Azealia Banks Books Coachella, Beefs with Kreayshawn

Azealia Banks

One name you’ll be hearing a lot in 2012 is Azealia Banks. The 20-year-old Harlem rapper has sparked an Internet frenzy with the video for her raunchy single “212.” Amidst reports that Kanye West wants to sign her to G.O.O.D. Music (he called her the “future of music” at his recent DJ gig), Banks has been ranked third on the BBC’s Sound of 2012 new music list and is scheduled to play this year’s Coachella Music & Arts Festival in April.

The self-proclaimed “rap Larry David,” who attended LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts, is already being compared to other female rappers.

“People have their knives out, especially with the Nicki Minaj comparisons and all that other stuff,” she told BBC. “They’re aiming at me and they’re ready to destroy me before I’ve even gotten to where I’m supposed to go. I definitely think I’m in a very fragile place since it’s the beginning.”

Most recently, she caused a stir by beefing with fellow femcee Kreayshawn on Twitter. After the “Gucci Gucci” rapper retweeted a link to her video via PornHub, Banks fired back. “You’re a dumb bitch. And you can’t rap. I’ll sit on your face. … Fall back slut,” she told her, to which Kreayshawn responded, “Come on you mad because I retweeted your link? Because I like your music? Pffff get outta here! Not a fan anymore.”



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79 Comments

  1. coolio

    Kreayshawn is going to be one of the best rappers of all time. You don’t want to beef with her honey….

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    Isabella Reply:

    @coolio, Azealia sucks

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    Sol-Power Reply:

    @coolio, she did it to start some publicity. Very wack.

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    commanderofthedancefloor Reply:

    @coolio, i like azeali but i dont see her going anywhere but the same thing goes for kreayshawn neither of them have poped off like how missy, nicki or kim did when their professional careers started. most of kreayshawns hype is because she is a white female rapper and hopefully she will be one to actually make it atleast like trina making gold records but i dont think she has platinum potential. but i will wait until i hear more from her debut album to give my final opinion.

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    IKARYSS Reply:

    @coolio, Kreayfish is GARBAGE! her 15 seconds are up

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    tamar Reply:

    @coolio, invalid

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    DenimJunkieKidd Reply:

    @coolio, Kreayshawn, really…..you can’t be serious with that comment!!!

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  2. coolio

    btw I would so motorboat this chick…if you know what I mean ;)

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    Aaron Reply:

    @coolio, Flop VS. Flop.

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  3. ryjass

    @coolio, Kreashawn fckn sucks!

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  4. @iJustoriginate

    LMBO!! Well we see SOMEONE is trying to be famous

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  5. hhhhhhaa please!

    @coolio are you talking about the same kreayshawn; please! fall back!

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    coolio Reply:

    @hhhhhhaa please!, Don’t be hatin’ on Kreayshawn! She has swag and she’s also unique :P

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  6. Aza

    she is DOPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

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    dexlovesrih Reply:

    @Aza, i fuxxin agreeeeeeeee!!i fuxxin live for this song right now!lmao its epic!

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  7. Jordan

    She looks like Lil Kim in that picture at the top

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    lkk Reply:

    @Jordan, OHHHH NO dont start this shit, just cause shes black and wears sunglasses

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    Mickie Reply:

    @Jordan,

    She’s already cited Kim as an influence both in interviews and Twitter. And she hasn’t dissed her like some other chicks

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  8. VALENTINO

    DANNNNNNNNNNG!!!

    THiiS SH*T iiS DOPE!!!

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  9. yourboycelebrity

    Didnt listening to much of the Lyrics….. the beat out shined them. Must be Diplo! Hot none the less

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    IKARYSS Reply:

    @yourboycelebrity, it’s not Diplo it’s Lazy Jay

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  10. AmbeRussell

    i cant see nicki, more of m.i.a.
    amberussell on youtube

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    andrew Reply:

    @AmbeRussell, yup i was thinking M.I.A.

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  11. Jello

    Every female rapper out right now is corny as fuck

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    Yeah Reply:

    @Jello,
    try listening to Nikki Lynette

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    tinieyella Reply:

    @Yeah, listen to Phreeda Sharp

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    Mickie Reply:

    @tinieyella, listen to Nitty Scott

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  12. andrew

    idc.
    but that song is HOT! bbut if 212 is an area code in NY why is her song so hot in the UK? I’m soooo confused…

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  13. Kwayzee

    I don’t see her getting any farther then Kreashawyn did. Tbh, I know I’m a Nicki stan but i will say when i like other music. Like I Enjoy Iggy Azalea and Honey Cocaine, I have both of them CRUSHING this girl. I just … I don’t think she has the image. Plus I don’t liker her lyrically.

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    andrew Reply:

    @Kwayzee, i see Iggy and this girl with A LOT more potential than Kreayshawn. Iggy and this girl are wayy better lyrically too so I see them getting a lot further than Kreayshawn.

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    Kwayzee Reply:

    @andrew, I dont see this girl going anywhere…. Iggy, I can see her going somewhere. But this girl… nothing really clicks about her.

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    MeloRockstarr Reply:

    @Kwayzee, I know You did not say Honey Cocaine she mad whack

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  14. trulo

    she sounds to much like nicki minaj… which means annoying…. NEXT!

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    nicki at the grammys Reply:

    @trulo, hold on f##k you,brace yourself nicki at the grammys hoe enuff said!winning like a mother f##kerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

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    tamar Reply:

    @nicki at the grammys, you is toooooooo funny. you are a strict fan. calm DOWN a little

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    Mama Bear Reply:

    @nicki at the grammys,

    You need professional help. Such obsession isn’t healthy

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  15. TEAMKIMBLANCO

    THIS GIRL IS A DOPE LYRICIST, I CAN DEF SEE HER ON G.O.O.D. MUSIC!

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  16. AllAboutDaBenjizz

    WHAT?! yall are crazy if you don’t think this chick got skills! way better than kreayshawn hands down! if yeezy gets a hold of her he can really get her poppin in the streets and mainstream.. her and iggy azalea should do a song together and girl do not let these bums out here compare you to that weak lyrics ass bitch nicki.. you, iggy azalea, siya, audra the rapper, and nyemiah supreme can kill that busted bitch PERIOD!

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    Nia Loves Ya Reply:

    @AllAboutDaBenjizz, CO FCKING SIGN! Nicki is wack and watch a stan come and try to defend her honor, smh bwahahahahaahahaha!

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    nicki at the grammys Reply:

    @AllAboutDaBenjizz, lmaoooo at u 2012 watch nicki work hoe till one of them rap hoes step up and get where nicki at which is at the top its no words for u losers lls!teamminaj4life

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    AllAboutDaBenjizz Reply:

    @nicki at the grammys, of course she’s winning aint nobody stopping that she just had to go pop for these mainstream people but no one respects her in real hip hop anymore *kanye shrug*.. lyrically she can not touch any of these underground chicks who’s about to come up .. but nicki is actually worth something, she helped open the door again and once the record labels start signing more chicks she will be irrelevant so she cant have 2012 lets see about 2013 smh haha

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    just sayin Reply:

    @AllAboutDaBenjizz, your stupid. right now if your name aint nicki aint no record company checking for you or willing to invest no real money into another rapper female besides
    record companies would only try to change a female rapper so they can be more pop like nicki
    best bet for any female rapper trying to make it is to stay independent

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    AllAboutDaBenjizz Reply:

    @just sayin, “your stupid” ? thanks for letting me know 3rd graders are allowed to come on the internet and try to make an argument where it wasn’t needed.. are you in the industry? are you an A and R? do you sign artist? stop trying to act like yall know what these labels are doing with their artists.. just because they see nicki out here doesnt mean they want the same thing, it would be smarter to for a label to find something that contrast nicki because know a days anyone can tell an imitation and won’t buy into it.. smh step ya business game up, your excused

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    just sayin Reply:

    @AllAboutDaBenjizz, ..yea your still stupid and my argument still holds greater merit then yours i don’t have to be in the business to notice their repetitive patterns they have been doing through out this entire generation idiot…and no most record labels dont take those type of risk anymore, if they don’t feel like you have commercial appeals these people are NOT gonna invest millions of dollars just to see if the public likes them or not..nicki is a rapper that has all the attention right now whether you wanna admit it or not she has been one of the biggest success in hip hop for a couple of years now…you can have a seat because i stand corrected if they wanted a female rapper that contrast nicki they would have BEEN did that like i said this chick and other female rappers best shot is to stay independent

    AllAboutDaBenjizz Reply:

    @just sayin, I see your still trying to justify your dumb ass comment.. And actually you do have to be in the business to know whats up, patterns don’t mean much to people who want the next breakout star they don’t want the same tired carbon copy bitch.. At the end of the day your whole argument is an opinion but i’m spittin straight facts cause I actually work at a label sweetie.. female rappers underground are already independent but the money to be on your own is so much thats why they seek labels to back them.. the machine is where these hoes need to be and soon, i bet azealia banks is in talks with kanye as we speak .. your whole argument can’t hold water so please fall back haha thanks :)

    :l Reply:

    @AllAboutDaBenjizz,did know this girl girl fallow nicki minaj on twitter,so right know your hating rant is valid..you don’t fallow someone you hate.

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  17. Nia Loves Ya

    CO FCKING SIGN! Nicki is wack and watch a stan come and try to defend her honor, smh bwahahahahaahahaha!

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  18. keepin it real

    wack Romans gonna slay that bitch!

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    Mama Bear Reply:

    @keepin it real,

    Roman? Dear, what’s wack is you buying into these alter egos. Still same Nicki.

    Nicki’s last 2 singles were major let-downs, when she was rapping as “Roman”.

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  19. saadkid08

    I don’t get the hate for this girl. She makes dope music, why does everyone have to start comparing her to everyone else?

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  20. just sayin

    lol well def sound like she was coming for nicki neck lol but shidd i like her
    she weird and different without to much antics..she needs to make a song with some lyrics i can half way understand tho (without looking them up) but she might be able to go somewhere

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  21. SunshineHaze

    LOOOOL, At all the haters just waiting for a new female rapper to compare to Nicki, so they can hurry up and get rid of her. Too bad it NEVER works.

    And this chick is NOTHING like Nicki, more like Santigold and M.I.A.

    *Eyeroll*

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  22. nicki at the grammys

    its no chick like nicki she did half of these b##ches career in just one year she broke missy records ms.hill and her own now thats crazy so i guess nicki is number 1 and 2 so u hoes only can be 3 on down damn nick u really is the best only time will tell!

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    Drew Reply:

    @nicki at the grammys, Lauryn Hill’s album is still relevant…Missy changed the game…Nicki was a lot of hype… We will see what she does next

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    Mama Bear Reply:

    @nicki at the grammys,

    Stop bringing up Nicki. Like I said, seek pro help.

    Nicki hasn’t broken Hill’s sales and her highest billboard position is a dance/pop track not hip hop. I fail to see the records she has broken. Pretty much everything else she is doing has already been done by Missy or Lil Kim.

    - Mama Bear

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  23. MINAJ_A_TROIS

    NICKI had years in the RAP collabo game!
    AMD LIKE EVERY SAYS NICKI IN 2010/2011 SLAYED CAREERS- SNATCHED WIGS AND HAD A PLATINUM ALBUM!

    DARE ANY NEW BITCH TO ACHIEVE THIS WITHIN A YEAR!

    NICKI Vs. LIL KIM > AHZEELEEYAH Vs KREAYSHAWN! O_o

    THIS GIRL HAS MAD SKILLS BUT SHE NEED TO BECOME MORE MAINSTREAM LIKE NICKI!

    PLUS IGGY A NEEDS MORE AIRTIME! SHE IS AMAZING!!

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  24. Boreas Matthews

    MAAAAAN! All of y’all get OUTTA here! Of course she’s gonna get Nicki comparisons because she’s from NYC and she raps and sings…but this girl has PIPES! Coachella is a big move for ANY new artist. & Like Kanye said, she’s def the future! Need more proof? youtu.be/KrAFueWQM2o

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  25. RDK

    am i missing something her why is she getting so much hate,and she don’t sound like nicki why are people lumping her up with nicki something is in the air.

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  26. nicegirl

    Kreayshawn and Azealia are both the same…not worthy enough to be in the industry.

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    IKARYSS Reply:

    @nicegirl, umm no have you heard Liquorice or Runnin’ by Azealia Banks? She gets off. Kreayshawn is garbage

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    nicegirl Reply:

    @IKARYSS, I like when Azealia sings but when she raps it sounds wierd. But maybe it’s just her style.

    But Kreashawn is horrible.

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    Mama Bear Reply:

    @nicegirl,

    Her rapping on 212 is solid. Chick got bars.

    - Mama Bear

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  27. Janness3

    What you all fail to reconize is that AZ can really sing let alone a gr8 lyricist… The 4REAL suprise is that her acting skills is faaaar gr8tr than she spits just imagine… Like Kanye echoed, she’s the future not an over night sin-say-shon. Haters make you gr8tr lol

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  28. Hugh

    Imma check her out

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  29. Carly

    Azealia is definitely the future! Kanye West is going to sign her and make her massive, her song is already top 40 on UK itunes!!!

    also there’s a video of Madonna dancing to 212 hahahaha!

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  30. Liz

    YO – WHY is EVERYONE reppin’ azealia??? she’s so damn immature!

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  31. OGLOVE90

    Iggy Azalea would shit on em both!

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  32. Shaa-chan

    I like 212 a whole damn lot, but it feels too early to tell if I’m going to be into her as an artist. I’m a bit put off by her quickness to beef, but it may not be the way she is all the time. I just wish rappers in general would realize they don’t need to hate on people to get listeners. Rapping is an amazing talent! When done right, one does not need to rely on cheap confrontations! ^_^

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  33. dddd

    Wow, really? ppl need to stop comparing ever new rap chick to nicki um mean seriously, this chick is in a different rap genre all together, i would say she’s closely related to santigold, rye rye or m.i.a type person. I understand you want nicki to have competition, but for the meantime nobody seein her right now; until we find that unquilly talented person to blow her out the water,so for now nicki wins, sorry guys.

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  34. Banks

    How can you even compare her to kreayshawn? Azealia(fresh, new, sick flow, dope beats, amazing singing voice (check songs like “liquorice, l8r, the chill$, “slow hands”) and kreayshawn….. gucci gucci…. -_- case closed. There is a reason that Paul Epworth (Adele & Florence & The Machine’s producer) has picked up Azealia to produce for her album.. bc TRUE talent is in this chick. Stop the comparisons. There are none.

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  35. A Realist

    Music sickens me today.

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  36. tamar

    they both flops. who cares

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    Mama Bear Reply:

    @tamar,

    I see Ms. Minaj in your avatar. Nicki was in their position back in the day (minor club appearances, Youtube videos, mixtapes, remixes, self-promoting on Soundcloud and Twitter etc.).

    You’re calling them “flops” but Nicki was just like them, in fact it took Nicki longer to gain recognition. You have to start from somewhere.

    - Mama Bear

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  37. ThankMeLater

    I liked Azealia till she did this shit and then deleted her tweets. Like she even said she aint scared so why delete them? she’s wack and so is Kreayshawn…..NEXT.

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  38. So Odd

    Love the song, very unique. I like Gucci Gucci too, but as far as lyricist AZ is a much better rapper. Krey’s still in diapers, while AZ has gotten her MBA.

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  39. @SmileyNthahood

    she sounds way better than wack as Krey . that chick wants too be black so bad and , not even in a good way she wants to be ghetto and DUMB !
    Azealia , her music is catchy and thats what sells records .. yah gonna be riding her PIPE when she BIG and on tracks with rappers/singers you like … damn DUMMIES !!!

    Azealia >>Kreayshawn

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  40. chris shorts

    she reminds me of MIA i like it

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  41. New Artist Spotlight | Azealia Banks « PaulyPopWorld

    [...] Banks may seem cute and adorable on the outside, but if you listen to her closely, she makes explicit become “XXXplicit.” And that is definitely her signature… a kitten on the outside, but a wild tiger on the inside.  At the same time, she has fantastic vocals. When she splits from her rapping into a melodic hook, I can’t help but take a step back. It’s so different and refreshing.  In all the tracks she’s released so far, it’s a nice balance.  As you know, it’s really hard to be a female rapper and not be compared to the other ones out there. But I think Banks has her own unique style that Lil’ Kim or Nicki Minaj cannot replicate.  Banks expressed in an interview with BBC Radio 1: People have their knives out, especially with the Nicki Minaj comparisons and all that other stuff.  They’re aiming at me and they’re ready to destroy me before I’ve even gotten to where I’m supposed to go. I definitely think I’m in a very fragile place since it’s the beginning (source). [...]

  42. Smoooooooveee

    Azealia Banks not fucking wit HONEY COCAINE tho!

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