New Music: Azealia Banks – ‘Barely Legal’ (The Strokes Cover)

Azealia Banks

First she showed us how to do the “Harlem Shake,” and now Azealia Banks hits the dance floor with her cover of The Strokes’ “Barely Legal.” The Harlem diva reworks the band’s 2001 single with a U.K. garage twist, produced by Lindbergh Palace. She debuted the song earlier today on New Zealand radio.

She has also announced that “Yung Rapunxel,” the first single off her upcoming debut Broke With Expensive Taste, will hit iTunes on March 26.

“THE LABEL IS FINALLY GOING TO LET ME OUT OF MY CAGE! RAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH,” tweeted Banks.



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110 Comments

  1. JustCoastWitHa

    I like it, alot

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    Flossin' Reply:

    @JustCoastWitHa, The original>>>
    She has a great voice, just wish she’d do more with it (singing).

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  2. Winston Churchill

    This def has a UK Garage vibe to it.

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  3. 4 chainz

    i like azealia, but im much more excited for iggy and nicki’s albums coming out.

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    Oh Reply:

    @4 chainz, Here for Nicki, Iggy, Eve, and AB!! Especially Iggy

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    fasdfas Reply:

    @Oh, HATER! how you not gonna mention the Queen of Rap : Lil’ Kim

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    :) Reply:

    @fasdfas, why even? she’s using her artist to try and get a buzz.. smh

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    ShittingOnBitches Reply:

    @fasdfas, Because she is Irrelevant. Prove me wrong, and I don’t want to hear any old shit. I want to hear current things she doing successfully to re-build her carrer, cause I damn surely haven’t seen any of her singles on The Charts

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    welp Reply:

    @4 chainz, Agreed! Nicki, Iggy, Eve, Missy!

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    Purple Oak Carter Reply:

    @welp, yes IGGY been putting that fiyah out!
    whoever does her beats has a great ear…cus her beats go harder than a mutha!

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    Flossin' Reply:

    @Purple Oak Carter, But that voice is atrocious.

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    :) Reply:

    @4 chainz, here for IGGY and eve.. i wanna hear what nicki’s sound like too.. if it sounds like the re-up.. i’m down for it

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  4. Pretty Pretty AB

    This song is so great! Plus she has a release date for Yung Rapunxel. Gonna be a good year for her!

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  5. BiteJessy

    I’m more excited about the queen LilKim album which is expected to drop this summer

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    vmili Reply:

    @BiteJessy, music is music, you can like more than one person, you don’t have to tell everyone who you love the most
    sick of people always bringing up other’s for no reason
    GTFO

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    AAA Reply:

    @vmili, thank u, it’s annoying

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    randy Reply:

    @vmili, thanks for sonning her. she deserved that

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    MinajRules2013 Reply:

    @BiteJessy, yeah right that bytch ain’t neva releasing an album

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  6. vmili

    she has a pretty singing voice
    BUT i don;t come to rap up for this type of music :/

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  7. kurtis_Shane

    I love she’s a MC that can actually sing!

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  8. WonderLand19

    Nice. I really like this girl. she is talented.

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  9. QUEEN MINAJ

    wow so now she sings?

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    mumi Reply:

    @QUEEN MINAJ, shut the fuck up already, waste.

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    QUEEN MINAJ Reply:

    @mumi, bitch dont come for me
    when your album going to drop bitches never can say :/
    she knew she couldnt release a single when miss minaj is slaying the charts

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    Jacksmith Reply:

    @QUEEN MINAJ, PISS OFF YOUR LAST 2 SINGLES FLOPPED AND SO DID THE RE-RELEASE #CLAPBACK

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    QUEEN MINAJ Reply:

    @Jacksmith, starships still sold 7.2 million i dont give a fuck if ever single flopped 7.2 million makes up for it :)
    re-up is up to 820,000 sold since today :) but you tried

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    QUEEN MINAJ Reply:

    @Jacksmith, oh wait did any of miss banks were successful in the us? #clapback
    did her ep went gold #clapback

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    Jacksmith Reply:

    @QUEEN MINAJ, Stop comparing a new artist to an artist that is 4 years old!! Did nicki’s playtime is over sell a million copies? no now pls take a seat

    QUEEN MINAJ Reply:

    @Jacksmith, umm playtime is over was a mixtape and not an EP released on itunes :/
    you keep trying but you can’t :(

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    Jacksmith Reply:

    @QUEEN MINAJ, EP’s do shit anyway and didnt the re-up sell 35k and that was kind of an EP? BITCH in your face

    QUEEN MINAJ Reply:

    @Jacksmith, lmaooo it was kind of like an ep
    not an ep is entirely new music released by itself.
    like lana del rey EP
    and lady gagas EP
    nicki minaj was a re-release
    like katy perry re-release
    and eminems re-release
    which is the same album with 3-6 new songs.
    YOU STILL COMING BUT YOU CANT

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    Jacksmith Reply:

    @QUEEN MINAJ, Apart from the fact lana EP sold way more 66k ! Admit it your fav flopped

    QUEEN MINAJ Reply:

    @Jacksmith, lmaoo you is what we call a PUSSY so now you want bring lana del rey’s numbers in this
    i thought it was azelia banks?
    did lana sell a 7.2 million single?

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    Jacksmith Reply:

    @QUEEN MINAJ, Are you fucking dumb? your the one that brought lana,gaga and katy perry in here? I actually feel so sorry for you brain? Dumbest hoe ever

    A Bad Bitch Reply:

    @QUEEN MINAJ, you really need to stop hating on other female rappers.You have nothing else to do, but that!

    And Azealia’s debut studio album is coming this month, her EP was released on May 28, 2012,and her mixtape was released on July 11, 2012!

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    John Reply:

    @QUEEN MINAJ, she’s been singing for a while now?

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    QUEEN MINAJ Reply:

    @John, i wasnt trying to throw shade i was just stating a comment and it wasnt even a negative one

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    Myers Reply:

    @QUEEN MINAJ, I dont use this bish but yes she sings and damn better than Nicki dry ass weak ass vocals ever could get on you tube dummy and look at Adookie Banks singing VALERIE ! get cho life bum! LMFAO

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    QUEEN MINAJ Reply:

    @Myers, lmaoo so you want to throw shade
    have you heard nicki sing live with katy perry
    yeah she out shined katy.
    but anyways you got pretty big balls to come for me when your fave hasnt even sold 500,000 of nothing

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    HoneyBooBoo Reply:

    @QUEEN MINAJ, Queen Minge your fave is a CUNT! I hear she is rocking pasties in the French Montana video YAWN..hahahaha she better be cutting the REAL Queen several cheques! Anyway this conversation is OVER. Have several seats! BYE!

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    QUEEN MINAJ Reply:

    @HoneyBooBoo, lil kim was not the only one rocking pasties and she deff didnt invent them so seat dog.
    anywho you still stan for child with your IQ

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    ShittingOnBitches Reply:

    @HoneyBooBoo, lmao cut that shit out! Lil Kim did originally start the “wearing pasties on the tit” trend. So wear are you going with this?

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    NickiLyrics Reply:

    @ShittingOnBitches, Anything Kim can do Nic can do BETTER! Proves point. & Nic aint the only rapper out that wears pasties, AB does too. & why y’all space bars so pressed? Nic been wearing pasties and even said it.

    “Pink Friday at Macy’s, thongs and some pasties. Yo what other female rapper in there cause I must have missed it.”

  10. QUEEN MINAJ

    *SCANS BILLBOARD HOT 100 FOR AZELIA BANKS*
    ERROR NO ENTRIES FOUND
    ****DEAD*****

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    Jacksmith Reply:

    @QUEEN MINAJ, *SCANS BILLBOARD HOT 100 FOR FREEDOM OR THE BOYS* Failed to chart even #girlbye

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    QUEEN MINAJ Reply:

    @Jacksmith, sold more than azelias EP that is for sure
    and they both entered the hip hop and rap charts so you failed :/

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    Jessica Reply:

    @QUEEN MINAJ,

    Why the f do you have to always create drama? This is a Azealia banks song, two totally different artists!

    Negative cnt. Do you think Nicki thinks about u? Csres? Nah. So go buy 10x albums and keep her rich. Bitch

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    QUEEN MINAJ Reply:

    @Jessica, im sorry jessica but you see when bitches come for me like miss azealia i have to throw shade

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    M Reply:

    @QUEEN MINAJ, Go listen to Nicki & the the fuck out of here hoe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Jacksmith Reply:

    @QUEEN MINAJ, WHAT A FUCKING FLOP AND ITS SUPPOSE TO BE HER PRIME TIME? FAIL

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    QUEEN MINAJ Reply:

    @Jacksmith, but you still havent named an azelia banks rap record that has gone gold yet alone platinum.
    and dont dare to say anything about pop
    because azelia tracks are dance a electro influenced.

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    ShittingOnBitches Reply:

    @QUEEN MINAJ, Your stating straight facts, these bitches just won’t admit she winning

    Jacksmith Reply:

    @QUEEN MINAJ, It is suppose to be Nicki’s prime time and she is still bubbling under 100? That is a fail

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    QUEEN MINAJ Reply:

    @Jacksmith, lol dude stop please your making a fool of yourself
    starships 7.2 million sold
    pound the alarm platinum
    vava voom plat
    beez in the trap gold (850,000) sold to date
    RE-UP (820,000 us 1,500,000 ww)
    sweetie she is not failing in any way
    if a single doesnt do good thats find she still got plaques for her other singles :)

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    Jacksmith Reply:

    @QUEEN MINAJ, Oh so now your comparing shitty pop record that will always sell to rap records? Are you disable?

    Zack Reply:

    @QUEEN MINAJ, in what way is this about Nicki Minaj?

    I see what you mean, but sold records and albums arent everything. Great songs have failed to sell good, while horrible ones, like starships and va va voom, sell really good.

    QUEEN MINAJ Reply:

    @Jacksmith, um moment 4 life is double platinum thats 2 million
    your love is platinum thats 1 million
    right thru me is gold
    did it on em is gold
    fly is platinum
    so she sell rap records :/
    dont make me bring her worldwide numbers and her features please you going to look stupid

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    Jacksmith Reply:

    @QUEEN MINAJ, Half of them are recors are pop ! Her raps records go gold only with a massive video ! Flop bitchh

    Oh Reply:

    @Jacksmith, When has AB ever even entered Billboard, her fans have nothing to show for AB or to compare Nicki with so all they can do IS bring up Nicki’s flopped singles, lets see what AB is gonna do…

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    QUEEN MINAJ Reply:

    @Oh, thats what i meant she released an ep none of the singles entered the billboard 100.
    not even bubbling under the hot 100.

    Jacksmith Reply:

    @Oh, I like how this is QUEEN MINAJ? She had to make a fake id bless her life

    NickiLyrics Reply:

    @Jacksmith, I find your comment funny about freedom & the boys not being on billboard. But where’s Va Va Voom? ON BILLBOARD! Where’s Azealia or any other female rapper? NOT ON BILLBOARD! *Shots fired, RE-UP & RELOADS*

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    ShittingOnBitches Reply:

    @Jacksmith, what the hell do you mean, when AB doesn’t even have a damn single on Billboard.. #ComeAgain?

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    Zack Reply:

    @QUEEN MINAJ, searching for a fuck to give……..
    Fuck not found

    dont really like Azelea either, but its not important whether songs reach Billboard hot 100 or not. It can be a great song/album without reaching Billboard. Great songs havent reached Billboard top 100, while its filled with horrible songs

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    QUEEN MINAJ Reply:

    @Zack, irony since you decided to reply but yet you said no fucks are given ……
    i agree with you on that azelia’s ep was actually good i liked it but noone bought it….
    she need to stop the feuds and maybe she can be on the top with me :)

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    keep it real Reply:

    @Zack, yeah but just cos a song hits billboard doesn’t mean it’s shit. At the end of the day Azealia is her own artist and good luck to her, I think BWET is gonna slay.. HOWEVER, no one can deny Nicki’s superiority in female rap at this precise moment and this came about through Pink Friday…she merely reinforced it with Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded so IF your argument is that she got big off Starships, then that’s incorrect.

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    QUEEN MINAJ Reply:

    @keep it real,
    pink friday roman reloaded was a commercial mess.
    she was releasing too many things doing so much stuff at once.
    imma keep it real and say nicki is dumb for starting her tour worldwide
    but she still sold 1.5 mill ww
    so im proud ;)

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    HoneyBooBoo Reply:

    @QUEEN MINAJ, Pink Friday AKA #garbage. Queen Minge you are actually embarrassing!!!! Stanning for this talentless hoe! I mean when has that child ever been in a trap! Conversation over take those seats honey as you’ve just been cleaned! BYE!!!!!

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    QUEEN MINAJ Reply:

    @HoneyBooBoo, lmaoo what are you talking about.
    you stan for honey boo boo so your comment is now invalid.

    james strife Reply:

    @QUEEN MINAJ, i say azealia is doing pretty well for not having an album out yet…. lol and shes only 21 nicki is 30 hahaha

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    QUEEN MINAJ Reply:

    @james strife, lmaoo nicki has done so much more than lil kim in her 17 years career.

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    A Bad Bitch Reply:

    @QUEEN MINAJ, No entries found for her,because you typed her name wrong!It’s Azealia Banks, not Azelia Banks!

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  11. Anthony.

    Now this sounds RIGHT ! I love her voice and I love the vibe

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  12. Kese

    Why no female rap unity?? I love azealia, nicki, iggy, Kim… All of them… Except for Kreyshawn. As for the song, I like it even though I was expecting to hear bars.

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    Oh Reply:

    @Kese, Kreayshawn is better than Iggy all day

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  13. azealiastan

    @QUEEN MINAJ, lol you’re clreay an undercover Azealia fan. Azealia Can sing, Rap, Dance and act. Nicki is 30 Azealia is 21. Nicki was flipping burgers at 21. End of.

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    QUEEN MINAJ Reply:

    @azealiastan, i like azelia i never said i didnt
    so your comment plain dumb.
    your 21 now and sucking my d***

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    ,. Reply:

    @azealiastan,Nicki never flip burgers,but she was at the bottom yes,thats were she started and now she is at the top..so what is your point?

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    A Bad Bitch Reply:

    @azealiastan, i agree!

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    ShittingOnBitches Reply:

    @azealiastan, First off Nicki is 29 her birth year is 1984. Im going to need for you to stay off Wikipedia and do your reasearch to learn your own facts because 25% of the information on there is false HAVE A NICE DAY!

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    A Bad Bitch Reply:

    @ShittingOnBitches, No, she’s not gonna turn 29 this year.She lied about her age and about her sexuality.Don’t trust everything Nicki says!

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  14. yourboycelebrity

    I love everything about her! Long as she keeps making music for her fans, and not for selling records!

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  15. AAA

    I really like this!

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  16. Woosah

    Still waiting for this bitch to drop some original, official music.

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  17. Kevin

    wow she has a great singing voice i love the whole uk gararge sound it has. can’t wait for yung rapunxel to hit the net march 26th and i’m dying to have broke with expensive taste in my hands.the yung rapunxel video is gonna be on some nexte level shit.

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  18. QUEEN MINAJ

    AZELIA GIRL
    IM FEELING THIS BUT YOU GOT TO STEP IT UP I
    I WANT YOU HERE AT THE TOP WITH ME
    SO WE CAN BOTH DISS LIL KIM

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    randy Reply:

    @QUEEN MINAJ, you have too much time with not enough to do

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    QUEEN MINAJ Reply:

    @randy, you too hence you replied to my comment :/

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  19. valerie

    this is really dope

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  20. Freedom

    I like it I wasn’t feeling bbd Harlem shake angel diss but this yes

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  21. Boomkatkat

    Anyone who don’t think this song is good is late! Ya mad ya not doing what she’s doing. She’s livin her dream, while ya home worryin about when ya gonna get ya next pay check! Pussies!

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  22. uhk

    the song is good I wish she had rap in it but still good and please don’t associate that dumbass QueenMinaj person with TM that person is pure ignorance. I noticed its comments on a lot of other female rappers and Nic’s music posted on rapup and the person behind it is just stupid. No hard feelings tho :)

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    QUEEN MINAJ Reply:

    @uhk, honey you got sometime to say then say it to me.
    how am i ignorant im just a stan stop taking it personal i havent even said anything negative about the song
    if anything im helping this post to be popular.

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    Fhead Reply:

    @QUEEN MINAJ, Bitch please…

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    FFT Reply:

    @QUEEN MINAJ, It’s stans like you who make us hate your faves even more. Don’t you only get one hour to use the computer at the library, though? You should stop wasting time.

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    QUEEN MINAJ Reply:

    @FFT, lol honey you should know.

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  23. kate

    omg !!!! dopeeeee. go girl

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  24. kate

    azealiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa yreaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh

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  25. Jarone

    I am both a hardcore Nicki and Azealia Banks fan, and people like “QUEEN MINAJ” makes me ashamed of the type of fan base that Nic has… ffs just let both artists be, they’re both great. Leave it at that.

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    A Bad Bitch Reply:

    @Jarone, i agree with you!

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    QUEEN MINAJ Reply:

    @Jarone, honey im trolling i love azealia banks.
    plus i never said anything negative about her

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    ShittingOnBitches Reply:

    @Jarone, i agree, but in the media and critics itself they make it diverse to the point where it comes to that when it doesn’t even have to be.

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  26. Hugh

    Great singer

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  27. Tyrek

    I’m addicted to this song.

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    EL Reply:

    @Tyrek, SAME! Such a good job executing this one!

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  28. NickiLyrics

    “Is it me or did Nic put these rap bitches on the map again?”

    “They’ll never thank her for opening door, but they ain’t even thank Jesus when he died on a cross”

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    mumi Reply:

    @NickiLyrics, shut up.

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    NickiLyrics Reply:

    @mumi, Seems like somebody can’t take the truth. Hahaha go cry to your mumi lmao

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  29. life

    wow , shes talented

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  30. prounkd uk british man & Woman

    nice singing voice maybe too many people don’t like it and some of them do like it, they making alot of Joke about her singing voice LOL

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