Another day, another unbelievably shocking remark from Azealia Banks. The outspoken rapper is now going after Nicki Minaj, daring to argue that Nicki isn’t invested in fighting racial injustice, and that her feud with Miley Cyrus is just for show. Wow!
Azealia Banks, 24, went on a Twitter rampage, as she is wont to do, focusing her ire this time on Nicki Minaj, 31, attacking everything from her body, to the fact that she “turned” her feud with Miley Cyrus, 22, into a “race issue.” Shots fired!
Nicki is not going to be amused once she catches wind of this! In a series of tweets posted on the morning of October 7, Azealia slammed Nicki after reading her interview with The New York Times Magazine. “I wish Nic would stop trying to turn this Miley thing into a race issue cuz she was approp. until she became the “victim,'” Azealia tweeted.
“Plus how you gonna complain about a video with skinny women when ur body is enhanced..You too were once a skinny woman,” she continued. “I am a skinny black woman. Not every woman can afford enhancements so it’s not fair to other girls to make it about that.”
Well. Those are a lot of accusations Azealia’s thrown out there! She references both Nicki’s beef with Miley and presumably the perceived fight with Taylor Swift, 25, over “Anaconda” not being nominated for Video of the Year at the MTV VMAs; Nicki had tweeted about videos full of skinny white women getting nominated instead. Azealia, way to bring up ancient history!
Azealia continued her Twitter rant, saying that the real problem was that female rappers didn’t support each other. Um, maybe how like Azealia isn’t supporting Nicki?
“This isn’t about race. If it was she would’ve said something when the industry was trying to wipe her out with vanilla wife,” she tweeted. “As much as we want to complain about cultural appropriation from without we still aren’t being as heralded as men within hip-hop because…we have no pack mentality.”
It’s a bit disconcerting to hear Azealia to say this about Nicki, especially when she’s been so outspoken about race for such a long time. But it’s not too surprising; Azealia has a long history of getting in fights with celebrities for no real reasons, and using Twitter to say the most shocking things!
Most recently, she called the LGBT community as a whole “weak” and the “gay white KKK.” Shortly before that, she told a fan who called her out for more past homophobic behavior that she’ll “bleed to death b—h.” Yikes. Nicki probably doesn’t have to pay attention to her words.
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— Samantha Wilson