''She Would Hit Me & My Sisters With Baseball Bats''
1:30PM ET August 16th, 2012
Contributor : Stephen Willis
A Rocky Williform Company
Rapper Azealia Banks opened up about her childhood and the abuse she suffered at the hands of her mother growing up. Banks says that she and her sister were terrorized by their mom, who would physically and verbally attack them.
"We grew up in the hood, but we had some money," she told Dazed & Confused magazine. "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," she shared. "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."
"Granted, she never had any drug or drinking problems – her house was clean, her hair was always done, and we had stuff – but she still f***ed me up real bad," she said.
Banks also revealed her fascination with sex and boys at an early age.
"Growing up I was so curious about boys," she revealed. "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."