*Azealia Banks revived her Twitter feud with Iggy Azalea early Friday, sparking a flurry of tweets on both sides that ended (at press time) with Banks calling Iggy a “clueless white girl.”
Their beef first exploded on Twitter earlier this month when Banks blasted Iggy for staying silent in the wake of the grand jury’s decision not to indict the NY cop who choked Eric Garner to death.
She has accused the “Fancy” rapper of appropriating black culture while keeping quiet on black issues. In an interview with Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning, she slammed Azalea and Macklemore for winning Grammy Awards over black artists.
“Here’s the thing with Iggy Azalea,” Banks began, “I feel just like in this country that whenever it comes to our things like black issues or black politics or black music or whatever, there’s always this undercurrent of a f**k you… Like a f**k y’all n**gas… And that Macklemore album wasn’t better than the Drake record. That Iggy Azalea s**t isn’t better than any f**king black girl that’s rapping today… the Grammys are supposed to be like accolades for artistic excellence… Iggy Azalea is not excellent… and when they give these Grammys out all it says to white kids is you’re great.. You’re amazing… and it says to black kids you don’t have s**t, you don’t own s**t, not even the s**t you created for yourself, and it makes me upset.”
Azalea has since responded to the on-air tirade with a series of tweets in which she calls Banks a “bigot” who doesn’t have “the mental capacity” to realize what she is saying.
She writes, “Special msg for banks: There are many black artists succeeding in all genres. The reason you haven’t is because of your p**s poor attitude… Your inability to be responsible for your own mistakes, bullying others, the inability to be humble or have self control. It’s You!.. you created your own unfortunate situation by being a bigot and don’t have the mental capacity to realize yet. Probably never will… Now! rant, Make it racial! make it political! Make it whatever but I guarantee it won’t make you likable & Thats why ur crying on the radio… Enjoy continuing to bang your head against that metaphoric brick wall & Savor this attention. I’m the only way you get Any… You’re poisonous and I feel genuinely sorry for you because it’s obvious at this point you are a Miserable, angry human being. Regards!”
Banks clapped back, writing, “Dear LordT (sic), I Pray for this Clueless White Girl… None of this will make sense to her until she herself has children with a black man and has to deal with having black children in America.”