Azealia Banks deletes post calling Candace Owens 'enslaved' over Juneteenth diss

'You’re really picking on old Black people [for] weird, white internet users, for their entertainment,' she said.


                            Azealia Banks deletes post calling Candace Owens 'enslaved' over Juneteenth diss
Azealia Banks reminded Candace Owens why Juneteenth is important (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella), (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
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Embattled talk show host Candace Owens has been in hot water ever since she spoke against the celebration of Juneteenth. The day, which marks the end of slavery in America, was recently signed as a federal holiday by President Joe Biden. However, not everyone was quite happy about the decision, including Trump-sympathizer Owens who called Juneteenth 'meaningless' despite being Black herself. Now, it appears that rapper Azealia Banks took it upon herself to school the conservative author on a thing or two about the significance of Juneteenth. 

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In a now-deleted Instagram post, Banks pulled up one of Owens' tweets that slammed the holiday and presented a shocking picture about the existence of slavery. Banks was lauded by her followers for the poignant words and heartwrenching account in the post, as some fans even wondered if she has a degree in creative writing. However, for some reason, Banks deleted the viral post soon afterward, before Candace Owens could respond to the same. 

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On June 18, 2021, Candace Owens tweeted, "Juneteenth is soooo lame. Democrats really need to stop trying to repackage segregation. I’ll be celebrating July 4th and July 4th only. I’m American."

Her tweet earned flak from all quarters as people criticized her for overlooking her Black roots. However, the GOP supporter remained unfazed as she continued to post more tweets against the Juneteenth celebration.

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"Every single race has been enslaved at some point in human history. Africans are STILL enslaved today. This is not a holiday. This is more emotional training from Democrats to see ourselves as somehow separate from America. Independence Day is July 4th. The end," she responded to the critics.

"This is your daily reminder that immigrants from Africa as well as the Carribean are among the most successful ethnic groups in the country. America doesn’t discriminate against people based on skin. Black Americans are just focused on meaninglessness like “Juneteenth”," Owens said in a follow-up tweet.

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Banks added a screenshot of Owens' tweet on her Instagram account and posted a long essay with it, reiterating the brutalities of slavery that once affected thousands of Black Americans. 

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She wrote, "According to this logic, on July 4, 1776, you would still be enslaved. Most likely on the verge of starvation due to all of America’s food supply having been prioritized for the war, while you hand sew American flags and struggle to wet nurse some depressed 24-year-old white widow’s sickly child until your nipples are chapped and dry. Whereafter, you will be whipped by her 80-year-old uncle for your own malnourishment and inability to produce milk, then sent to toil over a wood-burning stove — blistering your hands while [being] forced to make a peasantly meal of biscuits and gravy."

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"You will be watched closely by her irate, sunburned and whisky-soaked 80 year old uncle to be sure you do not sneak a single biscuit or fingerfull of roux to yourself. after you've watched everyone ear, you will be sent to do the cleaning up. Your last task will be brushing the stressed and balding white widows hair to prepare for her sleeping bonnet, a deep rest in her comfortable canopy bed. Next your final descent down the stairs and out the back door where you proudly sleep on a bed bug infested pile of hay in a 6x4 cabin you share with 4 other slaves. Happy Independence Day @realcandace owens," she wrote.  

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She further went on to add, "@realcandaceowens the widow will awake from her sleep to relieve herself at 4 am to find a brush full of hair and let out a loud scream. She insists it's your bad nigger luck making her bald and orders you be hung from a tree immediately. With the help of one other strong black male slave, you're hung with the strap of a horsesaddle off an oak tree one acre away from the main house......as a warning, to any other slaves who were brave enough to fuck around...Tread lightly sis."

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"LOOOL NOW WHY DID AZEALIA BANKS WAKE UP AND CHOOSE TO DRAG CANDACE OWENS TO HELL??" a fan tweeted sharing Banks' post. 


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However, it is not clear why Banks wrote such an elaborate and shocking post, and then choose to delete it without facing any backlash, rather quite the opposite. 

Nevertheless, the post had already been screenshotted and circulated on social media, helping it go viral in no time. "The way azealia banks is a literary prodigy and should be writing novels," a fan remarked. "Imagine getting dragged by Azealia Banks and and everyone is cheering for Azealia Banks. How embarrassing for Candace," tweeted a third user.

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