*Azealia Banks is fighting for her folks again the best way she knows! She’s blasted major companies on Twitter for owing black folks big bucks for slavery. $100 trillion to be exact!
“ITS MY MONEY, AND I WANT IT NOWWWWW!!!!!!” Banks tweeted on Friday afternoon. “AMERICA OWES BLACKS OVER 100 TRILLION DOLLARS.”
She posted links to articles about how Native Americans and Holocaust survivors received reparations from American and German governments to back up her claims.
She added, “Jews and Native Americans all got reparations because they organized. Please don’t let my ‘beef’ with hip-hop distract from what we need… To be focusing on. We are owed MAJOR F***ING BUCKS kids, MAJOR BUCKS.”
JP Morgan, Chase, Aetna and New York Life Insurance are the corporations Banks called out for still profiting off of capital from the Industrial Revolution — claiming this money came directly from slave labor.
Banks goes on to refer to the 2008 PBS documentary “Traces of the Trade: A Story From the Deep North,” which is about the DeWolf family of Rhode Island.
The filmmaker, Katrina Browne, a descendant of the DeWolfs, claims her family were slave traders who sailed their ships to West Africa during the late 18th century. Therefore, they sold captives at auctions in South Carolina.
“I wonder where the descendants of the ‘DeWolf’ family are today. they should all have their houses burned and their finances seized,” Banks tweeted.
Banks said she would give up her successful music career in order to fight for reparations for black people.