She’s one shady lady! Azealia Banks is reigniting her years-long feud with fellow female hip-hop star Iggy Azalea. On Tuesday, March 1, the "212" rapper lashed out at her nemesis via Twitter after Azalea discussed their contempt for each other in a new interview.
“Like, I'm about to do something SO f‑‑king petty. You're gonna be gagging all year. I'm about to take my pettiness to a whole new level,” Banks, 24, tweeted, presumably after reading the article.
Banks then delivered on her “petty” promise with her next slew of insults, which included an attack on Azalea’s recent plastic surgery as well as a not-so-subtle threat.
While Banks failed to tag Azalea, 25, in her latest rant, it’s pretty clear that she is taking aim at the “Fancy” singer. In a no-holds-barred chat with Elle Canada for their April cover story, the Australia native revealed her abhorrent (albeit honest) feelings for Banks.
“I think the Azealia Banks thing is what really started it all. We don’t like each other on a personal level, and that has gone on for many years — before the Black Lives Matter incident happened,” she said, referring to Banks' claim in February 2014 Azalea was "silent" on “black issues." At the time, Azalea responded by tweeting to Banks: "Theres more to sparking a change than trolling on social media. World issues shouldnt be used as a poor excuse to promote fan battles."
“So when I dismissed her, people started to think that I dismissed the whole movement, but I wasn’t trying to dismiss Black Lives Matter — I was trying to dismiss her because it’s our personal s‑‑t,” she added. “Even though I still hate Azealia Banks, I wish I had said it in a way that didn’t make people think I was oblivious to the movement.”
Azalea isn’t the only celeb Banks has taken issue with recently. As Us Weekly previously reported, she mocked Rihanna’s music video for "Work" on February 22, saying it was a "not as fly" a rip-off of Beyoncé’s “Baby Boy.”