Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks' Racially Fueled Twitter War Gets Nasty: All the Details

Rappers once again battle over social media after Banks reignites fighting flame with Hot 97 interview

By Rebecca Macatee Dec 19, 2014 3:01 PMTags
Azealia Banks, Iggy AzaleaPaul Redmond/WireImage/Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Forget taking it to the streets—Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks are battling it out through their tweets!

The rappers continued their tradition of tearing each other apart on Twitter Friday, but this time the racially-charged beef got even uglier than before. This time, it was Banks' interview with Hot 97 which set things off again.

"I feel like in this country, whenever it comes to our things, like black issues or black politics or black music or whatever, there's always this undercurrent of kinda like a 'f--k you," she said. "That Iggy Azalea s--t isn't better than any f--king black girl that's rapping today...The Grammys are supposed to be accolades of artistic excellence. Iggy Azalea is not excellent."

This didn't set well with with Azalea, who issued a "Special msg for banks" on Twitter. "There are many black artists succeeding in all genres," she wrote. :The reason you haven't is because of your piss poor attitude...Your inability to be responsible for your own mistakes, bullying others, the inability to be humble or have self control. It's YOU!"

"you created your own unfortunate situation by being a bigot and don't have the mental capacity to realize yet," she added. "Probably never will."

"Now! rant, Make it racial! make it political! Make it whatever," Azalea continued, "but I guarantee it won't make you likable & THATS why ur crying on the radio."

"Enjoy continuing to bang your head against that metaphoric brick wall & Savor this attention. I'm the only way you get ANY," she tweeted. "You're poisonous and I feel genuinely sorry for you because it's obvious at this point you are a MISERABLE, angry human being. Regards!"

Banks fired back, tweeting, "Dear LordT (sic), I Pray for this Clueless White Girl...None of this will make sense to her until she herself has children with a black man and has to deal with having black children in America."

"The interview was about things way beyond your mental capacity," Banks wrote. "You have absolutely no place to comment."

"Itchy Areola, you are so stupid and selfish to make any of this about yourself in particular," Banks wrote. "My tears had absolutely nothing to with you and everything to do with society and the media in general."

Banks then tweeted the rapper by name: "@Iggyazalea do you know what a minstrel is? Because that's what you are....." She then posted a photo example of a white person wearing blackface on a variety show poster. Yikes.

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