Azealia Banks Shades TF Out of Cardi B… Bardi Goes for the Jugular

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Oh, no, Rapunxel. What is you doing?

Azealia Banks kicked a hornet’s nest when she went after the internet and rap world’s current darling, Cardi B. As the web filled up with praise for Cardi from all corners, Azealia continued her long crusade against black women being passed over for representation at the top of the charts.

“I’m sorry, black industry men are too hype for this Latina girl,” she wrote. “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.”

The tweets were just one facet of an extended campaign against Cardi’s win. As documented by The Shade Room, she responded to producer JWhite Did It on his Instagram post showcasing his “Bodak Yellow” plaques.

“Congrats to you and only you,” she said. She also accused Cardi B of using a songwriter and called her a ‘poor man’s Nicki Minaj’ in a series of Instagram posts.

“Female rap deserves a bit more variety than this sexpot stripper with the bathtub grout butt injections,” she said 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.”

Azealia Banks performs for fans during Splendour in the Grass on July 25, 2015 in Byron Bay, Australia

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