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Azealia Banks Strikes Back At Iggy Azalea/ Questions ‘Slavery’ Remark

Published: Saturday 10th Mar 2012 by David

And the claws are out!

Earlier today, footage of T.I and Iggy Azalea weighing in on her recent nemesis Azealia Banks emerged here, adding fuel to their already smoking ‘beef’.

Now, in response to their comments, Banks has struck back, labeling T.I ‘corny” and questioning a controversial lyric from Azalea’s ‘D.R.U.G.S‘ , a lyric many believe has racial undertones.

Her response below…

Taking to Twitter, she explained:

Lol I NEVER needed the next nigga to sit up on a radio show with me and defend me.

Furthermore, n*ggas r sitting up here trying to mask/defend what homegirl said. F*ck outta here.

Hit the 0.04 mark below:

Adding:

Everybody got something slick to say, but no one got an explanation

Come on T.I…. N*ggas is not scared of u and whatever shit u got to say on some radio show.

LMFAOO how u a grown man commenting on what’s going on between two girls. Come on son. Stop it.

Ruin my career: what f*cking ever… Y’all wish.

Though we’re sure Iggy is anything but racist, we are interested to gauge the thinking behind the ‘slave master’ line.

But what do you think:

Is the line racist?

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  1. QueenOfTheNavy/MsBanksHasMyHeartNow March 10, 2012

    this is getting so tired, iggy was stupid as hell for that line and i hope she gets pulled up on it during a TELEVISED interview, then we’ll see how funny it is to reference slavery.
    Team Azealia betches!

  2. MadameDeuxVisage March 10, 2012

    someone just explain the line to me and im good, until then…… has anyone seen Jesse Jackson.

  3. GiftedSince92 March 10, 2012

    I knew this heffa was going to respond. I’m not mad at all because she’s just resents the fact her ass got called out for her tacky behavior. DEAD at her saying T.I. is “corny”. lol! Like NO it’s corny for someone to b**** and moan about an artist being on an xxl magazine cover. Not taking sides because like I said in the other post bot her and Iggy are capable in bringing some real ish into the rap game. This dumb s*** Banks started now shows that she too has alot of work to do in order for her to ge respect. Iggy held her ish down with that interview, TIP wasn’t defending her he was telling it like it is. Why Banks had to feel the need to bash Iggy in the first place? That’s cool she had her opinion about Iggy but to put it all out there. NO that’s not cool. Whatever no need for insecure artists who so called have that stamina of “keeping it real and telling the truth. The truth of the matter is the public will either be drawn into Iggy or her. So Banks need to get her self checked and do her ish because this is chidish. Iggy got her s*** together.

  4. Z March 10, 2012

    Two not yet relevant rappers beefing over relevance *yawn*. And this is coming from someone who actually appreciates Azealia Banks’s flow.

  5. QueenOfTheNavy/MsBanksHasMyHeartNow March 10, 2012

    Of course a ciara stan would stick up for this racist clown, just what is it about flops that attract you baby?

  6. MISHKA March 10, 2012

    The AZes are becoming really really really annoying.

    Like, who let the poulty-yard open? Too much prattling and not enough music.

    \_________________ !

  7. TresChic March 10, 2012

    I dont understand how the line slave master can be up for debate as being racist? What else is it? a friendly joke white people share with black people they hang out with?! What is it with defending b******* these days?

  8. Remey March 10, 2012

    Black people kill me (and I’m Black). We only care about “racial” remarks when they come from other races. However, it’s not a problem when we use it. It’s perfectly fine…

    However, BLACKS were not the only slaves! Gosh…. The concept of slavery and masters extended to several races and cultures. Blacks get so sensitive. Don Imus can call girls some “Nappy headed h***” but let Kevin Hart say it. We’ll be right there laughing our behinds off.

    The lyric Iggy said was cunning. I made sense considering the context. It reminded me of something Drake or Lil Wayne would say. This girl is definitely not racist, especially with the Hip Hop industry she is trying to enter. Leave her alone and let her shine.

    Sigh….

    Let me get back to my Business School Applications and my homework from a top 20 University so my tax dollars can continue to pay these food stamps for you silly naysayers.

  9. LindseyMari March 10, 2012

    LOL… it’s like their cross-promoting each other and don’t even realize it. Neither one of them has officially “made it” yet, so I don’t see what the feud is about. Just two crabs in a barrel trying to take each other down.

  10. nikoyuki March 10, 2012

    I want her to expound the line, damn . Because if I know the reason for it, I can move on. But she and T.I. miss A.Banks whole point.

  11. GiftedSince92 March 10, 2012

    @QUEENOFTHENAVY/MSBANKSHASMYHEART

    PRESSED sweetheart? =) Do you think I give a flying two f**** what you say about the artists I support?NO child. #HAVE A SEAT. —>

  12. wrong info.. March 10, 2012

    chick ate the verse tho no matter how you feel about that one line. I bet if she was black she wouldn’t be asking this question. plus their wasn’t only black slaves.

  13. De March 10, 2012

    i doubt she’s racist. but the line makes no sense, because she sucks at rapping.

  14. B0SS March 10, 2012

    Tip IS wack for that ish….

  15. KAT DELUNA FAN March 10, 2012

    mmmm 😕 it’s so lzme

  16. Bey Fan… March 10, 2012

    Cant take someone getting offended about a line about slavery, but using the word “N****” in every sentence. Im sorry…..

  17. Bey Fan… March 10, 2012

    And much like with Lil Kim, if you have something negative to say about everybody you come off as a hater…..even if you have a valid point, you still seem bitter…

  18. naïra March 10, 2012

    This is the worst site in the universe, each time i come here i leave confused….so they have Azealia Banks’ pic and put another b****’ s video…why didn,t u just put the white girl’s pic since she’s ur master…..black people stand up…they,re not promoting our artists on their sites i dont get it why blacks dont love themselves……

  19. ThatBoyLuke March 10, 2012

    Azalea is so f***** pressed it’s tragic, T.I wasn’t defending Iggy he TRIED and she stopped him and tried to keep it classy by saying get yours and i’ll get mine.
    And now she’s comming with this racist BS claims? That’s low… There are tons of NON black slaves and most people outside the US don’t have the same meaning for it as people in the US and besides that she works, hangs with and idolises black people.

  20. Texas Cowgirl March 10, 2012

    Iggy >>>> Banks

  21. ThatBoyLuke March 10, 2012

    P.S where were all these race police when Trina was going on about “White b******”??? Oh… No shade to Trina coz i know she wasn’t being racist but it just shows how one sided some people can be.

  22. Those That Cannot Do, Stan March 10, 2012

    Smh…you can already tell who’s career is going to be a mess. Going down that road Azelia? Not gonna work for you. 1. Youve got something to say about he XXL cover 2. You’ve got something to say about her music. 3. Youve got something to say and actually lash out at TI when all Iggy said was ‘I can’t take anything from you, you can’t take anything from me’ and for as tiny a fanbase as she has 4. You’ve got something to say about Kreashyn.

    You’re coming off looking like an angry hater. Several paragraphs looking childish…smh.

    I wish shed chill and focus on her music but it’s clear she’s going to be of those chicks taking her beef to Twitter and respondin to every comment while her music stays on the shelves. She’s already pissing off the potential fanbase she didn’t have.

  23. badgirl23 March 10, 2012

    Who are these ppl? This is the second video in the same day that I’ve seen of this girl and I’m still like wtf, she’s wack and it’s not that she’s white either, her flow is wack, I’ll take Nicki with her anime flow and antics any day over this chick.. NEXT!!!

  24. Ralphy J. March 10, 2012

    People love beef.

    Nicki/Kim thing seems to be done.

    Sigh.

    Can’t women build each other up?

    -FinallyBrave

  25. Justathought (Azealia Banks is coming…) March 10, 2012

    Smh people confuse me, Banks gave her opinion about what she felt about a line, gave her opinion about Iggy as an artist, and that makes her bitter or a hater. Meanwhile, people login to blog sites daily to give their opinion about another artists craft…but they don’t look at themselves as bitter or haters…O_o…Uhhhh yeaaaa

  26. Justathought (Azealia Banks is coming…) March 10, 2012

    And no I don’t think Iggy is racist at all. I mean come on she’s clearly dying to black…duh

  27. Ralphy J. March 10, 2012

    Just A Thought…that doesn’t mean she can’t pull the wool over people’s eyes.

    Don’t be fooled by a person’s appearance…watch her actions

  28. Some B**** March 10, 2012

    Gorilla Banks needs to have a seat already. Im already tired of this c***. And DEATH @ the people calling Iggy a racist. Lmao, like really? A rascist white rapper is like an anti-latino soccer player. She has stated 50 Cent and Tupac are her faves and idols. If you think shes rascist your just dumb

  29. why you mad? March 10, 2012

    Hell yeah its racist

  30. blue March 10, 2012

    im sorry are this two celebrities?

  31. Ralphy J. March 10, 2012

    Some B****…you make no sense.

    Because she’s dark-skinned…she’s a gorilla?

    And do you personally know Iggy’s intent behind that line?

    WOW WOW WOW.

    Like always, light skinned and long hair always wins.

  32. jill March 10, 2012

    Well if Iggy is racist so is lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj.
    Nicki running around calling black nappy headed h***, Lil Wayne don’t let me get started on him.

    Eminem said something like this too back when, he only got popular, other rappers say racist remarks. If she’s going to call out Iggy, do it with EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!

  33. Some B**** March 10, 2012

    @Ralphy J
    No I make perfect sense. Azeila looks like a gorilla IMO. Skin color has nothing to do with it. And what racist person would want to be a rapper since they were 14 when most black people are black?? And like I said, the two people she admires the most are black men. A black man signed her to his label. Shes in a group made up of black men. And you dont know the intent on that line either so how do you know it was meant to be rascist?

  34. Relevant vs. irrelevant March 10, 2012

    @some b****- you got no reason to be talking when your fave hangs around a girl who throws the n word around 24/7..

    Kreayflop will never blow up if you go on every blog site that has kreayshawn on there everybody that comments on there call her

    Irrelevant, one hit wonder, wigger, flop, wannabe,

    So yea and kreayshawn album will flop and she will get drop from her label

    S*** everybody on this site can’t stand your wigger as fave

  35. mobwife March 10, 2012

    This b**ch sound HORRIBLE! She has no flow or rhythm to her voice. She’s just whining.

    “Runaway slave master”? I’m tired of the Kreyshawn, V-Nasty now this stanking c*nt running off at the mouth! T.I. should have known better! THE F*CK? 0_O

    I agree with Azealia Banks!

  36. Nahjee March 10, 2012

    I like iggy she alright I just don’t see her ever being on nicki level tho

    Azealia Banks she speaks her mind she reminds me of kanye west!

    @somebitch – shut up look who you Stan for ain’t nobody checking on her wack ass music her album won’t probley even see the light of day lmao.

  37. why you mad? March 10, 2012

    @Jill Nicki and Wayne are black. Big difference.

  38. Tyler March 10, 2012

    Igggvexplained this already.

    She said that line was from a song Hendricks Lamar did and she was referencing it. She also statedvitcwas from when the British use to have slaves in the 1800s the used the Australians as slaves..

    She a runaway slave…. Stating she came to the u.s. pick up a book BLACK PPL. And by the way I’m black but blacks weren’t the only slaves we were just THE A LIST SLAVES meaning ppl knew more about blacks as slaves tan any other.

  39. shugga March 10, 2012

    In Australia Aborigines were used as slaves. AKA brown indigenous ppl, clearly she is not Aborigine, and she must be of British decent. you should read a book Tyler. really.

  40. Greg March 10, 2012

    No matter how valid Azealia’s points are, she sounds bitter as f***

    Honestly, I find these feuds stupid as hell, but I’m 100% team Banks

    Iggy can rap & she has swag but her hood voice sounds pathetic after seeing her speak like a little red riding hood Aussie school girl in interviews

    The world should have learned their lesson about letting these fake barbie b****** run s*** after Nicki Minaj crossed over this year from generic to atrocity

  41. BitchIcantevenspellwelfare March 11, 2012

    Whenever you Iggy Azalea apologists get through, the s*** she said was inappropriate, racist, and ridiculous. Deal. with. it.

    Moreover, her accent. The only way to cut it is she is attempting to appropriate a particular “sound” (I say “sound” to be generous) in order to be accepted. Iggy Azalea is from New South Wales Australia. Let me say this again, she is from New South Australia.

    What Australian do YOU know that sounds like THAT? I’ll wait….

    I am SO glad that Azealia called her out.

    Since when has mimicry been translated into “talent?” I can answer this question if you would like.

    Some Kool-Aid is NOT worth drinking.

    *bumps Azealia Banks’ ‘212’ *

    Continue to

  42. BitchIcantevenspellwelfare March 11, 2012

    @TYLER, “blacks weren’t the only slaves we were just THE A LIST SLAVES.”

    Wow. A-List Slaves.

    I give up. I surrender. I quit.

    Future parents, PLEASE ensure that your children receive adequate education so they will NEVER utter such foolishness and ridiculousness as what has been uttered by Tyler.

    In Jesus’ name I pray….

  43. Tbozfan10 March 11, 2012

    I can’t even touch on this topic. Ive seen so many posts I wanted so badly to respond to but there are so many f***** up and delusional rantings on this post I don’t even know where to begin!! And Trina never said anything about “white b******” you dumbass. She had a song called “white girl” and it was actually using it as a nice term.

  44. Tbozfan10 March 11, 2012

    And at the poster called “remey”, I can bet money that you’re white. Doesn’t matter but you began you’re post saying, “im black too but..” Then the rant you went on sounds just like something rush limbaugh would say.

  45. C*** March 11, 2012

    2 irrelevant c****. NEXT!

  46. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) March 11, 2012

    I’m team Iggy!! Azelia Banks is so bitchy and pretentious. I agree that “runaway slave master” was a stupid lyric, but it’s not necessarily an offensive one. Iggy is from Australia, so she might be referencing something that went on in Australia. After World War 2, a lot of Europeans immigrated to Australia, so it doesn’t have to be about race. Maybe I’m wrong, though.

  47. jay March 11, 2012

    i don’t care because i don’t listen to her music or i won’t be buying her singles or album

  48. LTM March 11, 2012

    @NahJee
    How does it feel living in Kreayshawn’s v*****? Every post about Kreayshawn by a urban blog has your ass hating in the comment section under the same name. You are so beyond pressed sweetheart, you need a hobby.

    @Relevant vs. irrelevant
    What does V-Nasty using the N word have anything to do with @SomeBitche’s comments? #invalidpoint People talk s*** about Kreayshawn on blog sites #invaildpoint. Majority of those blogs have black audiences and majority of Kreayshawns fans are white (see footage from her mini tour). Those people hating arent her targeted audience so theyre opinion is irrelevant. And Kreayshawn has already blown up bigger than AB sweety, call me when AB is getting attention from Mtv, VMA nominated, cover of Complex Magazine, in GQ Magazine, and has a song chart on the Hot 100 with no hype, no promo, and now help from a label
    #teamKreayshawn

  49. jill March 11, 2012

    @WHY YOU MAD?

    Not a big difference…. Just because some is black does not give them the right to call another black a N—-? That’s ignorant!!!!!

    Blacks weren’t the first slaves….. Slavery was going on since the beginning. Everyone Needs a history lesson.

    I’m tired of this chick Banks trying to pull a KANYE…..Let your music speak for itself.

    Lil Wayne= Ignorant/self hatred
    Nicki Minaj= Double Ignorant with 10 minutes left./ self-hatred bleaching skin wearing blue contacts….Trying to be white…

  50. Dejahnay March 11, 2012

    Never heard of none these ladies until I saw that picture of the black girl somewhere and it caught my eye.. She’s so cute in that pic drinking a forty lol . I’m confused if they don’t like each other why do they have similar names? Were they a girl band or something prior to?

  51. POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) March 11, 2012

    i heared about those c**** today an lemme tell you :

    For me, artistically , i’m leaning towards ” banks” , but in this whole situation , i’m with Iggy !!

    when black people stop calling each other ” n****” , “nappy headed b****” , etc… , then they can address racism , till then ..

    iggy’s situation is no wrong. she can’t be racist when she is aspiring to be a rapper , that’s a black ppl’s thing ! like c’mon !

    azelia is being a b**** and wanna grab the spotlight on her face by making her self “defending” black ppl when in reality , there is nothing calls for that , in reality , she’s just pissed off cuz no one paid attention to her.

    she know when black ppl find a black girl attacking a white girl , and throw the ” racist” card , ms. banks know she will win effortlessly. and this will make her on the tongues of many. and this will be free promo for her , equivalent to if she was on the cover of vogue for example. #smart gurl
    but black ppl need to stop playing with that card, you make yourself look dumb.

    AB is an attention seeker and plays with the “racism” card , this card is in every black person’s smallest pocket ! when in situation when you need attention , get it out !!! #Tip

    Pu$$y Pu$$y Pu$$y !!! 😆

  52. boogie March 11, 2012

    I love ms .bank …she ain’t coming at iggy no more she coming at a don! ….. reload on that n**** ms banks

  53. Yuh March 11, 2012

    Some of you are missing the point. This was never about Banks feeling that she was duped out of being put on the freshmen list which was a crappy list btw. This is about Iggy using a racist line in her song and then being pushed out to a certain audience where that line can be directed towards. You’re a slave master??? Really??? And y’all don’t see the problem with it??? Oh. Let’s also ignore the fact that Iggy is fawking GARBAGE too huh? Oh ok. T.I. Had no place or business commenting on a spat between two women. It was corny of him. They can handle it on their own.

  54. kweli69j March 11, 2012

    morto for that Iggy Azalea girl….that song is so bad…

  55. Black Madonna March 11, 2012

    LUV ME SOME IGGY. A BANKS IS A NEGATIVE PERSON, I DONT LIKE PEOPLE LIKE HER… IF U DONT LIKE WHAT SOMEBODY RAPS IN A SONG THEN DONT LISTEN TO IT, WHY COMPLAIN ABOUT IT? DO YOU

  56. WTF? March 11, 2012

    i love iggy …she’s gonna be big

  57. perhaps March 11, 2012

    Maybe bcuz I like her It doesn’t bother me…I dont see her as being racist she does not come across that way at all.

  58. LAX March 11, 2012

    She just a fat w****….who need attention

  59. Tbozfan10 March 11, 2012

    I still would like to hear Iggy address this line. You guys keep saying “well Iggy is from Australia” but she made the song in America so what’s your point?

  60. TryAgain March 12, 2012

    “However, BLACKS were not the only slaves! Gosh…. The concept of slavery and masters extended to several races and cultures.”

    And Jews weren’t the only ones killed in the Holocaust, you dumb b******. That still doesn’t discount that they were the most heavily persecuted and disenfranchised victims of that ‘movement’, just as blacks were with slavery in America.

    Good luck getting into anyone’s “top 20 business university” if you try to discredit Holocaust victims and Jews using that logic, but I’m sure you won’t even try. It’s only cool to minimalize black suffering. Right?

  61. Truth.com March 12, 2012

    I can always count on these blogs to show just how pathetic we can be as a people. You’re so sure Iggy is not racist how? LOL. Oh I forgot because she hangs around black people and has “black girl swag”. Lol.

    I don’t know how anyone can even try to explain that slavemaster lyric. So instead you just say oh well Africans enslaved other Africans. Idiots. So I imagine you Africans ran all those plantations all up and through places like VA, NC,SC.
    What is wrong with some of y’all? I guess black folks instituted Jim Crow or burned down Black Wall Street or chased blacks off their own land. Land many of us have lost forever.

    The next generation of black folks will probably be saying slavery never happened. We have become a bunch of pathetic weaklings who can’t take a stance on jack and we remain the laughing stock of the world.

    Oh how the mighty have fallen.

  62. TheOuyonB March 12, 2012

    Honestly, Azealia Banks is going the WRONG route with all this extra. She doesn’t even have an album out, yet she is salt lake city because Iggy made the cover of XXL. It’s all politics. Banks is gonna end up in the same boat as Lil Kim. Jealousy and envy will not sell her album or even guarantee her a release at all. She is a non factor in U.S. music, so she should be focused on making music that does something for the people and stopped trying to beef with other artists. I’m not taking sides, as Im not a fan of either, but this little girl hasn’t been rapping long enough to have an opinion about anybody else in the game.

  63. jhon gerardo March 12, 2012

    si bebecita

  64. Boogie March 12, 2012

    Iggy is a copycat, a fraud, a wannabe. this aint the real her. she is some random white girl from Australia, who mimicks black artists sound and style and now all of a sudden she’s hip hop? Her producer writes her rhymes. are you fools serious? like i said FRAUD. I laugh at all you dumb black folks that wanna cosign on this FRAUD. smh

  65. dayglowjoe May 19, 2014

    yes of course it’s racist, and iggy is racist too. what the hell kind of apologist website is this? such shitty politics….

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