Iggy Azalea Tells Azealia Banks: “You Can’t Take What’s Meant For Me”

Published: Saturday 10th Mar 2012 by David

If the ‘war’ between Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim was starting to bore you, fear not!

Because, in what only serves as proof of female Rap’s slow but steady reemergence, the ”feud’ between Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks reached all new heights hours ago, after the ‘My World’ star took to DJ Drama‘s radio show to discuss their recent war of words.

Full story below…

Joined by Grand Hustle boss T.I, Azalea said of Azealia:

This is my day and it’s my achievement. You have to work to have your own achievements, with all due respect.

Instead of worrying about who else is on there (XXL’S 2012 Freshman Cover), you should just be happy that I’m on there as a woman for women, and if you want to have your own achievement, work and have your own achievement. I can’t take what’s meant for you and you can’t take what’s meant for me.

To which T.I. ‘articulated’:

Strategically if she really cares about a freshmen cover maybe she could hope that she’ll suck enough to get shelved and then next year when the freshmen cover comes back around, maybe she’ll still be a freshman.

If you spend half of your day getting money and the other half of your day counting money, you ain’t got no time in your day to worry about nobody else.

To be honest, TI does have a point. What does it matter if Iggy made the cover and Banks didn’t?

After all, it isn’t magazine covers we remember when think of great artists, but the art they give their fans. Art which, we’re pleased to say, both ladies serve in abundance.

Here’s to the squashing of this petty beef and successful careers to the both of them.

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  1. QueenOfTheNavy March 10, 2012

    azealia should slap the hell out of this b**** for that.
    you feeling big about a cover when we all know easy it would have been to give XXL acall and give them a friendly ‘suggestion’.
    as the article said, magazine covers aint s***, Beyonce had plenty in her 4 era and where did it get her.
    all i know is that azealia is the better artist all round and if she wants to succeed she needs to start playing nice to whoever she can, cos right now she’s looking like the underdog and she worked TOO damn hard to let this glorified w**** turn her nose up at her.

  2. Az Az Az March 10, 2012

    who is this pyscho b**** in front of me calling anyone a glorified w**** when rihannas legs stay seperated like her knees just filed for divorce.

    sweetheart, azealia is a hater and she needs to own it, own that your a hater. you hated on nicki, then krayola and now my queen and for that YOU WILL SURELY PAY.

    consider yourself the object of shady desires.

  3. QueenOfTheNavy March 10, 2012

    hmmmmmmmm, you know what tastes like:


    And that is what your stinkin fave is, TI is as dumb as box of rocks and signed her because of hype alone. Rihanna is an artiste! this Iggy chick is a glorified Tupac fan who nobody cared about UNTIL kreayshawn was signed.
    Everyone iggy doesnt even write her own bars.

  4. KAT DELUNA FAN March 10, 2012

    It’s all made up to launch both careers.They aint fooling no one anymore

    **Everybody knows that goat has no fans,cause her supporters have always been beyonce’s haters in disguise***

  5. QueenOfTheNavy March 10, 2012

    kat, do i have to drag you in this post to.
    Im going to warn you once, keep Rihanna’s name out of your furry mouth and we wont have any problems. B****.

  6. KAT DELUNA FAN March 10, 2012

    Go ahead ….bum goat

  7. BAA March 10, 2012

    @Queen of Navy…..Ill tell u where it got Beyonce. It got her a Number One Album, something Rihanna H** Ass have never seen and a Platnuim album, which TTT is Flopping and probably will take a year to reach 1million. U dumbass C***, keep Beyonce name out ur mouth, if u dont know facts C***!

  8. nikoyuki March 10, 2012

    Iggy ana T.I. are stuck on A.Banks while she is making moves. Good fir Iiggy begin the first female in the cover if xxl freshman list but the list was garbage anyways. A.Banks is over this s*** before it started, she said what was on her mind and moved on. She’s at fashion week in Europe with the treats. Get over it piggy and it, trying to start something out if nothing.

  9. MISHKA March 10, 2012

    Actually the beef will bring free publicity to both femcees. Everybody wins.

  10. kingphoenix9 March 10, 2012

    T.I. please..you trying to promote other rappers when your career is in the damn dumps…Azealia can’t take s*** that Iggy Wannabe don’t have. I can’t with this b*******.

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

    T.I just shitted on Manzealia lmao!!! He spoke the truth, if she had s*** to do she wouldnt be so pressed over Iggy making the cover. Being in Europe for fashion week has nothing to do with making a career in hip-hop.

    and LMAO!!! @ QueenoftheNavy calling Iggy a w**** when Rihanna spreds them wide 24/7. Rihanna doesnt write or produce her own music, she probably doesnt even pick her own songs, so how the hell is she an artist? I cant.

  12. PYTFROMAL March 10, 2012

    Its just a cover. I really don’t see the big deal. What’s all of this nonsense? We will just have to see who comes out on top when the albums are released. Let the music do the talking.

    And how does everyone who isn’t Rihanna know who’s been between her legs? Wow.

  13. Lax March 10, 2012

    This sound like it just got real, and as always i smile as i see
    RIHANNA’S name just like clock work.
    @az az If RIHANNA keeps her legs gapped from sun up to sun
    down tell me just what in the hell you are going to do about it?
    It’s her leggs and her ass okay.

  14. Lax March 10, 2012

    Keep thinking that just because i don’t type and spell good english
    just chalk it up to being ten years old and you know RIHANNA only have
    silly kids following her, Right? Yeah Right in your dreams…

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

    As far as I know Banks only mentioned this topic once…they are the ones that are coming off pressed now. Banks= NO XXL cover and she’s selling out shows overseas , Iggy= XXL cover and…well… Not really too sure lol. All in all I do like both but Banks is def better.


    who are these people….?

    damn I need to start paying attention around here…


    when did post become rihanna is a w**** post?

    i thought this post had to do with 2 rappper that I never heard of beefing…

    so now every post we goiing to bring u rihannna is a w****, dead?

    so u bitter bishes cannot get that that “W****” out of yall heads…

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

    @Rated X
    It became a “Rihanna is a w**** post” when a Rihanna fan called Iggy a w****. Rihanna fans started it, not everyone else.

  19. Christina March 10, 2012

    How can ‘so called’ beefing become relevant if the two artists are practically uknown. People really don’t care. Theres no point in these two beefing, who gives a damn? Its not doing anything for their careers because lets face it, who cares?
    Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim are very different. These are two artists which have sold records worldwide. This is sooo irrelevant.

  20. Angel987 (BEYONCÉ STAN) March 10, 2012

    What Iggy & T.I. are saying is right but Azealia Banks is still the better artist in my opinion.

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

    Nobody who’s a fan of Rihanna should be calling anyone a w****. PERIOD. that’s the height of hypocrisy. If you don’t want people talking s*** abo your fave then you need to be careful what you say about other ‘artistes’. Eye roll. Cause I know Rihanna fans should be tired of RiRi being called a w****/s*** by every other group in every other post.

    As for Iggy…honestly this was gonna happen as soon as Azelia opened her mouth. It seems like Banks think she’s made s***. I can understand her fans repping her by but selling overseas…most US acts go overseas when they can no longer make it here. Remember how Mya did it for a few years?

    Banks still has to make it here just like Iggy, they both deserve a chance and should hit it. But when Azelia made that comment about Iggy it was gonna come back around and be commented on. At the end of the day s*** talking don’t matter, money does. Banks shouldn’t get cocky. Work hard, push hard, focus on YOURSELF and make your money. Female rap rivalries usually end with one side losing badly, Azelia shod t set herself up for that.

  22. nikoyuki March 10, 2012

    A.Bank has yet to say anything about iggy she’s doing her. Making music for her album and living life. Ti and his girl are trying to make something out of nothing. Banks ain’t worried about her anymore. She’s getting love all across the board. So is iggy, but only time will time who makes it far and who falls

  23. GiftedSince92 March 10, 2012

    Real talk, goes to show that muthafuckas who should be handling their own s*** worry about other artists who are on the sam field as them. I’m glad Iggy called her out because theres no need to bash and b**** and moan about someone being on a f****** magazine cover. And Iggy is not really entertaining this beef because it’s just the fact of the matter is the music is all it matters. I checked out Azealia Banks and I wll give credit that she can flow and her bars are dope but Iggy to me has something more to offer. Both of them have room to make a name for themselves as established rappers however, lets hope this s*** is squashed and be done with because I know Iggy is gonna f****** slay the rap game. And I’m sure Banks will too.

  24. $$$$$$ (Dollar$ign$kills) March 10, 2012

    I love Azeila Banks, shes refreshing, but Ima have to side with Iggy on this. Azeila had no reason to hate on Iggy making the XXL mag cover.

  25. Black Madonna March 10, 2012

    LUV ME SOME IGGY!!! #TeamIggy

  26. QueenSize March 10, 2012

    I’m didn’t even watch the video. I just need to know one thing. What was the purpose of her calling herself a runaway slave master? If that wasn’t addressed there’s no point of addressing anything else. Banks’ tweet was VALID. TI I told you to keep your little ass out of ths situation or else your ignorant ass won’t have a season 2 on vh1. You will lose your fan base homeboy.

  27. Nu Nu March 10, 2012

    @queensize, I agree entirely. Ti and Iggy still have not explained why she had proclaimed herself the runaway slave master and so Banks tweets (of 5 months ago) ARE valid. smdh. until they address that, i dont think anyone who doesn’t support slavery should follow this iggy chick.

  28. commanderofthedancefloor March 10, 2012


    OK rihannas a w**** but so is beyonce, gaga, katy perry, nicki minaj, and every other female in music with a few exceptions!!!!

    bey spreads them legs like riri and gaga is nude for almost every video!!!! rihanna sings about s** (s&m) bey sings about s** (video phone) gaga sings about s** (heavy metal lover)!! so everyones point is????

    just remember nobody should be calling any other artis a w**** because then your fav is a w**** by your own standards!!
    even though music in no way is an acurate portrayal of the artist!!

  29. gaaglooo! March 10, 2012

    Some B****
    March 10, 2012 at 2:22 pm
    T.I just shitted on Manzealia lmao!!! He spoke the truth, if she had s*** to do she wouldnt be so pressed over Iggy making the cover. Being in Europe for fashion week has nothing to do with making a career in hip-hop.

    and LMAO!!! @ QueenoftheNavy calling Iggy a w**** when Rihanna spreds them wide 24/7. Rihanna doesnt write or produce her own music, she probably doesnt even pick her own songs, so how the hell is she an artist? I cant.

    _AMEEEN!!! Rihanna’s stans should be last who call somebody else a “W****”, that’s just very hypocritical and biased!

    Btw, I respect Banks’s talent, but Iggy is my b****!

  30. CHARLIE_SHEEN March 10, 2012

    C’mon son! Yall really defending this character ( casper the friendly ghost) Trash over substance anyday. Its sad that most of yall is brainwashed and equipt to play the bandwagon role.

  31. HeavyHeavy March 10, 2012

    Aint they BOTH signed to interscope – if thats right then all this s*** is fake and for publicity and hype. What label would invest money in two artists to make one flop in favour of the other.

  32. ThatBoyLuke March 10, 2012

    If anything it was T.I going in, Iggy pulled him back and just said that she’s gonna get her own achievements and other b****** can get there’s which is right.

    I’m laughing at Chip diddy chip though, How the f*ck did he get signed in America he’s such a flop here and there he is lying about being a platinum artist here with all these No1’s… he got ONE no1 which was only big because of the girl, he hasn’t had a hit without a featured artist in his whole career and his last album bombed.

  33. Os March 10, 2012

    sh-t the naysayers bandwagonist have finally found something else to satisfy there hunger here we go again…anyways this is politics they both is coming out with there albums so they have to star some fak sh-t seen this a million time they are doing them good for them get a that bread.

  34. Ralphy J. March 10, 2012

    Have we heard any good music from EITHER of them?

    Can they shut the hell up and just collab?

    My bad, I forgot controversy = album sales


  35. L3M0NH3AD March 10, 2012

    1. TGJ get your facts straight. Azealia Banks is signed to UNIVERSAL MUSIC. Iggy Azalea is signed to Interscope/Grand Hustle.

    2. T.i. shouldn’t/didn’t have to say anything cuz Iggy squashed it right there and then and he resurrected it within seconds…. Iggy already said she was not entertaining her shade the day Banks made the statement about her.

    3.runaway slave…. master. shittin on the past gotta spit it like a pastor… <<<< wordplay. intelligent wordplay at that. someone wants to break boundaries and establish the fact that rap music is not entitled to a race [and neither is any other genre] and getting s*** from a cocky, loud-mouthed hoodrat who raps over alternative dance beats?? no #dragged

    4.regardless the xxl cover is for HIP-HOP/RAP artists and Banks wasn't even on that list from the start WHY?? because she doesn't even classify as a HIP-HOP/RAP artists because her music varies across genres. so she has no point #done

  36. mobwife March 10, 2012

    Please beeoch sucking T.I. under the table does not make you an acommplished anything but a nasty wh*re! T.I. really?

    This chick is the talk of hip hop? Really? Lies, damn lies and D Drama…lol

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  38. LAX March 11, 2012

    Iggy Azalea>>>>>>>Azealia Banks

    The h** mad cause no one paying her no attention

    Miss.Banks take a seat H**

  39. TheOuyonB March 12, 2012

    This “beef” will not help either party. Neither of them are on the HOT 100, so what does it matter. Azaelia Banks is just salty because she doesn’t have anybody with status co-signing for her. In any industry, it’s all about who you know.. Not who you decide to talk about. It’s just amazing that Banks has so much to say about other females who are getting money, without having to pour salt on anybody else’s hustle. She needs to focus on developing as an artist and get her hair and wardrobe together before she ask for attention. Besides, lyrically, neither of the two ladies are that great and will never even reach the success of Nicki, even.

  40. Nasir98 March 16, 2012

    its funny cuz all the people hating on Iggy Azalea have no clue who she is, never heard her mixtape which is just as good lyrically as Azalea Banks but faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrr superior in potential commercial sales

    i got love for Azalea banks but how u gon be mad at the next girl cuz she got voted into the freshman 10? u mad cuz T.I. who already found a few pretty damn good artists (ahem ever heard of B.O.B.) found HER and not you, for all you idiots who think she the flavor of the month try downloading her mixtape first

    bunch of sour hatin ass idiots who dont even kno why they hatin

  41. realtalk March 28, 2012


  42. Brittany March 30, 2012

    If it weren’t for kid fury I wouldn’t know who the banks chick is. Iggy is way better. The other chicks raps are just gibberish. She’s just hating because Iggy is better. Banks needs tu spend less time hating and more time investing in Indian Remy weaves

  43. TheFemale-Yeezy March 30, 2012

    Their both irrelevant and they’ll be lucky if their so called careers even last a year. Its an xxl cover nothing to brag/get mad about, all they want is attention, A XXL magazine cover wont make or break a career, that thing isnt even worth the paper its printed on. Plus TI shouldn’t even be talking, his career is in the toilet and everyone’s tired of him, he should’ve just stayed in jail.

  44. dont worry about it September 25, 2012

    Azaliea or whatever is not a rapper. Lol that weird as sticks and stones banging together wanna be techno s*** is not music. I have to mute her music just to watch that 1991 video (which with all due respect, is dope) but wtf is up with her music?? YEAH, Iggy is 100 times better than Azealia. And theyre two diff types of artists. Azealia types like a 5 year old on twitter anyway and always tries to start “beef” with people on there. She’s not mature for this game so she needs to back up and try again later. She’s got the quality, just not the attitude & her music is straight up trash on trash on trash. XO

  45. S October 8, 2012

    STRAIGHT UP Iggy can’t rap for S*** her fake accent is crazy wack and CRINGE to listen too, she seems nice enough but straight up how can ANYONE listen to a single one of her tracks with that fake crunk accent?? It sounds WACK AS F***! She has no chance at longevity in the rap game, the minute she drops she’s gunna do some wack commercial rubbish like nickis roman s*** and everyone’s gunna put the b**** on mute. She all hype and no talent, she’s got the looks but NOT the vocals! It’s easier to listen to kreashawn and that b**** is just an embarrassment to the music industry..

    Azealia Banks is by faaaar the superior rapper, her flow is ridiculously good. Azealia is one of the best female rappers to ever get attention and has the talent and skill to have a long career, she is not just hype. She is about REAL music. They are not in the same league or genre.

    BUT if Azealia banks wanna diss out iggy then she needs better beats and catchy hooks cos her EP hooks SUCK! 90s s*** cool but if you wanna compete with iggy make some radio s*** cos iggy will eat you on that (and you s*** on her with lyrical talent). PLUS azealia needs to SHUT the fuckup with her cocky twitter beef cos she’s loosing some serious fans and getting a s***** rep and she aint even made a name for yourself yet.Universal should pull that b**** into line before she fucksup her career before its begun. If azealia makes some simpler, catchy commercial music and starts cleaning her bitchy, cocky attitude up then she’ll kill iggy in record sales.

    And for the record Iggy IS NOT racist she just can’t rap for s*** and ppl got confused on her lyrics. she knows she cant rap good that’s why she’s insecure and puts on such a hard front, deep down she knows azealia banks will murder her bizness and she just hiding behind TI.. (who is looking real f****** tragic for signing iggy in the first place)

  46. Trey October 8, 2012

    Wtf is TI up to signing this WACK ASS iggy b****? Just goes to show he’s all about the money. Iggy will make him money cos ppl love wack fake rap and hot white b****** BUT he just lost some serious cred and major respect. Heres hoping she pulls through with the doe cos he would’ve f***** his career for nothing…

    Azealia banks is better by a mile, iggy doesn’t even compare to her but daym she cocky and now I don’t like her either cos he soo cocky. She is right about iggy but she needs to stop beefing out before she got s*** to back it up cos she looking bad.

    In the long run azealia banks will be go hard and be around for years making some solid music and iggy will end up making wack ass raps with nicki and ke$ha and get hated on soon enough.

    Don’t know why azealia even bothers beefing iggy when iggy eats s*** for breakfast and calls it lyrics.

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