Azealia Banks Explains Why She Dug up Her Cat | 22 Words

Azealia Banks sparked some serious concern this week after she filmed herself digging up and then "cooking" her dead cat.

Well, the star has finally addressed the situation, but it hasn't exactly put people's minds at rest...

Of course, fans were beyond horrified over her "disturbing" behavior and simply couldn't believe their eyes on Tuesday when the original clip surfaced.

But before we get into all that, we all know that longside her strange antics, Banks is best known for her career as a rapper, singer, and actress.

Raised in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, she began releasing music through Myspace in 2008 before being signed to XL Recordings at eighteen.

She's best known for her singles such as "Anna Wintour" and "Black Madonna"...


And there's no denying that she's made quite the name for herself over the last few years in the music industry.

But there's another thing that the rapper is very well known for...

And that's her wild social media presence.

Banks is known for being somewhat of a quirky character...

And she's always entertaining her fans on Instagram and Twitter with her fun and imaginative posts.

โ€‹But her outspoken nature and outrageous claims have landed her in trouble many times online...


And the singer is no stranger to heated online arguments and bizarre behavior.

Who could forget the time when she spat at and punched a stranger on a plane?


In 2015, Banks was seen trying to disembark a Delta Airlines flight quickly by pushing past a French man, which lead to her spitting on him, punching him, and clawing at his shirt for blocking her way.

This resulted in Banks forcefully arguing with the flight attendant, in which she at one point called the Delta employee a "f****** fa****."

She has also been caught using racist and homophobic slurs on numerous occasions...


The most of which have been aimed at fellow musicians and celebrities, including Zayn Malik, Kendrick Lamar, and Rihanna.

And alongside all of this terrible behavior...

Banks has displayed some seriously eye-opening behavior on Instagram over the years, including the time in 2016 when she claimed to her followers to have been practicing witchcraft.

She admitted to practicing "3 years worth of brujeria" while posting a video that appeared to show dried blood, feathers, and the carrion of dead chickens.

It was all very concerning...

But now, Banks seems to have well and truly outdone herself with yet another shocking move.

The rapper took to Instagram on Tuesday to share something truly stomach-turning.


Banks posted a video, which has now been deleted, showing her digging up her dead cat before proceeding to cook it in a pan of boiling water.

And predictably, fans literally couldn't believe what they were seeing.

Banks' cat, Lucifer, died last year, and has been buried in her back yard ever since.


But it seems that the singer was ready to see her pet once more.

In the now-deleted Instagram video, Banks was seen using her hands to dig in the soil and pull out a dusty-bag, with her saying gleefully, "The cat is in the bag."

After appearing to dig the animal up, she then apparently boiled it in a big pot with more footage of her stirring the contents together...

Which, of course, she filmed for her Instagram video.

The rapper finished off the bizarre story by posting an Instagram snap showing Lucifer's skull balanced on what looks like a shrine.

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Big yikes.

At the time, many speculated as to why Banks dug up her cat...

And it was also unknown as to whether she ate its remains or not, with many strongly believing she was boiling the cat's remains in order to preserve its skeleton - which is actually what many pet owners do when their animals die.

Well, today, a possible motive behind the bizarre move has been unearthed.

Banks is moving to Miami, and didn't want to leave her late cat behind.

In further disturbing Instagram stories, the rapper showcased some of the belongings she had packed in a bizarre shrine-like display.

โ€‹In a pink pot, she had gathered some twigs, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot, "the last squirt" of Chanel No5, a crucifix, peacock feathers, a cigar, a $100 bill, and a cat's skull, presumably belonging to her cat, Lucifer.

"The move is booked. We're officially out this b****," she wrote.

"The cat went out with a f****** bang... taking my b**** to Miami."

According to the New York Post, Banks' 4-bed, 2-bath home in Woodland Hills, California sold in a non-judicial foreclosure in November for $845,000.

"I made it out of hell," she announced on social media. "Miami USA - let's go!"

You can watch Banks' deleted video here...

But viewer discretion is strongly advised.