Azealia Banks Apologizes For Insensitive PrEP Comments
Azealia Banks PrEP Frank Ocean: New day, New Bs from Ms Banks, right? Well, today she’s done something different. Take responsibility and apologize. It’s a first.
Though known for engaging in severe self-destruction and starting beef with just about everyone on earth, Azealia Banks is not one to take responsibility and reflect on the outrageous remarks she makes that often start these feuds in the first place.
However, she seems to be turning over a new leaf, since she apologized on Monday for her rant about Frank Ocean and pre-exposure prophylaxis medications from a few weeks ago. Following the launch of Frank Ocean’s PrEP+ club night last month, which he described as what the New York City nightlife scene in the 80s and 90s would have been like if the HIV-preventative medication had existed back then, Azealia Banks lashed out on Instagram live about how “evil” Frank was for hosting the event.
Calling Frank a “dumbass” for promoting HIV-prevention medication to gay men “like it’s something that [they] need,” Azealia warned her gay male followers not to take “that PrEP shit.” She insists several times that “it’s not that serious,” and concludes the rant by insisting that gay men just “be responsible” so that they won’t have to take “a f**king pill so you can just f**k whoever you wanna f**k and just be all kinds of nasty out there on the streets acting a f**king fool.” Watch the rant below, beginning at 1:08.
She was very aggressive in stating her opinion and came off really ignorant about PrEP. Apparently, she missed the actual essence of the drug, which is why an education is important.
However, she’s realized herself and recanted.
“It’s not my place. It was extremely insensitive. Who cares if I meant well, that wasn’t the way. I’m really really sorry.”
She however, didn’t apologized to Frank, but we take what we can get, right? She wasn’t the only one to criticize the PrEP party, anyway.