Azealia Banks has been the controversial femcee taking over the music scene lately. Her recent Dazed & Confused magazine cover has even been banned in several countries for being too risque, but the young rapper has revealed some dark information about her past in the issue.
Azealia revealed her mother physically and emotionally abused her which led to her leaving home at the young age of 14.
She tells the mag:
"We grew up in the hood, but we had some money. But I moved out when I was 14 to go live with my older sister, because my mom just had, well... issues. After my dad died, my mom became really abusive – physically and verbally.
Like she would hit me and my sisters with baseball bats, bang our heads up against walls, and she would always tell me I was ugly.
I remember once she threw out all the food in the fridge, just so we wouldn’t have anything to eat.
It was like growing up a feral child, being raised by this person who was always yelling and screaming, hitting you and dragging you around and sh*t."
The Harlem native also revealed that she was very attracted to boys at a young age and was a wild child. She reveals:
"Growing up I was so curious about boys. I just loved them.
'I’d always get my recesses taken away for letting boys touch my butt in the lunch line I got in trouble for fooling around in school a lot. I just wanted to be touched, ya know? I just wanted to have sex. And my mom was always working so there was never anyone around to tell me no."
No word on what role Azealia's father played in her life but it sounds like she had a rough childhood. Hopefully the femcee has become stronger and knows that she is loved!
Check out the photos from the risque spread above!