Azealia Banks may be better known for her ability to beef than her ability to rap, but hey… She’s only human. She has to prioritize her time and her beefs if she wants to get any s**t-talking done. With her beef with Cardi B taking up so much of her time, she has to cut back somewhere. She did so by ending her long-standing tiff with Nicki Minaj.
Azealia Banks posted a long message to Instagram claiming that she’s #TeamNicki and Cardi is a pretender to the throne.
“As a Harlemite, I’ve definitely had my fair share of cutting ass and as a snobby, art school girl, I can admit having thrown loads of unnecessary shade at Nicki Minaj,” she said. “But one thing I’ve never been is a liar. If anyone is going to be heralded as the face of female rap for this generation, it’s Nicki. And if anyone deserves a number one record and her very long overdue Grammy win, it’s Nicki.”
She went on to say that no one but Minaj should be given the crown, if we’re looking to pick the queen of the come-up.
“Nicki absolutely must be first in line as she has set the tone for this new female rap archetype. I have loads of respect for this woman’s hustle, drive and determination,” she continued. “She deserves to win first.”
While Banks was in an unusually generous mood, she decided to spread the love around a bit.
“And let’s not forget Jean Grae!” she said. “Hip-hop owes that woman a celebration, too!”
It goes down in the DMs
Banks also went direct to Nicki to apologize for their beef over the years. In a series of DMs, Banks said she wouldn’t come for the queen in the future.
“You have my word that from here on out I will never say.any negative or catty things about you ever again,” she said. “Inside of all of us there’s a little black girl who cries and the last thing I want to see is that little black girl cry.”
Minaj responded with a bit of advice, asking Banks to lay off the beef. “You’re very talented and very smart,” she said. “Focus on what really matters from now on.”
The positivity is a far cry from what Banks has been up to all week. Cardi B’s chart win has set the rapper off.
“I’m sorry, black industry men are too hype for this Latina girl,” she wrote on Twitter. “I’ve never seen them jump like this for Remy or Nicki. Spinning this ‘for the culture’ story when they are simply letting white men at Atlantic buy them into hating their own women.”
“Female rap deserves a bit more variety than this sexpot stripper with the bathtub grout butt injections,” she added in a voice-over on Instagram. “For as far as we have advanced the genre, from Missy to Lauryn to whatever, like we don’t need you coming in here making us look dumb.”
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