Azealia Banks rarely makes headlines for her music anymore. Instead, she typically becomes internet fodder for whatever outrageously controversial thing she said or did. 2021 is proving to be no different.
On Tuesday (January 12), Banks horrified her fans when she posted a video of herself digging up her dead cat. That on its own would’ve warranted the countless “WTFs” that followed, but it’s what she did after unearthing the corpse that really pushed people over the edge — she cooked it.
In the clip, Banks continually stirs a boiling pot of water and the carcass until its skull is visible. She captioned the post, “Lucifer 2009-2020. My Dear Kitty. Thank you for everything. A legend. An icon. Forever a serval serve.”
Banks has raised concerns over her mental health in the past. Last August, she sounded the alarm after she shared a series of Instagram post suggesting she was feeling suicidal.
“Yea, I think I’m done here,” she wrote.” This pandemic, extreme lack of social interaction, no intimacy, combined with constant public ridicule is making life harder than its worth. I’m not begging for attention or asking for sympathy/empathy……I’m just ready to go. Peacefully of course. My soul is tired. I’m ready to go.
“I will document my last times and release a film for you all to finally understand me, from my perspective. I will try my best to finish the project I promised beforehand. With whatever strength left.”
As Banks’ name started to trend on Twitter, she quickly resurfaced only to condemn those who were concerned about her with, “What is this obsession u bitches have with my dispair? Don’t show concern for me when I’m down. That’s because I’m down. Support me when I’m up, bitch. Support me when I’m feeling good.”
The Harlem-born rapper is trending once again and yes, not for anything good. Check out some of the reactions below.
the mice in azealia banks kitchen watching the cat be made into a soup pic.twitter.com/OS355RjCdV
— rat (@rat_goblin) January 12, 2021
stray cats running away when they see azealia:
— 𝐤𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥。〄 (@chromaticxmil) January 12, 2021
how to eat dinner wit Azealia Banks pic.twitter.com/MdPyymprUA
— dave (@slurpcoochie) January 12, 2021
this how the cat was chilling before azealia banks put him in da soup pic.twitter.com/qiB52OS1up
— Jazz (@jazz_thekid) January 12, 2021
when youre eating dinner at azealia banks house and she tells you what youre eating #azealia pic.twitter.com/wkeJ26tXdS
— 큰 음경 🇵🇸🇯🇴 (@symherelul) January 12, 2021
azealia banks when she sees a stray cat on the street pic.twitter.com/YugPNfLqCz
— sukiimahal ➐ (@sukiimahalV2) January 12, 2021
Day 12 of 2021:
Azealia Banks cooks her fucking cat. pic.twitter.com/oMuljpDuus
— Big Daddy-O. 🇳🇬 (@The_Real_Odera) January 12, 2021
Doja cat with her cat vs azealia banks with her cat pic.twitter.com/OQK9symPZQ
— nebby (@dojasvape) January 12, 2021
Azealia Banks really dug up her dead cat and cooked it on Instagram Live. pic.twitter.com/VAR5d9x19v
— YERRboi Shredda (@ShreddaSosa) January 12, 2021
Azealia Banks COOKED HER CAT OMFG pic.twitter.com/q2wTsjtXJe
— A| sad era (@evermoresstyle) January 12, 2021
i close twitter for 3 hours and come back to azealia banks cooking her dead cat pic.twitter.com/HpYjSXNJbE
— rawan ✦ (@jaetodds) January 12, 2021
the cats at the adoption center when they see azealia banks come in pic.twitter.com/7lGbmLDppR
— Boo Union (@sailorsmina) January 12, 2021
cats when they see Azealia Banks coming pic.twitter.com/BISsEEXEBP
— SELF (@Erichardson_22) January 12, 2021
Me checking to see why Azealia Banks is trending. pic.twitter.com/lJPw6BjvCp
— NUFF (@nuffsaidny) January 12, 2021
Me after finding out why Azealia Banks is trending 💀 pic.twitter.com/xB2Z9RSonK
— Bizmark Darko 🇬🇭 (@Bizzytrill) January 12, 2021