Azealia Banks Allegedly Thinks Andrew Yang is a Chinese Spy in Deleted Instagram Story

Rapper Azealia Banks went after Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang in her Instagram Stories and accused him of being a Chinese spy.

In the now-deleted post, the 28-year-old artist from Harlem, New York said she is “strongly against Andrew Yang.”

“Call me xenophobic if you wish, but he is to China what random Russian-American civilian spies are to Putin,” she said, adding she’s not ready for the “United States of China.”

“This country has yet to issue a final apology for slavery to African Americans. I’ll be damned if China takes control of this country before my black ass gets the piece of this American pie I’m owed.”

via Instagram / azealiabanks

Banks is a supporter of Kamala Harris but also endorsed Donald Trump during his campaign.

View this post on Instagram

YAAAAS KAMALA. @kamalaharris

A post shared by Azealia Banks (@azealiabanks) on

This is not the first time Banks’ social media posts have sparked controversy online.

In 2016, many South Asian internet users clapped back at Banks’ racist comment to former One Direction member Zayn Malik.

Feature Image (left) via @azealiabanks, (right) via Getty

Support our Journalism with a Contribution

Many people might not know this, but despite our large and loyal following which we are immensely grateful for, NextShark is still a small bootstrapped startup that runs on no outside funding or loans.

Everything you see today is built on the backs of warriors who have sacrificed opportunities to help give Asians all over the world a bigger voice.

However, we still face many trials and tribulations in our industry, from figuring out the most sustainable business model for independent media companies to facing the current COVID-19 pandemic decimating advertising revenues across the board.

We hope you consider making a contribution so we can continue to provide you with quality content that informs, educates and inspires the Asian community. Even a $1 contribution goes a long way. Thank you for everyone’s support. We love you all and can’t appreciate you guys enough.

NextShark is a leading source covering Asian American News and Asian News including business, culture, entertainment, politics, tech and lifestyle.

For advertising and inquiries: info@nextshark.com