AceShowbiz - Azealia Banks is well known not just for her music, but also her eccentric lifestyle. Now, a shocking detail of her witchcraft practice has been revealed through her former collaborator's new interview with NOTION magazine.
Pop author Alex Kazemi tells the publication that he once asked the 28-year-old star for some advice when he considered taking up witchcraft. According to the Canadian pop artist, the rapper suggested that he used snake blood for a spell.
"In my beginning days of doing witchcraft, I asked her for some advice on a spell," Alex says about Azealia. "She was like, 'Why don't you just go down to the river, find a garter snake, cut it and use its blood?' "
Azealia first surprised people with a confession of her witchcraft practice in 2016. At the time, she admitted that she had been practicing witchcraft for three years and showed in a series of Instagram videos how she cleaned the room she had been using for the apparent animal sacrifices.
Much like its function, the room showed gruesome evidence of animal cruelty, with blood stains on its walls and a mix of feathers and a black substance covering the room's wood-floors. What looked like two dead chickens were also seen on the floor.
"The amount of crap that's about to come off my floor right now guys? Oh my God. You know I got to scrape all this s**t up. I've got my sandblaster, and my goggles - it's about to go down," she told her followers of the hard work needed to clean up the room. "Real witches do real things," she unashamedly declared.
Azealia's admission prompted reaction from PETA, which said in a statement to PEOPLE, "People are rightly horrified to learn that Azealia Banks reportedly has been slaughtering chickens in her closet for three years, and that she is apparently so out of touch with public sentiment that she bragged about it on social media."
PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange added in the statement, "We also hope that Banks' closet clean-up is a sign that she is planning to clean up her act, become a good witch, and stop the cruel and gruesome sacrifice of frightened animals."