Fans of New York rapper Azealia Banks are concerned about her mental health after she suggested she was suicidal in a social media post.
The 212 hitmaker posted multiple videos on Instagram on Sunday giving devotees cause for concern, revealing she has been seeking help for some time – and now she’s sick and tired of being the butt of everyone’s jokes following a series of bizarre antics and beefs with fellow stars like Russell Crowe and Iggy Azalea.
“I’d rather die a hero than some bitch people make fun of,” Banks said in one video, reposted on the It’s Onsite blog.
“My soul is tired, I’m ready to go… Yeah I think I’m done here. This pandemic, extreme lack of social interaction, no intimacy, combined with constant public ridicule is making life harder than its worth. I think I will end my tenure here on earth soon.”
She added: “I’m just ready to go. Peacefully of course. 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 projects I promised I would beforehand with whatever strength Is left.”
She then asked followers not to “bombard” her with messages, insisting: “I am not in pain. I am at peace.”
Fans jumped on social media to express their concern, with one writing: “I hope someone close to Azealia reaches out to make sure she’s doing okay. She’s such a powerful human being and a lovely artist and I just want to see her thrive and be happy.”
Another added: “Azealia banks, you are worth it. you are enough. and you are talented. dont allow this pandemic or lack of social interaction put you in a depressed state (sic). you are loved and cherished. dont do anything irrational.”
A representative for the rapper has yet to comment.