Seeing Azealia Banks trend on Twitter is always immediate cause for concern. The controversial rapper has become known for spouting off divisive, bigoted, and straight-up bizarre things a little too often.
But this might be the weirdest reason for her to trend yet.
Azealia Banks shared a video to Instagram of her digging up her dead cat, Lucifer, and boiling his corpse.
Subsequent videos appeared to show her waving the smoldering ashes around her apartment and putting his skull on display in her home.
The primary videos have been deleted, either by Banks herself or by Instagram, but the outrage and disgust they sparked online is still simmering.
Azealia Banks really dug up her dead cat and cooked it on Instagram Live. pic.twitter.com/VAR5d9x19v— YERRboi Shredda (@ShreddaSosa) January 12, 2021
Wish I could unsee that video of Azealia Banks digging up her dead cat and cooking it!!! What is that fucking behaviour— 🦋 B E K 🦋 (@_RebekahJade) January 12, 2021
God someone tell Azealia to just stfu and sit down so I can enjoy 1991 without the searing pain of guilt pic.twitter.com/3VUwicPpwM— IT’S KENNIE AKA Darcel’s Daughter (@KennieJD) January 12, 2021
According to Just Jared, Lucifer died three months ago, and many have pointed out that boiling bones isn’t an uncommon practice, particularly in witchcraft rituals. So on that note, while many of us likely can’t fathom digging up the corpse of a beloved pet and mutilating it in such a way, her actions may not be completely out of touch with known human behavior.
THAT having been said, recording it and sharing it with millions of people on Instagram is, unquestionably, an insane decision. Is it something that tracks with Banks’ persistently bizarre behavior? Yes. But it’s insane — and largely unappreciated by her fans — nonetheless.
azealia banks’ cat looking down from heaven pic.twitter.com/QTAfev17Di— the perc prophet (@humidfluid) January 12, 2021
the yts raided the capitol.. some girl so disrespectfully climbed a pyramid… & azealia digging up her dead cat & cooking it.. lord it’s only day 12. pic.twitter.com/uhLOEQRP5Z— pink🧞 (@pinkshanghai) January 12, 2021
Azealia Banks when you ask her if she eat pussy pic.twitter.com/BmFcOeTT8Q— Version 2 (@LeTop2Not2) January 12, 2021
Azealia has been transphobic, homophobic, fat shamed Lana Del Rey and Doja Cat, is a Trump supporter, an anti-masker, anti-vaxxxer, and just cooked a cat on her Instagram and some people still support her pic.twitter.com/zFoSrkBkSB— CUMTRAILS (@CUMTRAlLS) January 12, 2021
cats when they see Azealia Banks coming pic.twitter.com/BISsEEXEBP— SELF (@Erichardson_22) January 12, 2021
Maybe it’s time to end 2021 before we even get to February. Can we do that? We should definitely do that.