Azealia Banks thinks she should "bleach [her] skin" to get respect.
The '212' hitmaker has lashed out at a perception she is a "villainous evil black bitch" and doesn't understand why people only write about her when she is doing "bad things".
She tweeted: "Wow the media only pays attention when I'm doing bad things.
"While I'm still viewed as some sort of villainous evil black bitch.
"Maybe I should bleach my skin? Then maybe I'll start getting a bit more respect in hip-hop then .....(sic)"
The 24-year-old star went on to defend herself as an "actual artist" when it was suggested her "musical inactivity" and outspoken nature could contribute to problems with her image.
A fan tweeted to say: "these lengthy periods of seeming musical inactivity mixed with a lot of tweetin are a breeding ground for lame media coverage.(sic)"
She replied: "Because I'm an actual artist. I don't sit on my ass all day while 50 writers churn out songs. I actually make them."
Azealia has hit the headlines recently after allegedly being involved in two nightclub scuffles.
Earlier this month, she was offered a plea deal for allegedly biting a security guard's breast during an incident in December at the nightclub Up&Down in New York after she tried to enter a party without a hand stamp.
The hot-headed star allegedly began "screaming at the top of her lungs," using foul-mouthed language and racial slurs.
She then allegedly proceeded to spit in the face of a female bouncer and took a chunk out of her boob with her teeth.
Azealia returned a few minutes later with police and reportedly punched the bouncer in the face before she was arrested for assault, disorderly conduct and harassment.
It was recently revealed the 'Chasing Time' star won't face charges over another scuffle with a nightclub security guard, which took place in Los Angeles in October.