by Ms. Black Hollywood
Nick Cannon’s “Wild’N Out” just wrapped shooting on its Season 12 for MTV and apparently, it went out with a bang…or a Banks.
Normally outspoken and always opinionated rapper Azealia Banks was the celebrity guest for the finale and hopped on the mic to rattle off some roasts for the improv show which pits teams of comics toe-to-toe in a rap battle.
As a rapper, Banks is qualified, but as a comic she had no sense of humor it seems. According to Billboard Magazine, “the Harlem native blasted the crew of MTV’s Wild ‘N’ Out for her horrible experience on set. She claims that members of the cast made her cry after being harassed thanks to “colorist jokes” throughout the comedic rap battle she didn’t expect to take part in.”
Banks complained on a rather long Instagram post on Sunday that “there were tons of pre-planned colorist jokes and of course …. cry baby cried. Some little scrawny black Atlanta twink was prepared for me. They planned this – hit me on short notice, told me I didn’t have to participate in the coon ass freestyle battles, (not my style) and I was to sing my song and go home,”
The “Treasure Island” rapper went on to say, “…some guy who’s darker than me starts calling me ugly and being colorist, then all of a sudden a choir of the most disgustingly basic, local, cattle call “urban” pseudo comedic “FAT BECause You sit in a chair all day” greasy soul food induced south of the mason Dixon ,self hatred. Ass It#backwards, post-Jim crow , post traumatic slave disorder true self esteem less, Ward of the state CLOWNS with their low scale and highly UNimpressive resumes, start going off about how the beautiful Azealia Banks looks! I’ve never felt so much hate and rage for anyone else than I did in that moment.”
Show creator Cannon didn’t seem to have much sympathy for Banks in a responding post after she slammed him as “weak” for having Lupus.
Cannon replied,“Don’t you hate when you create your own storms but forget your umbrella??? @azealiabanks We are praying for you Queen #speedyrecovery #Healing. She #Wildnout for real #Karma.”
And quite a few fans seemed to agree with Cannon…
There were a few who backed up Banks and argued that Wild ‘N Out does go too far, usually zeroing in on darker skinned participants. Banks argument is that White girls don’t get called ugly on the show.
If Banks’ was hoping all the fuss would make Cannon shelved the episode, she may not understand publicity anymore than she understood how a roast works. All the negative comments and posts are nothing more than advertising gold for the show.
What do you think…is Banks just being too thin skinned? Or does Cannon’s show seem to have it in for darker skinned sisters and brothers?