Azealia Banks Denounces Iggy Azalea's Placement on XXL Freshmen List
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.