Rapper Azealia Banks took to Twitter Saturday to endorse Donald Trump for president, explaining in a series of messages why she “really wants” the GOP frontrunner to win over his likely general election rival, “establishment” Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton.
The controversial rapper said she was right when she “predicted” that Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders didn’t possess the “clout” to secure the Democratic nomination.
But the New York City rapper saved her most scathing criticism for Clinton.
Banks called Donald Trump an “asshole,” but said she believes the real estate mogul just wants America to be “lavish,” and that he is not controlled by the “establishment.”
Banks kept her stream-of-consciousness-style tweeting up on Monday morning with fresh attacks on Clinton, as news of her endorsement was picked up by other media outlets:
Banks is no stranger to controversy. Last month, the often outspoken rapper attacked Sarah Palin in a series of graphic tweets that called for the former Alaska governor to be gang-raped by a group of black men.
Banks knocked Palin again on Sunday, calling her “not articulate or intelligent enough” to represent American women, and wrote that she was “still waiting on that lawsuit.” Palin threatened to sue Banks last month over her graphic Twitter outburst.
Banks has expressed support for Trump before; in a series of social media posts in September, the rapper said she agreed with Trump’s immigration plan because of the positive impact it could have on black Americans.
Still, not everyone was pleased with Banks’ endorsement.
Breitbart contributor and podcast host Sonnie Johnson said she would “rather have Beyoncé than Azealia Banks” in the Republicans’ corner in November.
“With Beyoncé’s woman card, you get marriage, family, successful business, cultural icon and a sexy and strong representation of all aspects of black women,” Johnson said. “With Azealia Banks, you get a poor representation of a female hip-hop artist that gains popularity off of social media because her talent is non-existent.”