Azaelia Banks says she feels safer in Florida than in California. In a recent interview, she chastized the media for demonizing Florida’s governor, Ron DeSantis.
Last week, The Guardian did an interview with Banks. They talked about many different topics, from Kanye West’s antisemitism to her recent move to Florida.
Her move is due to the pandemic. She began to see politics in Los Angeles as just shallow virtue signaling. She saw the city as something that only pretended to care about people. Banks saw the Black Lives Matter movement as something too narrow. Only worrying about black people while Latinos die due to them being considered social workers. She knew that if she was going to stay in LA, then she is going to die either from covid or depression. So she decided to move to Miami.
Why Banks chose Florida
According to Banks, the reason why she chose Miami is because of 3 reasons. People mind their business more in Florida, it is safer than LA, and because she gels with the politics that Desantis proclaims. She likes him because she feels that he has common decency.
DeSantis is a conservative Republican. Most of his actions within the political world have been conservative and applauded by other conservatives. He is currently in the running for the 2024 presidential elections. The big thing that DeSantis did that Banks would base her opinion, based on her comment, is the Individual Freedom Act (also known as the Stop WOKE Act). The act was designed to protect Floridians from discrimination and “woke indoctrinations”.
Azaelia Banks has decided to move to Miami, and it appears that she is happier there than over in California. That is the important thing. A happy artist makes more music, better. That is all fans can wish for.
Written by Justin Acosta