Pleasure, because I’m always mixing the two.”

Banks ignited a firestorm of controversy with her comments to Playboy last month.

“Yes! I hate everything about this country,” the rapper responded when the magazine asked if she wanted to move out of the United States. “Like, I hate fat white Americans. All the people who are crunched into the middle of America, the real fat and meat of America, are these racist conservative white people who live on their farms.”

The comments prompted Fox News and the Blaze’s Matt Walsh to suggest she follow through and leave the country. Still, Banks remains defiant.

“It’s the responses to what I say that prove my point,” she told Billboard. “I was making a joke because American culture is very gluttonous. We’re very, like, Big Gulp. You want Cup O’ Noodles? Here’s 24 in a box. Maybe I shouldn’t have said that, but who cares? When you fail, you’ve got to fail fast.”

Check out the rest of Banks’ interview with Billboard here. The latest issue of the magazine hits newsstands Friday, April 3.