Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, Azealia Banks gotta troll. That’s just who she is. Azealia isn’t happy unless she’s A) brutally slaughtering animals in her bedroom closet or B) shitting on someone publicly. So someone tell Bernie Sanders’ favorite rap-stress Cardi B that she’s not the only one whose feelings have been damaged by Banks. It’s sort of a rite of passage for a successful woman in the hip-hop game. Azealia went after Cardi (again) and Cardi shut down her Instagram account after posting a response, according to Billboard. She must have been really hurt because a celebrity shutting down her IG is like a hooker no longer bothering to get to her corner.
It all started when Azealia went on The Breakfast Club radio show on Friday and spent most of her appearance seemingly trying to stress Cardi out enough to induce early labor. Words were not minced as she described Cardi as an “illiterate, untalented rat” and a “caricature of a black woman.”
Azealia said that she feels that Cardi’s presence has lowered the intelligence level of the discussion begun with Beyoncé’s Lemonade.
“Two years ago, the conversation surrounding black women’s culture was really reaching an all-time high,” Banks told the radio show’s hosts, referencing Beyonce’s 2016 album, Lemonade. “There was just this really, really, really intelligent conversation going on nationally and then everything just kind of changed and then it was like Cardi B.”
I don’t know how intelligent the conversation was for everyone. Most of my male friends spent their Lemonade-era time celebrating their own majesty by Photoshopping their faces over the famous depiction of braided Beyoncé hanging regally out that car window. Ugh, gays are the worst.
Banks continued, “I’m just talking about this caricature of a black woman that black women themselves would never be able to get away with. Like, if my spelling and grammar was that bad, I’d be canceled. If Nicki Minaj spelled like that, we would be ragging on her all day.”
The Azealia who is not Igloo came off a little fickle here, seeing as she’s pissed on both Yoncé and Ms. Minaj in troll sessions past.
Cardi must have watched the clip and then waddled her pregnancy belly over to Instagram to respond.
After posting that, Cardi shut her Instagram account down. And Azealia, who really has nothing else to do, got in the last word:
There’s no need, Cardi. Come back to us. We need you on Instagram because we’re probably going to need to screenshot baby pics for the birth announcement post. Don’t worry, bully-ass Banks will be on to the next successful lady in no time. She eventually spits on everyone. It’s kind of surprising that she hasn’t gotten around to Blue Ivy Carter, Cicely Tyson, or Michelle Obama yet. There is little to no shame in her game.