On Monday, Azealia Banks posted a photo on Instagram of herself with white makeup on and captioned it “whiteface.” Immediately after posting the photo, the backlash began. Some of Banks followers criticized the artist for the “whiteface” photo and were offended.

But, Banks didn’t do whiteface. She was actually getting ‘ice princess’ makeup applied for her upcoming “Ice Princess” video.

Azealia took to Twitter to explain the whole incident and drop a lesson on ‘Misogynoir‘:

“Misogynoir” is a portmanteau term coined by queer black feminist scholar Moya Bailey. Misogynoir refers to anti-black misogyny, where race and gender together are factors in the hatred of black women. Bailey created the term to address misogyny directed toward black women in American visual and popular culture. The concept is grounded in the theory of intersectionality which analyzes how various social identities such as race, gender, class, and sexual orientation interrelate in systems of oppression.

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