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.”
Cardi B and her family didn’t fail to notice the talk from Azealia. Cardi responded by posting a video of Banks dancing to “Bodak Yellow” and singing along as proof that the rapper is putting on.
“One of the reasons ‘Bodak Yellow’ went #1!” she wrote. “Cuz even the haters love it!”
And you know if someone comes for Cardi, then her sister Hennessy Carolina is going to get involved.
“Bitch you saying all that about my sister but got an interview you did speaking highly of my sister,” she wrote. “Even though this girl is literally a nut head and [I] shouldn’t give this b*tch no attention and though a b*tch like me from the hood would typically knock a b*tch out…there’s certain people that has mental problems and you just got to remind them that they’re f*cking sick in the head. You got the devil inside you, girl. I’ma pray for you. Jealousy is real bad and won’t take you nowhere.”
Cardi B’s friend Star Brim went a step further and challenged Azealia to a fight in her DMs. When she declined and said that “smart black women don’t fight on the street like dogs,” Brim shared the messages and called the rapper out.
“What’s good? I be trying to chill but stop coming for my friends,” she wrote. “Send me your location and don’t hide behind security. Let me get my fair one. Come catch this fade!”
Even K. Michelle jumped in from the outside to defend Cardi, calling Banks a “big mad nappy witch” on Instagram.
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What do you think? Is Azealia Banks over the line or does the industry really tear down black female rappers who don’t fit a “sexpot” mold?
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