Iggy Azalea Compares Azealia Banks…To Kanye West

Published: Tuesday 17th Apr 2012 by David

Rising from the ashes of Kreayshawn‘s hype, Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks are undoubtedly Pop’s most exciting newbies, fresh new faces in a Beyonce, Rihanna and Nicki world.

Just as famed for the feud as they are for their stand out styles, both Rappers have benefited from the spat, using each other to dominate conversation and debate.

Now, Azalea has weighed in on the matter, comparing her rival to legendary MC Kanye West.

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On Bank’s criticism of her feature on XXL Magazine, Iggy confessed:

I kind of felt like Taylor Swift and Kanye West and I was Taylor Swift. I felt like this is supposed to be my moment, this is my great achievement, it’s great for me and it’s great for my country, it’s great for women, and I felt like it got stolen from me in a sense.


It was frustrating because I felt like that was supposed to be a poignant moment for me and it got taken away.

Though no lies were told here, we can’t but cringe at the Kanye reference.

For, almost as if she hasn’t ticked off enough people with ‘Slave Master‘- gate, supporting the idea that Kanye (like Banks) is some sort of ‘moment stealing menace’ wasn’t the best idea- even if it is true.

For, as she has already learned, critics make it their business to take words out context and use them as fuel for fire, and with these remarks, Iggy just handed them a match and a lighter.

Either way, with incomparable talent and an oh so refreshing stance on music, That Grape Juice looks forward to hearing more from Iggy, and her debut album ‘The New Classic‘.


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  1. kingphoenix9 April 17, 2012

    Well its clear @Sam that the girl isn’t the brightest thing out here….funny she wants to play white girl victim…oop. Is that the big mistake your talking about @Sam?

  2. Burmy April 17, 2012

    How can Tip have Xtaci (a MUCH BETTER female rap duo) signed to Grand Hustle for SIX YEARS AND COUNTING, and not give them so much as a PROMO SINGLE, while he’s got this newbie who’s just been “on” for six months a SUPERPUSH?!

  3. lifeeh April 17, 2012

    @Burmy Sadly, T.I believes Xtaci doesn’t have the looks smh.

  4. Burmy April 17, 2012

    @Lifeeh, Somehow he thought they had the looks when he signed them…I still think they have the looks nowadays!

    We need to start up a petition or something to get him to put out “X & the City” ASAP!

  5. Black Madonna April 17, 2012


  6. Justathought (Azealia Banks is here…) April 17, 2012

    See I only like Iggy when she doesn’t talk.

  7. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) April 17, 2012

    It’s true, though. 😎

  8. BitchIcantevenspellwelfare April 17, 2012

    I, for one, have NEVER felt sorry for Taylor Swift though Kanye should have joined the collective “side eye” when she won over Beyonce & kept quiet.

    As for Iggy, this simply CONFIRMS exactly why I haven’t, don’t, and won’t ever feel her.

  9. AMAZINJALEN April 17, 2012

    This is the best statement I’ve heard her make about this situation so far. It’s not like she’s lying! She’s telling the truth! Love you Iggy.

  10. Well… April 17, 2012

    Somebody really needs to snatch this white girls wig. I’m tired of her talking already.

  11. LindseyMari April 17, 2012

    I like Iggy over Banks, but I’m getting kinda irked by her still commenting on the situation. Let it goooooo. The dead horse is beaten to a pulp now. It’s just some list in XXL magazine. She acts like someone snatched a Grammy out of her hands on live television.

  12. TresChic April 17, 2012

    she’s talking alot for someone who hasn’t achieved much, and sounds like a chain smoker when performing…”incomparable talent?” lol who are you kidding

  13. tyler April 17, 2012

    i dont like banks at all i am here for iggy and who the hell is xtaci i just looked them up i am not feeling them.. sorry, iggy for the win… and yes im black for those who keep sayin only whites support iggy

  14. RyanS April 17, 2012

    This is her time? she has a song called p****! it wont be her time for a while (if it ever come) B**** dont even try its all MINAJ!!

  15. MISHKA April 17, 2012

    EVE said Iggy is a product and I believe her.

    She better keep Kanye out of her mouth, she is still a nobody.

  16. Those That Cannot Do, Stan April 17, 2012

    Shrugging, everyone knows who Kanye is and what he does. Even Obama called him an ass twice and that man tries his hardest to gently phrase things. Some folks are like that though, I’m listening to both women’s music but I don’t like Azalea’s attitude. She’s just a rough neck, shrugging. Iggy should chill, her moment wasn’t stolen. No one can tale your moment, they can only try to attach themselves to others to ride on their moment. See Lil Mama, see Kanye, see Banks.

    Kanye is on Kim Kardashian’s ass now, I never believed the rumors of him being gay before but dude seems to go out of his way to have these flashy girlfriends that no one really believes he’s f******.

  17. Mary Mary Why You Buggin April 17, 2012

    Iggy PUULLLEAZZE!!!!! *rolls eyes* If you have confidence in your TALENT you wouldn’t have to worry about people stealing your “moment.” Unless she’s afraid she’ll only have a “moment.” oops.

    Trying to gain those sympathy votes like Taylor Swift I see.

    *blasts 212*

  18. ohay April 17, 2012

    That Azelia chick kinda looks like a busted Fefe Dobson.

  19. jeremydante April 17, 2012

    what a f***** up thing to say- it’s not even that BIG a moment for her. she jacked a dirty south flow & thinks she’s hot s*** just cause she’s an aussie. b****, sit! azealia will fuckn eat her on the mic. don’t try it, iggy.

  20. Greg April 17, 2012

    As long as she writes off the awful Murder Bizness as a buzz track & releases the REAL fire, I’ll be ready for The New Classic as well 🙂

  21. Imma let you feenish April 18, 2012

    Iggy is. so. boring. All she does is swing that horse tail like it’s going out of fashion and rap like she’s from the south. She brings nothing to the table. Not to mention she won’t address her bad taste lyric calling herself a slave master. We’re not blowing it out of proportion she was in the wrong, what blew it out of proportion was the media jumping on banks saying she was ‘hating’ instead of taking a step back & actually listening to what azealia banks was trying to say. As a black woman what kind of dickhead do I look like supporting this aryan princess when she wants to call herself a slave master? No Iggy, just own up to your s***, you’d be surprised how many people will be willing to give you a chance after that.

    Also when Kanye West uttered those words to Taylor Swift it was one of the best moments of awwwl tahm. This doesn’t compare.

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