In a sect where even the strongest of competitors are fueled by a ‘male presence’, it’s no wonder Azealia Banks has struggled to find secure footing in Female Rap.
Lacking a Lil Wayne or Biggie Smalls to fight her corner when the need arises, it seems taking aim at the 21 year old Femcee has become all too easy for Rap regulars in need of publicity without the repercussions.
So now, in response to the barrage of attacks she has faced from the aforementioned has beens, Ms. Banks has taken to VIBE to air out her grievances, taking aim at burger flipping chart evader Lil Kim.
Her scorching remarks below…
Speaking on her feud with Grand Hustle’s T.I.:
It’s like, “Listen, T.I., if I was a f*cking boy you wouldn’t say anything to me.” But when I’m a girl and I say something back, the media wants to turn it into all these different things. Rappers beef all the time. I said what I said about [Iggy Azalea] and kept it moving.
Then a month later you said what you said. And it keeps coming up. Leave it alone. I didn’t say she couldn’t rap. I said something very real. Out of everything, she had to [call herself] “a runaway slave master”? C’mon, that’s not swag. That’s not fly sh*t.
And that’s all it was. For T.I. to drag me through the dirt… It’s silly.
In Europe they leave it alone and keep playing my songs on the radio and I keep getting booked for fashion shows because they’re about the art.
All I’m doing is making myself look bad by getting engaged with y’all because no one in Europe gives a fuck about y’all. All I’m doing is giving y’all n*ggas exposure.
Then, on Kim:
Yo, listen, this black cloud you got over you—don’t try to push that over me.
You can keep that, because as soon as I released “Jumanji” is as soon everybody forgot about you.
I have my hand on the dial; I can control how hot and cold you are right now. So I’m not even going to give it to you. I tried to make a legitimate track with you, tried to collaborate. I was bigging her up and she keeps throwing it back in my face. I tried.