Azealia Banks Alarms Fans With Instagram Posts About Leaving Earth

Azealia Banks performs on stage. (Credit: Deposit Photos)

Azealia Banks sparked concern this weekend after posting a series of messages about suicide on her Instagram Stories.

“Yea, I think I’m done here. This pandemic, extreme lack of social interaction, no intimacy, combined with the constant public ridicule is making life harder than it’s worth,” the controversial rapper began in a written message on Saturday night.

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She added, “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.”

Banks wrote in a third message, “I will try my best to finish the project I promised beforehand. With whatever strength [I have] left.”

Fans took to Twitter to call for compassion, and to urge Banks to seek help.

“Regardless of your opinions about Azealia Banks it’s clear that she’s not in the right state of mind to say stuff like this and all i can suggest is pray for her,” one person wrote.

Another added, “No matter how horrible and alone you feel, there has to be a better way to cope than putting the people you love and the world at danger.”

Someone else wrote, “This is a cry for help even if it’s for attention we have to care about people.”

Banks later added a message on her Instagram Stories saying she is fine.

“I just had a friend come do a welfare check on me. I’m fine,” she said in an audio message. “I promise you, I’m fine. I’m not scared. But my decision is made… I’m just going to try to push through these next couple of months.”

The “212” rapper frequently draws criticism for her social media posts. Last month she posted a vulgar message claiming to have knowledge that Kanye West is a closeted homosexual. In May, she claimed she had an affair with comedian Dave Chappelle. She’s also been in a bitter feud with tech billionaire Elon Musk.

If you or someone you know needs help, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).