It hasn’t even been a full 24 hours since XXL Magazine released their 5th annual Freshman 2012 cover, and the backlash has already begun. While the Twitterverse has been littered with angry responses and inquiries as to why specific rappers were left off the magazine’s roll call, rapper Azealia Banks is wondering how Iggy Azalea made it on the list.
Banks has amassed a reputation for not only speaking her mind, but not being so friendly when it comes to fellow female MCs. So it’s no surprise that she didn’t hold her tongue in regards to XXL’s decision to choose Azalea as the first female rapper to make the coveted cover. “Iggy Azalea on the XXL freshman list is all wrong,” she wrote on Twitter. “How can you endorse a white woman who called herself a “runaway slave master”?” The song in questions is Azalea’s “D.R.U.G.S” track in which she spits the lyric: “I’m a runaway slave….master.”
After taking a break to boast about shopping, Banks re-hashed her disdain towards the Australian rapper, who recently signed to Interscope Records. “Sorry guys. But I’m pro black girl,” she tweeted. “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. In any capacity. *kanye shrug*”
For what it’s worth both women are now trending topics on Twitter, and all this press will likely help XXL sell a few extra copies of their magazine. Everybody wins.
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