*Harlem rapper Azealia Banks has been the loudest critic of Beyonce’s latest album, “Lemonade.” She called the pop star a thief, a fraud and an imitation white woman. Now she’s back spewing more venom in Bey’s direction, and we’re always here for Banks’ outspoken banter.
Azealia went in on a fan when she tweeted, @AZEALIABANKS I luv ya girl but this narrative is SUPER important to BW as our pain/humanity is too often unacknowledged by the whole world.”
In response to the fan Banks tweeted, “ITS NOT. because its coming from an entertainer. she’s capitalizing on a national convo, w/o actually having 2 participate in the conversation. she can’t be interviewed unless the questions are approved beforehand.”
The rapper then expressed why she believes Beyonce’s motives behind crafting art around politics and the plight of black women aren’t genuine. “She’s purposefully strayed away from political discourse her entire career to make sure she didn’t alienate white ppl,” Banks continued. “And now that black women’s suffering is a national conversation, she wants to hop on it and make our suffering ‘trendy’…she needs to stay under Jay-z’s foot where she belongs, and stay out of the creative woman’s way.”
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The rant continued when Banks began discussing the issue with author, Ta-Nehisi Coates. He came to Beyonce’s defense saying, Lemonade was a “tremendous artistic achievement. Deeply inspiring to anyone who’s trying to make art of any kind.”
Banks fired back at the author, accusing Beyonce of being a thoughtless drone. “She’s not an artist, she’s a poacher. she takes food out of darker skinned women’s mouths & pretends to be inspired.” The rapper also tweeted about Beyonce being “Jay-Z’s property,” and said she only wants “to see her dance, i’m not interested in Beyonce’s mind because she doesn’t have one.”
Those comments have since been erased.
“You forgot that Beyonce is america’s way of having a black woman without actually having to DEAL with a black woman,” she concluded her epic rant.