It’s safe to say it’s been a rough week for Interscope‘s Azealia Banks, following spats with Perez Hilton and the allegedly racist MC Angel Haze.
However, in what should brighten her mood, Rap icon Nas has declared his love for her material released by both she and ‘Catch Me‘ Rapper Nicki Minaj.
His words below…
On Female Rappers, he told Huck Magazine:
“I like Azealia Banks, I like Nicki [Minaj]. Those are the girls that are currently in the game.
It is women’s time but women are under the illusion that they’re being blocked, so women have to stop playing man’s game when it comes to the artistic sh-t. They have to just go and do it. Stop worrying about where you fit in. Just go and do it.”
Then on Hip Hop’s reaction to Frank Ocean‘s sexuality baring letter:
“I think hip hop artists realize that there are a lot of things against us and showing some kind of brotherhood is very positive. It’s good to see.”
However, it was thoughts on Hip Hop icons of yesteryear that hit home the hardest. He shared:
“KRS-One said years ago, “Here’s where the problem starts, no heart. Because of that a lot of groups fell apart.” [...] The ones that came up and were just so talented that you didn’t understand what happened to them – a lot of them just didn’t have any heart. [They] wind up on drugs, or become bitter and just talk about people all day. They had no heart. And they make excuses for it.”