"I said yes!!!" she wrote on the image. In the caption, she told her followers: "I'm Jewish now. MAZEL TOV BI*****!”
Along with a series of congratulating comments on the post, one Banks' fan said that Judaism "doesn't work like that," adding that she would need to convert to Judaism to be considered Jewish, rather than just be married to a Jewish man.
The rapper then went on a tirade in a series of replies, making offensive comments on gender-confirmation surgery and arguing that since society does "mental gymnastics" to accept trans women, Banks should be accepted as Jewish.
CW: Transphobia, Antisemitism
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"I'm Jewish now... you can't stop me," she added.
azealia banks is a menace to society😭😭😭 https://t.co/q7tNpaKxdo
Banks’ fan have made the argument there is a double standard in the industry: if Banks’ peers like Kanye West made similar comments, some say, media coverage would not be as harsh. But it really seems like, as one person put it, it’s time for fans to “let Azealia Banks go”.