The up-n-coming femcee has finally offered her views on her alleged beef with Banks.
Azalea opened up on the subject during an interview with Brooklyn Martino. She explained the origins of the beef, and stated that arguments began following last year’s CMJ Festival, when Banks took to Twitter to diss Iggy.
“It actually started at CMJ Music Festival back in September when she went on Twitter and said, 'I’m next level, I had a song about being a Barbie before Nicki Minaj had a song about being a Barbie,” Azalea explained. “Here’s the link to my song. And fuck Iggy Azalea, I had a song called Pussy before she ever did. Here’s a link to my song. It’s better.”
Iggy then described how Azealia Banks decided to step up the beef, by claiming that Azalea was racist. Azalea explained that she told Banks there was no beef, but, following Iggy’s appearance on the cover of XXL, Banks decided to weigh in on Iggy’s lyrics, accusing her of racism.
“And then I wrote on Twitter, the best thing you can be is humble, because it's not about who did it first; it's about who did it better And then she wrote back to me and said, 'Beef!' I was like, not really girl. Not really. It's not that deep,” Azalea said.
“So then after that, she wrote on Twitter, 'Fuck white girls. They are privileged and shouldn't be allowed to rap, because rap is black culture' and all this other crap. Then, it was like, what does ignorant art even mean anyway? Music is not art. Music is culture. That doesn't even make any sense. Then, it was quiet until I got on the cover of XXL and it became me being racist.”
- By Fiona Guest