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Azealia Banks Takes Aim At Kreayshawn, Nicki Minaj


Rapper Azealia Banks is quickly making a name for herself for beefing with other female MCs, and the Harlem-born artist couldn’t care less. One week after throwing a ferocious Twitter-lashing Kreayshawn’s way, Banks opened up about her disdain for the “White Girl Mob” leader, and Nicki Minaj.

In an interview with The Hundreds Magazine, Banks didn’t hold back on why she can’t stand Kreayshawn.

“As much as Kreayshawn would love to be considered part of this ‘rap game,’ she’s not,” she explained. “I guess a part of me is kind of annoyed that those white girls are making these songs, and it’s like if these girls were black and making the same songs would you be that interested?”

As for Minaj, Banks sees the fellow New Yorker, and LaGuardia High School alumni, as physically inauthentic. Taking aim at her fondness for wigs, and alleged prosthetic enhancements, Banks admitted to being bored with what Minaj has to offer.

“The butt, the hair, the this, the that, all the other Isht, like… As much respect that I have for her, we’ve seen you do this already, what else can you do?”

While it doesn’t appear that Azealia won’t earn a gold star for playing well with others in the female rap game, she has received a stamp of approval from Kanye West–which is enough to make the rest of the industry take notice. Despite being just 20-years-old Banks has been on her grind for quite some time. In 2008 she cut ties with XL Records, dropped the stage moniker “Miss Bank$,” and began releasing music via YouTube. Her “212” single, which dropped in September, has garnered nearly 2 million views. Banks has also been booked to perform at this year’s Coachella Music Festival, sharing the bill with headliners Dr. Dre. and Snoop Dogg.