Tue 27 Mar 2012
(Props to Archna at PunchBowlTV for the interview)
We’re pretty aware of the rapper fued going on between Harlem’s Azealia Banks and the Aussie Iggy Azalea. Both of these newcomer female MCs made quite a splash in 2011. Banks scooped up a deal at Universal and Iggy was signed to T.I.’s Grand Hustle, most recently.
However, Azealia was quite annoyed after XXL picked Iggy as one of their Freshman 10 rappers. She quickly fired off on Twitter and called out Iggy for being a racist. It all stems back to a song where the Iggy wrongfully referenced “Slavemaster” in a verse. Even after T.I. came to Iggy’s defense, Banks went even harder and fired off at the kang by calling him “corny.” It’s pretty clear that Iggy doesn’t want beef but it doesn’t seem like Azealia is ready to back down yet. And now to add another chapter to this story, Harlem’s A$AP Rocky has chimed in defense of his “woman?”
(5:05 min mark) “Shout out to Azealia, she’s probably mad at us, though. Her boyfriend was A$AP AV, we know her and we talk about that. Not bad, but like ‘assholes!’ [Laughs]
“They gotta cut it out, that’s some bullshit. Iggy is not racist. Trust me, trust me. That’s some bullshit. I think that’s petty for Azealia because.. c’mon don’t pick on [Iggy] because she’s white. That’s a low blow.”
Bonus: GQ Feature – Azealia Banks Has Got a Mouth on Her