This morning, Nicki Minaj had social media on fire thank to a New York Times Magazine story where she took Miley Cyrus to task for cultural appropriation. Of course, Azealia Banks chimed in, and it was to question Minaj’s motives and say it isn’t just a race thing.
According to Banks, Minaj is being hypocritical when she’s complaining about images of skinny women in videos, versus voluptuous women, since she used to “skinny.” It was only through alleged “enhancements,” that Minaj joined team thicky thick.
“I wish Nic would stop trying to turn this Miley thing into a race issue cuz she was mute about cultural approp. until she became ‘victim,'” said Banks via Twitter. “Plus how u gonna complain about a video with skinny women when ur body is enhanced .. You too were once a skinny woman.”
Banks herself recently got a boob job, but thinks Nicki’s modified ideal isn’t fair to those without the coin to buy it if they don’t have it naturally.
She added, “I am a skinny black woman. Not every black woman can afford enhancements so it’s not fair to other girls to make it about that.”
Banks went further by bringing Lil’ Kim into the equation. Commenting on how Nicki came for the Queen Bee “viciously” but has been more passive aggressive or “cordial and thoughtful” with the “white chix” (read: Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, et. al).
See how it all plays out below and on the following pages. Think Azealia Banks has a valid point?
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