Azealia Banks Weighs In On Iggy Azalea

Published: Tuesday 28th Feb 2012 by David

Azealia Banks has never been one to mince her words.

Indeed, and perhaps even to her detriment, her outspoken nature has made the one  to watch when it comes to airing out thoughts on anything related to her genre, or rivals.

Today, following an attack on Kreayshawn, she has weighed in on fellow newbie Iggy Azalea.

Find out why below…

Today, XXL Mag released their XXL Freshman 2012 list, listing the Hip Hop acts they feel are set to blow this year.

On that list was none other ‘My World‘ maestra Iggy Azalea, the only female Rapper to make this year’s cut.

So, in response to Azalea’s inclusion and her own exclusion from the list, Miss Banks weighed in on the Rapper via Twitter, with:

Iggy Azalea on the XXL freshman list is all wrong.

How can you endorse a white woman who called herself a runaway slave master.

I’m not anti white girl, but I’m also not here for any1 outside of my culture trying to trivialize very serious aspects of it.

To which Iggy responded:

Don’t bother including my @ name in any of ur salty thoughts either cause… I’m #blockinthat*ss today!!!!

Here’s the thing:

While we understand Azealia’s frustration, neither of them should have made the list.

Because, as of yet, not one Femcee to have come from the Minaj Revival has proved that she is anything but a ‘flavor of the month’. Hot today, but forgotten tomorrow.

Either way, major congratulations to Iggy and the ‘Azaleans’!

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  1. Bey Fan February 28, 2012

    like seriously?? Who gives f**k….

    Come out with a good record…and then talk ish

  2. BOOKED February 28, 2012

    Somebody explain Iggy’s line cause I dont wanna support something i dont know nothing about

  3. Nika February 28, 2012


  4. Sleazy February 28, 2012

    I agree with TGJ not one Fmcee has proven to have Nicki success And I’m talking bout the Newbies as Nicki is still new But has done so many thing O_o its kinda weird

  5. Kim career DEAD ghostbuster February 28, 2012

    LMAO…Iggy ain’t got time for Azealia’s ugly negative ass and her BS.

  6. RHI RHI IS QUEEN February 28, 2012


  7. nikoyuki February 28, 2012

    if it’s true that she calls herself that ima have to stop rocking with her. and i dont understand why ppl get so mad when someone answer a ? truthfully . would you rather for them to lie. we need more truthful ppl in hiphop, like her , DMX and others, someone has to tell these fools when they are out of line. still love banks she is doing her thing and begin truthful.

  8. Kia February 28, 2012

    @SLEAZY That’s because they not selling out and doing POP music.

  9. :l February 28, 2012

    KIA you are one track minded as usual,didn’t expect anything less from you.

  10. Kingphoenix February 28, 2012

    Azealia Banks has the full package: acting, rapping, and singing! And she sings way better than Nicki! Her lyrics are crazy good too…She just needs to stop all that beefing s***, but i understand where she is coming from with Iggy Azelea who is poised to be the femaile equivalent to Eminem? Which is completely false because she doest not rap, she talks! She has a cute tumblr aesthetic and thats why ppl are so on her ish. I dont expect much from her other than a hit single or two, then fading into obscurity. And how the hell T.I. going to develop somebody when he needs to get back on track his damn self? I know Azealia Banks can back all the s*** she talks, but i wanna see if she can actually do it…right now she is the only girl to me that snatch Nicki’s crown as the “best femcee” but will she do it? I need answers!lol

  11. nikoyuki February 28, 2012

    @KINGPHOENIX i agree with you a 100% , when i first heard Banks i was like i have to know more about her, she’s a real artist. who isnt piggybacking off her boyfriend or the fact that she is white for fame. iggy is like honey cocaine , the ppl on tumblr go crazy for them but the dont really stand out the way Banks does. i mean Banks already has a worldwide following with out a album.

  12. Sleazy February 28, 2012

    @Kia Pink Friday was a success without The PoP Only song close to Pop was “Super Bass” but it was hip hop to. I love the fact that she Could pull it off so good But “starships” is a bit toOoooooooo Pop dance I love the song Just dissapointed! Just cus Nicki is clever Doesn’t mean she selling out Starships is the only pop single we heard outta of the songs she released so far so I don’t see her selling out

  13. Tbozfan10 February 28, 2012

    THG doesn’t make any sense with the last paragraph. The reason it is called the freshman list Is because they put on people who came out this year who they predict will continue on to rise next year. Part of being a freshman is that you haven’t had more than “15 minutes of fame.” How could you?! You just came out this year! Thus the name “freshmen list.”

    As for the topic of this article, did that chick really call herself the “runaway slave master?” I wanna know before I go off on this chick.

  14. Those That Cannot Do, Stan February 28, 2012

    Rolls eyes TGJ is holding my comment, anyway Iggy’s mention of being a runaway slave master is on her D.R.U.G.S song, you can look up the lyrics and meaning on Rap Genius.

  15. XOXO February 28, 2012

    Azalea banks is just trying to get publicity.

    Iggy Azalea is better.

  16. JER February 28, 2012

    SRS Who the f*** are these people?

  17. JAKE February 28, 2012

    Oh Azealia……. PLEASE!!!!!!!

    SHUT THE F*** UP!!!!!!!

    When iggy said “RUNAWAY SLAVE” – she didn’t mean “BLACK PEOPLE”!!!!!!!

    She wa talking about being Australian. The British used Australia as a haven for banished convicts and slaves back in the 1800’s……. There were lots of Australian slaves – WHITE Australian slaves at one point!!! That is the reason why most australians, White Australians are mixed with Inuit and aboriginal ancstry!!!Slavery isn’t just AMERICAN HISTORY!!!!!!!

  18. nikoyuki February 28, 2012

    @XOXO iggy is okay. Banks flow and lyrics are better. plus it hard to understand iggy with the way that she raps. Banks is worldwide sorry

  19. Those That Cannot Do, Stan February 28, 2012

    As for Azelia if it’s between her and Iggy I’m choosing Iggy, Iggy has a great flow and I love her attitude. I’m keeping an open mind about Azelia Banks but to tell the truth she’s racking up a little too much beef before she releases an album for mento like her. Everyone talks a little s*** in raps but when you’re outright naming names and slamming folks in interviews…you will not last long.

  20. gistre1097 February 28, 2012

    Why does Azeala fell like she’s entitled to anything? Girl sit and stop washing your face with vasline cuz that shat stay greasy!

  21. ROMANHOLIDAY February 28, 2012

    This Azeila b**** is a mess she is not in a war of words with Necole Bitchie she is very racist and im a black man she tweeting white b**** this white b**** that but she gone need the same white b****** to buy her album she is tired already and is nothing more than an attention seeking matted wig wearing b**** with the gift to rhyme words

  22. TWITTER.COM/SEAN_IS_ROYALTY February 28, 2012


    Azealia banks >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> iggy WANNABE BLACK ASS

  23. ROMANHOLIDAY February 28, 2012

    Banks is worldwide and i never heard of her until tgj

  24. QueenSize February 28, 2012

    @jake. You’re a joke.?i just wanted you to know that. Secondly. Iggy didn’t deny what she said or the meaning behind it she just said she’s blocking Banks. Now she has a real problem. My warning to TI: C your way out of this AB conversation or you won’t have a second season of Family Hustle or album sales. Iggy…. I can’t and I won’t f*** with you. Case closed.

  25. Justathought (Azealia Banks…) February 28, 2012

    I feel where Banks is coming from. And I actually like Iggy BUT she’s not f*ckin with Banks. She’s speaking honestly and I can respect that, I can’t stand a sugar coated answer. Kanye said it best Banks is the future, and I haven’t honestly been this hyped about a female rapper since Eve. Banks has a bigger impact worldwide than Iggy already. But I hope both can succeed cause lord we need it.

  26. BLACK MADONNA February 28, 2012

    Iggy got Tranny Banks beat by a long shot… On every level. #TeamIggy

  27. why you mad? February 28, 2012

    I’m sorry but TGJ this has NOTHING to do with Nicki Minaj! Did you all actually listen to the song?! It’s very disrespectful and distasteful for a white person to ever go around claiming to be a slave master, especially here in the United States. I myself have never heard any of Azealia’s music however I definitely feel her frustration as to why Iggy’s opening verse to the song is deemed acceptable. Like I think we’re starting to let too much s*** pass. #realtalk.

  28. why you mad? February 28, 2012

    BTW it would have been good journalism to provide a link to Iggy’s video to reference what Banks was talking about.

  29. JUSTbeinHONEST February 29, 2012

    see i like iggy but if she really calls herself that ill forget who she is in a sec

  30. Jordan_AOS March 9, 2012

    Dont know why theres an issue here at all, this is why theres not many females rappers in the game because females egos take over and they just want to be the only female in the game when it shouldnt be like that – there both unique and great lyrically so whats the issue? – fair enough iggy said something that maybe offensive to people but its hip hop get use to it.

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