Azealia Banks Denounces Iggy Azalea’s Placement on XXL Freshmen List

Azealia Banks and Iggy Azalea

Azealia Banks and Iggy Azalea are both relative newcomers to the game, but don’t expect them to have each other’s backs. The “212” singer-rapper expressed her dismay after XXL bestowed praise on the blonde Australian.

Iggy is the first female rapper to make the hip-hop magazine’s “Freshmen Class,” which this year includes Machine Gun Kelly, French Montana, Roscoe Dash, Future, Hopsin, Kid Ink, and more. But while most congratulated her on the honor, her fellow femcee Azealia Banks didn’t have as kind words.

“Iggy Azalea on the XXL freshman list is all wrong,” remarked Banks on Twitter. “How can you endorse a white woman who called herself a ‘runaway slave master’?”

She continued, “Sorry guys. But I’m pro black girl. 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.”

Iggy, who is affiliated with T.I.’s Grand Hustle family, did not personally address the comments, but did respond to her critics. “You can’t block my blessings! Today I’m celebrating! Get with it or kick rocks!” she tweeted. “First female freshman. Ever. Period. Thanks world! I used to stick XXL on my bedroom door, now I’m on the cover. Life is great.”

Iggy is not Banks’ first target. The Harlem firecracker previously lashed out at Nicki Minaj. “The butt, the hair, the this, the that, all the other shit, like… As much respect that I have for her, we’ve seen you do this already, what else can you do?” she told The Hundreds Magazine of the Young Money rapper.

Kreayshawn also bore the brunt of her wrath. “You’re a dumb bitch. And you can’t rap. I’ll sit on your face. … Fall back slut,” she told her after the “Gucci Gucci” rapper retweeted a link to her video via PornHub.



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160 Comments

  1. Cranberry

    Banks is trash anyway.

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    Banks Biiitch Reply:

    @Cranberry, Iggy is trash and is using a black woman image to get on…They not bout that life in Austria or whateva she from..

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    Cranberry Reply:

    @Banks Biiitch, and you know that how? I seriously doubt you’ve ever left whatever ghetto you are from.

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    Semi Reply:

    @Banks Biiitch, She’s not rapping about gritty projects Or surviving in the hood so WTF? Are you talking about. You’re small minded if you think Hip-Hop isn’t global & you’re short changing the culture. The song where Iggy said she’s a runaway slave master was a remix to a Kendrick Lamar where he referenced slaves in the song. Iggy has flow, cadence, hustle & humility. I’m tired of her race playing a factor. I’ve met a lot of black rappers from the hood who sound NOTHING like they do on records. So FOH with that bullshit. Azealia Banks needs to check herself with this unchecked factually incorrect BULLSHXT. You know how many females have turned the XXL Freshman cover down? FOH get in where you fit in.

    So you’re gonna go with Azealia Banks who judging by 212 thinks she’s a white girl when really she’s a M.I.A., Santogold, Rye Rye knockoff. Don’t get me wrong she’s talented but SERIOUSLY? Let’s not go there.

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    Boy W Reply:

    @Banks Biiitch,

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    Boy Wonder Reply:

    @Banks Biiitch, Using a black woman’s image how? She dressed like a trendy white girl. In her music she doesn’t rap about being from the hood she uses LYRICISM. If you think Hip-Hop isn’t global and that only black ppl have rights to it you’re ignorant. Everybody knows who started it so quit hating real shxt.

    The girl is talented & her flow in unmatched by females today. Racist disgust me

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    mia Reply:

    @Boy Wonder,
    “The girl is talented & her flow in unmatched by females today.”
    LMFAO you are joking right??
    am i the only one with actual ears or is my generation just full of basic minded people
    impress with looks rather then substance

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    Hamilton Reply:

    @mia, I think you just need to listen with your ears shawty. You’re unimpressed by the sound and the mainstream lyrics. Listen to songs that aren’t geared towards the masses, then you can adequately judge a rapper’s talent. Iggy’s “Pussy” solely for promotion, but “The Last Song” is fire and it hits home. I feel like I can say the same for Miss Bank$ or mosts artists for that matter.

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    mia Reply:

    @Hamilton, actually i listened to iggy a while back nd all her shit fell short IMO i jut cant take her serious, feels to me she looked at a bunch of rap videos thought it was cool listen to some south rap styles and copied and paste..im into originality,sounds i haven’t heard and most important something GENUINE everybody grinding for the money,making a fraudulent image is more important to them then making good music and being real ..this chick ain’t offering anything im willing to buy

    Ne Reply:

    @mia, You are not lying, But all I think is that she just needs to work at it more. She has a flow she just needs to make sense and honestly I rather hear her Aussie accent than this southern one. Appreciate bringing something different to this game cuz shit gets repeated by every rapper.

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    GTFOH Reply:

    @Banks Biiitch, You took the words right out of my mouth. EVERYTHING ABOUT THESE NEW WHITE RAPPERS SCREAMS “FRAUD” TO ME. This chick is Australian trying way too hard to sound “URBAN.” I dont believe you Iggy.

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    Wakashka Reply:

    @Cranberry, Black women have been put at the bottom of the barrel for a few years now since white girls got ass now. Hip- Hop/ Rap is not for only Blacks obviously but, the factor is you Black men (and yes I said Black men) keep putting these White women on pedestals. You don’t even acknowledge your own women! And I’m not racist but I feel that this White women in Hip- Hop all of a sudden bullshit has hit far too close to home. It really has. The one place where Black women had a corner on because society downs them as well, is now being ran over by these White women. It’s a damn shame. Shit dun hit to close to home now. What do Black women have left? Seriously what do they have left? Unless a White man comes to their rescue because damn well the majority of these pitiful Black men aren’t. So I agree with the Black girl. And it ain’t even have nothing to do with if Iggy is a good rapper or not. BTW French Montana ain’t know where near being a Freshman. It’s sad that now people know who he is smh.

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    Hamilton Reply:

    @Wakashka, <— The Bitterness. White woman have been rapping for a long time, ie. BLONDIE (Deborah Harry). Don't forget Lady Sovereign and Invincible. And FUCK French Montana. He is garbage.

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    mia Reply:

    @Wakashka, you taking things a lil to far..i don’t mind a white girl who looks good coming in the rap game doing her thing IF she has talent in regards to race i don’t like trash white rappers getting a leg up on the fact that their white when its plenty other rappers out their that are WAYYYY better.
    Eminem is the only real exception but it feels like a white person can recite the alphabet, call it rap and then be some damn phenomenon while everybody else got to work their ass of just to be feature on a blog..i don’t like free passes when your skills ain’t up to part and its been a history of sucky white rappers (not lasting to long) however still capitalizing on rap for nothing other then their skin color

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    Sheek Reply:

    @mia, THANK YOU !!!!!!! Someone who finally gets it!

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    Randy Reply:

    @Cranberry, Azealia trash? LMFAOOOO! She’s WAAAYYY better than Iggy, you delusional bad taste having ass bitch. All of you are tasteless and brainwashed by this trash shit. Fuck y’all and y’all’s opinions.

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  2. Henry

    lol, she right about the Iggy thing

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    Banks Biiitch Reply:

    @Henry, exactly a “runway slave master” ??? wtf is that about…just cuz she blowing ASAP off every night dont mean she get a pass with that racist shiat

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    Semi Reply:

    @Henry, That Iggy song where she says the “runaway slave master” is a Kendrick Lamar beat and a nod to Kendrick Lamar who used a similar line on the SAME beat originally. Get ya facts straight.

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  3. Gus

    shes a jelous bitch shes doing this for attention

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    maa Reply:

    @Gus, Im so sick of her. B%TCH YOU ARE A NOBODY, your song was ok but not because of you. NO ONE LIKES YOUR A*S. You have the oppurtuity to be good but your jelous as% rather hate. Die B1tch

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    maa Reply:

    @Gus, i was wishing they made music together… so long for that

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  4. C1

    Banks is a fucking boss!!!! She bout to come for theses girls lol

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    Jaymalls Reply:

    @C1, That’s what I was thinking too… She don’t hold her tongue for niggas, or try and say the political answer either! I fuqs with her, she is needed… But she is UGLY AS SHIT!!!

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    C1 Reply:

    @Jaymalls, Hell yeah !!! But on a good day her swagg saves her and she can sing better then nicki!Her Song “Slow hands” is too dope!

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    elle Reply:

    @C1, “These girls…” Who are these girls? Nicki? Because the last time I remembered, rap was mostly men. Still love Iggy though.

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    C1 Reply:

    @elle, Iggy has a pretty face she don’t talk about shot no more ! Srry time for someone new!

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  5. Humberto

    I understand her point of view, but it’s still prejudiced. Black culture is not only respected by black people.

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    Randy Reply:

    @Humberto, she was clearly responding to izzy’s racial slave comments, not dividing the culture. please learn to read

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    B. Reply:

    @Randy, Sorry, but her response to Iggy’s “slave comment” is a cop-out because she probably knows damn well Iggy was referencing Kendrick Lamar. I’m not even a fan of Iggy myself, but it’s clear that Azealia Banks is hiding her own racist perspective behind a baseless accusation of racism.

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  6. okplaya

    ummm both these hoes have the same name?!?!?!?! just spelled differently! The White girl is wack and so is banks HOESITSOWN!!!

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  7. ChrissyPLayya

    lol nicki is sitting back watching these two new chicks coming up in the game having beef with one another and laughing, ladies please get it together I understand Banks’ point but seriously lets not distract ourselves from the goal which is more femcees in the game

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    Cranberry Reply:

    @ChrissyPLayya, because Nicki has beef with no one and made absolutely no shots towards anyone on her way up… right.

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    Honestly... Reply:

    @Cranberry, Obviously she did, look at the Lil’ Kim situation.. and now she’s paying for it cause no one likes her anymore but her stans

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    ? Reply:

    @Honestly…, They were being sarcastic

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    ChrissyPLayya Reply:

    @Cranberry, Sooo what’s your point? …….

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  8. andy

    Kreayshawn fans don’t like her, TeamMinaj sure as hell doesn’t like her & now she’s coming for Iggy? LOL this bitch is going no where!!! Ahaha fuck that slut, with her fucked up weave she can suck my dick, I’ll sit on her face & take a shit on it! Kick rocks HOE!!!

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    @MEaddict4Life TIWTTER NAME!!! Reply:

    @andy, this aint about Nicki & Kreays- whatever its about Iggy Azalea & Azealia Banks! lmaooo were that come from?

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    elle Reply:

    @andy, Minaj and Kreayshawn? tf?
    And what does sex, dick, or ho have anything to do with this? Is it because they are both women?

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  9. Cause I'm Trini

    I love how Azealia isn’t apologetic for her views, Rap-Up yall making it seem like Azealia was just hating but for the real story everyone go to youtube and listen to DRUGS and she says “runaway slave-master”, Now that aint cute! Good for you Azealia take no shit from none of these hoes!

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    Cranberry Reply:

    @Cause I’m Trini, you know what else isn’t cute? A twenty year old black woman who doesn’t know what the word “n-gger” means and said it was “funny” when told of it’s history.

    See: Banks.

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    Scotty Reply:

    @Cranberry, wow… how come you didn’t mention that @Cause I’m Trini? that isn’t cute at all.

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    Cause I'm Trini Reply:

    @Scotty, @Cranberry I never heard of that.. IDK where this person got that from, but I stick behind what I said what Iggy said wasn’t cute at all, it sounds like yall are supporting what she said which was obviously racists!

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  10. Phoenix Wright

    She speaking her mind but she sounds a lil bitter. Respect to them both, I’m more interested in Iggy though.

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  11. JellieBabiee

    I always felt like they didn’t like each other lol *shurgs*

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  12. Tiara

    Iggy will murder this chick, nicki minaj and who ever else want it. who the fuck is this other chick anyway? i mean there’s a reason you didn’t make the cover hunnie!!

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    Sheek Reply:

    @Tiara, This girl has a ghost writer. she aint mudering NOBODY. SHE IS A fraud hun.

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  13. OPINION

    Bankz kill your self….

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  14. WannaBumbleWitTheBeeHuh?

    ASAP you better tell your girl something, she don’t know how them Harlem chicks get down! I <3 Azealia Banks

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  15. #teammorefemceesinhiphop

    Omg, the fighting amongst women and hip hop is getting ridiculous! I totally agree with Banks’ views and yeah Iggy shouldn’t have said that but hey what can you do the girl is just rapping and she thought it would be cute, the thing I have a problem with is the bitterness of Banks’ comment and on twitter at that where you know its gonna get blown outta proportion SMH! When will these ladies learn?!

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  16. Honestly...

    Azealia is the better rapper out of the two, I ride with Iggy but Azealia is way better lyrically especially on her song ‘L8R’ smh but girl don’t be bitter you didn’t make the cover just work harder next time TF!

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  17. Logic

    Lol…Banks be going in…she told the truth though..

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    justme Reply:

    @Logic, no she didnt she stirred up falsities and propaganda…those arent even iggy lyrics they are kendrick lamar’s

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    nikoyuki Reply:

    @justme, SO WHY IS SHE RAPPING KENDRICK LAMAR LYRICS. WHEN I FIRST HEARD THE SONG DRUGS I WAS MAD CAUSE THIS BITCH AINT DOING NOTHING BUT REPEATING KENDRICK’S WORDS

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    reasonable doubt Reply:

    @nikoyuki, Kendrick Lamar- “When the relay starts I’ma runaway slave, walking on water and running on waves”

    Iggy- “finish line with the fire marks when the relay starts imma run away slaves master”

    I did my research and I still dont like it

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    Logic Reply:

    @justme, oh well she said it but I dont really care because I really dont listen to either…atleast Iggy didnt clap back …they should both just keep it movin…ol girl Banks is funny though

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  18. Randy

    i love rap-up tried to demonize her but it backfired and people are siding with her

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    MIA Reply:

    @Randy, demonize her with her own hateful quotes? she did that to herself.

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    Randy Reply:

    @MIA, there was nothing hateful said besides what she said to krayshawn… which was due to a conflict the 2 were having. opinionated? absolutely… hateful? far from it.

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    Randy Reply:

    @Randy, what she said is no different to what we do on these blogs everyday.

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  19. AAA

    Lol wow…you see how you people are, if it was two dude rappers, y’all won’t care for nothing, but of course let it be two girls beefing…oh y’all ready to comment.and put ya 2cents in, lol..everytime there is a post bout Nicki or lil Kim, they automatically have the top comments of the day….u guys destroy female rap…because you love to see ppl fight…anyway it don’t matter, it matters who becomes first in the limelight

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  20. Rasan

    Here we go again, female against female, maybe instead of hating on ol’ girl she should have said why is there only one girl when there are a few who are the mainstream come up. For the last 10+ years all we have had was female disrespecting each other, instead of coming with there best with the rhymes. When you broads gonna get it they play ya’ll against each other. Why not reach out to one another instead of being made that she got this instead of me. This is a trade that broads have got to get smarter about in music as well as society. If you don’t use dudes gonna keep laughing a you. Quote “Look at them dumb bitches over there fighting!”

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    Rasan Reply:

    @Rasan, Ment “Mad” instead Of “Made” & “Their” instead Of “There”.

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    Houston Reply:

    @Rasan, Male rappers have beef too.

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    AAA Reply:

    @Houston, but no one really cares it only last for a hot minute

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    Rasan Reply:

    @Houston, They Do but, it is 10X as many of them. The Females need get it together, and stop heckling each other. All The dudes do is sit back and laugh at them. Team up that’s how the men stay around for so long. Females need to get smarter!!!! Think like a man but act like a lady. There is room for all of them to shine long as they find their place and make it work!!!

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  21. dodo

    banks looks homeless.

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  22. Ci'Yonce

    Clearly this chick wants attention. Who cares? Iggy is doing her and I commend she’s keeping it positive. Azealia Banks can be blunt and hardcore all she wats which is fine. But the truth of the matter is the public decides who has IT ALL. It can be more than one talented artist. However, those remarks she made about obiviously shows bitterness. She doesn’t deserve to be on the cover but she IS. #TEAMIGGY.

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  23. justme

    Azalea banks is a straight hater! If you listen to music you would know that Iggy was QUOTING KENDRICK LAMAR! because she took the beat from look out for detox…Banks is just looking for ammo because she still cant get her own shit of the ground so she is constantly starting drama with other femcees.

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  24. jj

    lol so all these random rap broads think their gonna just blow up like nicki huh
    welp their in for a rude awakening ill put my money on bank because kanye could mold her into something mainstream yet real

    i have no idea who there gonna market this iggy broad too…she trying to do TI type of music but what hood black people wanna hear a white girl from Australia talking about being some slave trying to sound “ratchet”
    that’s just a fail waiting to happen
    these fools don’t think long term at all
    people call banks a hater but i think she just being real…tired of these kiss ass rappers anyway

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  25. Cherryfalls

    Azealia Banks > Iggy Azalea. I don’t dislike either of them, but Iggy can’t ride a beat and I can’t understand her. Azealia can spit. I’m sorry, but Iggy Azalea and Machine gun kelly? This list is questionable already.

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    nikoyuki Reply:

    @Cherryfalls, THE WHOLE LIST SUCKS. I WOULD RATHER SEE NITTY SCOTT,MC THEN IGGY. BUT HEY THIS IS A LIST OF EPIC SUCKISH. PLUS AZEALIA IS NOT WORRIED ABOUT IGGY’S SPOT WHEN SHE IS GETTINF WORLDWIDE LOVE

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    hero Reply:

    @Cherryfalls, exactly. looks like they just randomly picked some white “rappers” just to say they had some on the cover.

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  26. Ci'Yonce

    @jj

    Hating ass cunt.Why you bringing up Nicki? Nicki, Iggy, and Azelia Banks are NO different from previous female emcees craving a lane for themselves. You sound like an ignorant Nicki Minaj fan. Or you’re probably not. If not a fan, you need to have a seat. Iggy is BLOWING UP. That Azealia chick, I’ll give her props she seems like another dope lyrical female rapper. But I have a STRONG distaste for people are in the same boat coming into the game as well as other peers while making blunt comments towards the other person. All female rappers who have the talent, bars, and skills deserve to have successs. Just as Missy, MC Lyte, Foxy, Kim, Eve, and the list goes back. Smh… pressed haters like you are stupid for no reason.

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    jj Reply:

    @Ci’Yonce, @Ci’Yonce, shut your dumb ass up whether im a nicki fan or not i don’t feel like all these chicks who decide to just now rap are gonna get her type of momentum or dedicated fans like she does. this is pure logic and analyzing whats the hell is going on with female rap..
    i think iggy is trash, that’s my opinion i don’t find her lyrical and i don’t think ill ever be able to relate to some chick that’s not even from the states
    why somebody gotta be a hater for speaking on their opinion..if she wanna be a rapper she better get used to criticism and so does her fans..IMO iggy is better to look at then to hear I think banks can straight up spit but still lacks the image so both of them have weak parts but if banks has a disagreements with that wack ass list and magazine cover why cant she express that on HER twitter

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    Os Reply:

    @Ci’Yonce, b!tch go s-ck a dck who da fck you calling Ignorant,yow all off us over here are individuals,no collective minds over here,if you have a fcking probs with JJ take it up with him,in stead of trying to put us all under one umbrella,from how i see it you are the hateful angry btch who have mad hate for nicki,[someone said something wrong about these chicks you automatically thinking it,s a nicki fan and calling us out and labeling us as ignorant some of us might be young but dusty p-ssy b!tch don't get this twisted we doing pretty well in school in the world over all]if you internet yapping btches was getting che/ck in the streets i guarantee yall would now how to act on the net.

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  27. James

    Azaela (whatever her name is) has a point…but she does sound a little jealous…if she was on the cover as well i bet she wouldn’t have said anything.

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  28. Mentamir

    Azealia Banks is basically being realistic and calling it how she sees it. Refreshing, but could hurt her business in the long run.

    As for that list, judging from the rappers that are on it, it might be a compliment not to be featured on it.

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  29. Ci'Yonce

    @Mentamir

    She can be realistic but ignorant is another thing. She has her opinion then so be it. But she needs to worry about her self build her craft instead of taking jabs all the time from what I heard about her.

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    Mentamir Reply:

    @Ci’Yonce, I don’t think Azealia is ignorant. She reminds me of Kanye West… He speaks his mind, and, even though it gets him in trouble all the time, he does actually make a point most of the time. All I’m saying is that I can see Azealia’s point. No disrespect to Iggy, but I think she’s not authentic. The fake accent she puts on in her songs and so on and sofort, it’s all things that she saw other rappers do and now does to fit the mold, I guess? I mean, when is the last time you hear Jay-Z go ‘Would you care for some tea with your biscuits?’, exactly, you didn’t. Cause he and a lot of other succesful rappers, don’t put on an accent. I am glad that Azealia has something to say for the other end of the table.

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  30. Jellybean485

    It’s crazy that regardless of the profession it seems woman like to tear other women down. I understand where Banks’ comments were coming from but the way I see it is there are many ppl that contribute something different. I’ m not the biggest fan of Kreayshawn but her ass had me singing “gucci gucci”! When I first saw Iggy I thought she was ill, the voice, the image, to me it was undeniable. Banks to me, her 212 and Licorice remind me a bit of Rye Rye’s fun uptempo stuff, but everyone is not for some ppl. Most importantly though bringing race into was completely wack of her, shit is tired already!!!!

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  31. Audrey Hepburn

    Racism and bickering is so 20th Century. Time for a new trend sweeties! :)

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    Sheek Reply:

    @Audrey Hepburn, This is America sweetie. Racism aint going no where.

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    Audrey Hepburn Reply:

    @Sheek, I laugh at frogs and snarl at dogs. Which one are you dear?

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  32. Lovely

    i really like her and she makes good music but she gots to stop this beef shit

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  33. VROOM

    So tired of all these wack ass cracker rappers trying to make it in hip hop. theres only room for 1 eminem. fall the f*ck back you corny impostors.

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  34. Arthur

    What gets me about Iggy, and apparently a lot of the other magazines agree as they said the same thing, is that she has a fake accent. She imitates an American slang when she’s Australian…born and raised. I would be all for her if she didn’t fake her accent.

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    Os Reply:

    @Arthur,you are pack of sh-t.

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    Mentamir Reply:

    @Arthur, AMEN. That’s not authenticity. That’s imitating what you hear other rappers do. And then her accent doesn’t sound like anything.

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  35. hero

    So tired of all these wack ass crakker rappers trying to make it in hip hop. theres only room for 1 eminem. fall the f*ck back you corny impostors.

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  36. SIN CITY

    I’m not a Azealia or Iggy fan but if Azealiais gonna quote someone get it right:

    Iggy said

    “tire marks tire marks , finish line with the fire marks when the relay starts, MA run away slaves master”

    that means she RUNS away slave masters getting them AWAY from her. She didn’t call herself one if your gonna quote someone quote it right.

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    Ne Reply:

    @SIN CITY, Actually, you’re wrong. Iggy explained why she said run away slave master and what it was about. In HER brain she was TRYING to convey that fact that the relay was the past. She said she meant she was “mastering the past”. Somewhat good and bad, but go on NecoleBitchie.com if you want to read it for yourself.

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  37. justsayin

    overall banks is much more talented and overall more universal then iggy
    have yall heard that girl sing?? only a rapper like kanye can spot real talent when he sees it.
    i feel like iggy might get more shine because of her looks and that might be where the frustration comes from because honestly i’ve heard iggy rap style from various other artist.
    their really isn’t anything different about her or her rhymes so maybe banks is feeling some kind of way about that
    but she should be focused on herself, I feel like more and more people are getting tired of gimmicky artist using their looks to sell and are seeking out something real so this may end up being the perfect time for a chick like azealia

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  38. joey

    UNITY thats what female hip hop needs. not this shit

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    He Said Reply:

    @joey, THIS!!!!!

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  39. broms

    Banks will RUIN any of the girls she shits on. Whether she’s right about the shit she’s talking or not.

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  40. WonderLand19

    What Iggy said was wrong and i know she knows it. Tip wouldn’t co-sign anyone who had ignorant throughts. My question is why is Azealia beefing before she has even made a name for herself? Makes no sense at all. Makes her look bitter.
    Iam over females beefing. Nicki V’s Lil Kim, Keri V’s Beyonce, Lady Gaga V’s Madonna, Rihanna V’s Ciara. We as women need to stop trying putting ourselves down when men have been doing that for centuries. Wake Up.

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    billboard nicki Reply:

    @WonderLand19,and this who i pick out of the beefs nicki won,beyonce won, lady gaga won and rihanna won sorry 4 the losers lil kim,keri,madonna and ciara lmaoo!

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    Ne Reply:

    @WonderLand19, So let me get this straight, you are basically saying that she should wait to get her name up before starting beef? Azealia Banks might just be coming up in America but she is very popular in Europe so she DOES have a name for herself.

    2nd, everyone needs to shut up with the “putting females down” crap. Men put eachother down, kids, old people. HUMANS! The only difference is that its more noticeable when you have less girls or a big name girls in the game. Nicki Minaj is THE ONLY women in the rap game that is a BIG NAME like that, so of course you are going to notice 2 newcomers that majority of the people are talking about.

    I think if Azealia was on the cover she would STILL say something. It’s not about downing iggy’s lackluster talent, its the fact that black people are STILL sensitive to slavery. Double Standard, its fine when a black guy say it, problem when the person is White.

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  41. leSIGH

    Iggy Azalea is going to blow because 1) she is like a harder version of Fergie; 2) she’s working with TI; 3) her timing is impeccable, people are just starting to get tired of Nicki Minaj; 4) she’s White and the suburban White kids who buy all the music are going to eat this up; 5) she talks about pussy, drugs, and being arrogant.

    NOTE. I never said I actually liked her or what she represents. But she’s like a gold mine to whoever signed her in the first place.

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    Ne Reply:

    @leSIGH, you’re right. She’s marketable.

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  42. Triniti

    Banks is a fucking racist idiot who makes us all look bad. Irrelevant ass, non mf’n factor!

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    Ne Reply:

    @Triniti, She’s not being racist. She doesn’t hate white people she just does not like a WHITE person calling themselves a runaway slave master especially with THIS country(america, idk where you are) History.

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  43. bdai

    all i know is… i fux wit iggy!

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  44. Outspoken

    “Azealia Banks is the future of Music.” -Kanye West

    I rocks with both but lyrically and all of the above Iggys not fuckin with Banks and time will prove that.

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  45. Kyle

    Azealia should take a minute and think about what she’s saying. She has just as much to prove as Iggy does in this industry and she hasn’t really accomplished anything yet. Not saying she doesn’t have anything to offer, but if you display that attitude, people aren’t going to be checking for your shit…especially if you’re a new artist and you’re album isn’t even close to coming out.

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  46. BEDSTUYFLY

    I love Banks music, I think it’s refreshing and dope! BUT her slick mouth is getting on my nerves

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  47. Jenn

    i think Banks is just a hater because theres someone comin up in the game better then her. intimidation is a bitch.

    Iggy is real and shell give it to you straight the fuck up ,

    #TeamIggy:)

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    Ne Reply:

    @Jenn, Iggy is not BETTER than her, she’s PRETTIER than her.

    Azealia Banks has Talent, Iggy has the looks. That’s what that is.

    I’m not a hater, I listened to both to figure who was better and lyrically Ms. Banks wins, Visually Ms. Iggy win.

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  48. @Brass_knucklez

    This is so ignorant. People need to stop making “news” out of stupid shit. Shes CLEARLY not racist. Black people were NOT the only people to ever be enslaved and slavery DOES NOT necessarily refer to RACIAL slavery. She was being metaphorical. All rappers speak metaphorically but shes just catching grief because of her ethnicity. NOW THAT is whats really racist in this situation. I’m from the south and I have yet to meet a racist white person who would allow themselves to be happily in the company of blacks, engage in black culture and to even go as far as to allow a BLACK MAN (T.I.) to executive produce her album !!! <<<<< All of these things Iggy has done and is currently doing. She is talented and im glad XXL recognized that she deserves to be acknowledged for it unlike Banks' over-the-top bitter ass…..And Banks doesn't have to worry about people not liking her music after her statement because I already hated it before she opened her damn mouth. If you people really want to raise awareness about racial prejudice in the industry how about you come down on our own black rappers who speak openly about murdering our own and selling drugs to our own. That would seem like a bigger issue. Thanks

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  49. Bushwick_10

    While I like both, I prefer Iggy. Azealia shouldn’t be so pressed cause she was on Entertainment Weekly’s 10 Artists to look for in 2012.

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  50. Amina Gets It Poppin!

    All i’m seeing in these comments is that she said the “runaway slave master” in reference to kendrick lamar, yet yall fail to realize she put in “master” and she’s white on top of that wtf! I understand a reference but the bitch knew she was in America and its history, the fact that she’s white and said that isn’t a good look and its not a good look for yall thinking its okay cause she was referencing kendrick

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    mia Reply:

    what has American rap music come to
    lol iggy is another pretty face trash artist that lets women all over the world know you can get away with sub-par skills as long as you rely heavy on your looks
    missy need to come back and shut it down
    im tired of the corny shit.

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  51. Morgan

    They BOTH SUCK, why are they fighting?!

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  52. @iJustoriginate

    I’m just going to be honest. Azealia Banks needs to sit down. She doesn’t sound good & she’s ghetto as hell. Some of you all need to find another rapper to follow. Try Brianna @BRiANNAtheYRB. She’s in college and still raps. AND SOUNDS WAY BETTER THAN THIS TRASH.

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  53. me

    seriously who are they? and more importantly where do they get their names?

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  54. Sharp Tongue

    I’ve been a fan of Iggy for a while now and this Azealia Banks chick need to sit down really o__O.

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  55. georgia23

    Have we learned NOTHING from Nicki and Kim??? Beefing with people DEADS your career. #stopit And Azealia, you just got hot yesterday. Don’t kill your buzz before it starts. #imjustsayin

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  56. JREALNESS

    Yo Iggy is the fucking truth real talk. She is really the only female rapper that actually raps these days. Nicki Minaj is a fucking wierdo now even more then before so I can’t fucks with her. Then this Azelia Banks aint hot SHE JUST NOT… your alright and this is coming from a BLACK MAN… people need to stop being so faded and learn about Rap, poetry and word play. Obviously Banks don’t know shit about that. I think she mad cause she aint getting no hype. She probably swear its cause shes “PRO BLACK GIRL” or some shit FUCK THAT… IGGY ALL DAY… she has some work to do and some talent to show… so haters… #hateon

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    mia Reply:

    @JREALNESS, ain’t gettin no hype??
    check out banks 212 video views versus anything iggy has on youtube..them white kids eaten that shit up
    nicca have a seat your thirsty-ness got your judgment all fucked up
    iggy is pretty but lets not act like its any real unaltered talent there

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    JREALNESS Reply:

    @mia, Never thirsty trust… just real recognizes real. I did my homework and Ive listened to Banks music and actually have 212 in my iPod. Its not only Iggy’s image that is getting her noticed. Its has to be something other then that like perhaps her ARTISTRY and TALENT. Views are important if your name is Banks cause she may need that boost and that is not to say she is not talented but Iggy on the other hand… XXL MAG FRESHMAN LIST 1st lady. you can’t argue that!

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    mia Reply:

    @JREALNESS,” XXL MAG FRESHMAN LIST 1st lady. you can’t argue that!”
    lol did you see the rest of that TRASH list? you gotta be a damn fool to think that gives her any credit, hell if i was a rapper i wouldn’t even want to be included with those artist and views matter to any artist,that obviously means millions of people are listening to your music and building your brand, iggy has yet to capture that with her blah videos
    iggy image is the only thing getting her noticed. rashida,diamond nd other countless female rappers from the south been doing that rap style for decades now..i don’t see the talent at all

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    Ne Reply:

    @JREALNESS, “shes the only female that raps these days”–Nope, she just has a bit of exposure, she’s signed to tip and still don’t have a big buzz behind, even with the cover. There are females that still rap, go look for them.

    “Nicki Minaj is a fucking wierdo now even more then before so I can’t fucks with her.”– That’s understandable, I still haven’t recovered from the grammy performance.

    “Then this Azelia Banks aint hot SHE JUST NOT…”– Are you trying to say physically or by talents because she does have a big buzz brewing in America and definitely have an even bigger buzz in Europe.

    “people need to stop being so faded and learn about Rap, poetry and word play.”– I did, that’s why I am a big fan of J.Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and Wale.

    “I think she mad cause she aint getting no hype”– on the contrary, she’s getting a lot, its nice when Tip signs you, but its even better when Kanye West wants to work with you.

    “FUCK THAT… IGGY ALL DAY… she has some work to do and some talent to show…”– yes, Iggy has alot of work to do, like keeping up with the beat, making sure people actually understand what she’s saying b/c alot of people are complaining about not being about to understand (me too), talking about something that is not repetitive ( i think there’s one verse in my world that has a bunch of lines you can find in about 100 raps songs), and most important BEING HERSELF would get her a better fan base (she has a beautiful aussie accent, why won’t she stand out with it?) and work on her talent.

    Constructive Critism- that’s what it looks like, not hating at all.

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  57. OOL UH UH

    Rappers beef. Who is the best MC? The rap game was built upon this. It’s a sport. This isnt pop or r&b. Sheesh.

    Foxy and Kim Forever, though.

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  58. karao702

    Look, I love female rappers. But if you looked at the votes on the XXL page she was not mentioned once. Azalea Banks is better lyrically, period. She is too hyped up, just because she has some money behind her. I am officially convinced that as long as you got people and some dough to back you you will have some type of buzz.How she got on the Feshmen Class is beyond me when I didn’t see any votes.And I looked beyond just the first page people. Watch people are gonna make a big deal about this and everybody talking about her will just lead to her rise. If you don’t like her don’t talk about her. It will only make others interested.

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  59. Pat

    Im going to start a petition against this notalenthavingfuckingalienlookingdogsnappingdickhuggingbittttttttch…… I pretty much hate this hoe!

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  60. Oh Ok

    I have a question though.. how are you considered a rapper when your raps are written by your producer Iggy? XXL BEEN fell off and hasn’t been a credible source of HIP HOP “news” and information since 2000.

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    hero Reply:

    @Oh Ok, CO-F*CKIN-SIGN

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  61. reasonable doubt

    Kendrick Lamar- “When the relay starts I’ma runaway slave, walking on water and running on waves”

    Iggy- “finish line with the fire marks when the relay starts imma run away slaves master”

    thats is not the same thing and I dont care how she meant it if these white girls want to rap they need to respect the culture it came from..Im not going to say she is a racist but that is highly insensitive. I dont like it..my opinion

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    GTFOH Reply:

    @reasonable doubt, Thank you! Smartest comment so far.

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  62. He Said

    Can we honestly stop bickering & argueing! Its tiring. Why can’t female MCs do collabs together instead fueling dumb ass fights? Lil Kim & Nicki’s beef is old and should’ve been put down the moment it came out. The media perpetuates this just to get a rise out of the fans. Here we see 2 MCs doing there own thing how bout instead encouraging this beef we stop it. I applaud her for stating how she feels but by being a up & coming artist you’re adding fuel to fire that is female hiphop. Who says it can’t be more than 1 female MC in the game. Long Story short: Can we put the bullshit behind us and do a Ladies Night Part 2?! SERIOUSLY!

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  63. Hamilton

    iggy is the shit, but as for Miss Bank$…she needs to stop sippin so much haterade. She’s nice, but she’s coming off as the biggest hater ever.

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  64. A Realist

    She’s already making herself look like a bully. She doesn’t have that kind of clout yet. Not a good look for her.

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  65. Nicki Stan!!!!!

    I don’t think Iggy meant any harm with that line it was quoting Kendrick Lamar here’s what the line actually meant IMO

    “When the relay starts I’m a runaway slave-master
    This verse is referencing the original version of the song by Kendrick Lamar (see “Watch out for Detox”) which is saying that in the race that is life, once he/she starts running, they are doing it for their life and well-being. Alternatively, Iggy is adding the master to combat negative publicity of her being white and a submissive female, therefore she HAS to be a whack rapper (with the likes of Kreayshawn & V-Nasty) toying with those who would say such”

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  66. KOS-MOS-18

    I never hear anything from Azealia Banks other than her changing her hair color, maybe she needs to actually do shit instead of starting shit?

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  67. Last King.

    At the end of the day Iggy and that Banks broad are on the same label and you can bet who’s gonna get the best promo and have the better career. It is what it is.

    Azealia, my thing is don’t diss the people who paved a way. Kreyshawn, Nicki, and even Iggy to an extent paved the way for her to get a deal.

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    mia Reply:

    @Last King., the best promo doesn’t automatically mean the best career it takes overall public interest to get a career going and how did iggy pave the way for banks when banks got the deal first??
    you sound dumb their both comin up at the same time so no one is paving shit leave that paving title to MC lyte,queen latifah or salt and peppa..you must be on crack rocks to think any of these sucky new artist paved the way for anybody…kreayshawn? like really have a seat

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    hero Reply:

    @Last King., you must be smokin that loud if you think those reject ass hoes paved the way for anyone.

    kreashawn?!! i take that back, youre not high, you just a dumb f*ck to even mention this hoes name.

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  68. Jordan

    I personally don’t like either of them, but hey, they’re rapping now, and Nicki put them on the map again. I don’t get the discreditably Nicki gets, whether you like her or not she’s the reason these females are coming in the game, it took her to open the door for them.
    Now with an unbiased opinion, I honestly don’t know if these rappers have the skill or technique to seriously make it, but we’ll see, as long as they don’t throw shots at Nicki, I’m good. I have a feeling they will though, that’s when it’ll get messy.

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  69. GTFOH

    This Iggy girl is a FRAUD!

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    Os Reply:

    @GTFOH,why because she is white?

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    Sheek Reply:

    @Os, Yes. she is not a product of hip hop culture at all. she is some random white chick from Australia. Hip hop is a culture honey.

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    GTFOH Reply:

    @Os, She is a copycat, a fraud, a wannabe. this aint the real her. she is some random white girl australia, who mimicks black artists sound and style and now all of a sudden she’s hip hop. like i said FRAUD.

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  70. GTFOH

    “if these white girls want to rap they need to respect the culture it came from.”
    -Reasonable doubt

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  71. Tamar

    She a hater seeking attention. End of

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  72. DeidraGetsIshPoppin

    Girls yall need to stop beefing, fuck the logistics.. Anything is better than Nicki Minaj at this point so yall just do yall thing so we can get that fraud no talent sell out bitch outta the game.. To me both these chicks got skills

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    Ne Reply:

    @DeidraGetsIshPoppin, I rather take Nicki Minaj than Kreyshawn and Iggy.

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  73. Daniela Donna

    Wow dumby.. She says tire marks.. When a relay starts ima a runaway slave..master. Think about it for a sec dumby, She’s gone, she’s running when the relay starts.. Not like a runaway slave but his master. If anything she’s pointing out the tension after they were released and whose running from the tension? The slave master…. Omg some people really need to slow their roll & process info not racism. F$$$ ur couch hater

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  74. Tango P.i

    Azealia Banks sounds how she looks. Period

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  75. slickback

    personally im not convinced at all No substance, Not saying nothing other than foolishness, you see majority of americans are morons our society promotes stupidity and actually has a market for those kinds of people… sad but true she aint nothin but a pair of tits and ass with blond hair

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  76. maya

    lyrically they’re both trash.

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  77. blublac

    Never heard of this aussie lady I’m not really into female rappers although I know of a few good female ghost writers I’m ummm pro black all day no mater what I support all of us get ready for a huge explosion of trashy female rappers bcuz nicki is so frackin huge right now u know they gotta clone her ass ha ha ass is hhuge literally ha

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  78. MS662

    I have a question, what is acting black? If talking slang, using improper grammar, dressing whore-ish, and looking thuggish is black… I think I need a race change or something, I clearly do not do any of these things. Rap is not just a “black” field, do we think all whites should be country and pop singers, and blacks r&b and rap singers. I mean come on now, its 2012. 2012 was the year of change.

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    Ne Reply:

    @MS662, I have no problem with whites rapping. Have a go, but the problem is when you start trying to be something you are obviously not. I’ve heard of people having accents when they talk and then you can’t hear it too much when they sing (ex. adele), I’ve never heard it the other way around. Iggy obviously does not talk with a southern accent so why try to rap with one, its not you. I rather hear her rap with her aussie accent.

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  79. Ako

    Banks has far more views on TY that that white girl. If that is any indication of anything then Banks wins. I get what she is saying. And there doesn’t seem to be a lot of support for black women in many things. Its nice to be stood up for every now and then.

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    Ako Reply:

    @Ako, *YT

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  82. milli

    I like them both…can’t you like them both??? Banks has a right to an opinion, and Azalea can address it or ignore it(which is the better option between the two). Ppl get slayed for having an opinion that doesn’t agree with everyone else’s. But Banks hit the nail on the head with Nicki and Kreayshawn’s wack ass!!!!!!!!

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  83. dakewlest

    Azealia tweeted the other day that Kreayshawn is “mad pretty”…I highly doubt that she’d say that about someone she didn’t like…

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