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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 6:44 AM

Azealia Banks Reveals She Was 'Drugged And Raped' In Disturbing Instagram Posts

By: Elliah Dash-Stell

Azealia Banks Reveals She Was 'Drugged And Raped' In Disturbing Instagram Posts
Over the weekend, Azealia Banks opened up about allegedly being sexually assaulted, just a day before one of her first performances since her new music was released was scheduled to take place.

In a now-deleted Instagram story, the artist recalled how an unidentified man may have pressured her into a sexual encounter with a sedative. 

“One thing led to another,” she tearfully said. “[…] I just feel really dumb because it was partially my fault, you know? […] I just feel like a [dummy], such a dummy. I just want to [expletive] disappear right now. I feel really bad.” 

She then went on to question her own actions and how she toyed with potentially pushing back the rollout of her latest project, Fantasea II: The Second Wave. (She recently dropped “Anna Wintour” which has earned her quite a bit of admiration from fans and critics; go give it a listen if you haven’t already!)

“I can’t even look at music right now. I don’t want to let anyone down,” she explained. “I’m gonna delete all my accounts, because I’m embarrassed. I’m gonna delete everything, and I guess I’ll just come back when I get it together. I just feel really broken down—just when I’m rebuilding myself as an artist. I don’t know how to face y’all.” 
“This rape [expletive], you know. Men can just prey on you and just [expletive] badger you and force you to say ‘yes’ […] You feel like you gave consent, but you didn’t give [expletive]. You never wanted to do [expletive], but there you are, feeling [expletive] powerless. Somebody really got the [expletive] best of me, and I’m just so unsure how they got it.”

She also detailed how her throat was in “pins and needles,” when she woke up. After sharing how she was unable to reach friends, she assured all that she was safe. 

“What is even in a roofie,” she stated. “I’ve never felt that type of intoxication in my life. I woke up my throat was in pins and needles. It’s under control now my brothers and friends are here. I’m going to be fine don’t panic guys. I love you. I def got drugged in my drink but I’m waking up again.”

“Date-rape” drugs vary from flunitrazepam (Rohypnol, or “roofies”), gama-hydroxyy butarate (GHB), to Ketamine. As Women’s Health Magazine reports, “roofies” are odorless and are hard to detect. Some like GHB, may have a salty flavor, but when mixed with alcohol and aromatic bitters, can also go unnoticed.

“They act almost like muscle relaxants,” Sara Nasserzadeh, PhD (associate secretary for North America at the World Association for Sexual Health) noted. “And although the early symptoms are similar to being drunk, it can get much more serious as the drug passes through your system.” Symptoms of date rape drugs include confusion, temporary memory loss, drowsiness, vision problems, and difficulty breathing. Most rape or sexual assault cases involving date rape drugs go unreported.

It is unknown whether or not she filed a police report.

So scary and sad. Hope Azealia is okay!

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