BREAKING NEWS – Miami, Florida – Hip-hop artist Azealia Banks praised Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, R., for his leadership, revealing that she feels “way safer” living in the Sunshine State than she did in California.

During a wide-ranging interview with The Guardian released this week, the controversial “212” rapper who recently relocated to Miami, chastised the media for demonizing DeSantis’s governing style, arguing that she feels “way safer” living in Florida than she did in Los Angeles, where she felt like she needed a gun to protect herself.

Banks attributed her newfound comfort in Miami to DeSantis’ pragmatic leadership and his commitment to “practical” issues, telling the outlet that the Republican governor is “focused on the basic sh–.”

California Congresswoman Maxine Waters took exception to Banks’ departure. “What does she mean it’s safer in Miami?” she tweeted. “If she needed a gun for protection, she could’ve easily got one legal and illegal. As far as I am concerned, she can stay in Miami, because she is showing that she is a cowardly wimp that doesn’t have the basic survival instincts to stay alive in the ‘kill or be killed’ areas of Los Angeles.”