She has mixed feelings about her fellow New York native.
"I like [his] music, but I guess that’s one of those things that you don’t really say out loud. I don’t know him personally if you get what I mean. When I hear his music, I know that it makes me feel really good. When I read things about him, it doesn’t make me feel very good."
"I probably wouldn’t collaborate with Tekashi 6ix9ine. But in my own personal adult time, will I buy tickets to the Tekashi 6ix9ine concert? Of course. Do I realize that this is bad for me? Yes, but guess what? I’m an adult and I can make these bad decisions for myself."
Banks also commented on the rollout for her upcoming album, Fantasea 2: The Second Wave. The drama that surrounded her in the past month is perceived as helpful.
“The promo I’ve had for this album – even all the controversy – is some of the most iconic album promo ever. This whole mess has just ramped up anticipation for Azealia Banks and what she’s gonna say next, what she’s gonna do next, where she’s gonna be next. I’m more excited to drop my album now than I have been in the past year or so.”
So far, the "next" seems to be the apparent deletion of her Instagram account. She truly is full of surprises.