The Essential Diss Tracks Of 2013 So Far
Angel Haze Versus Azealia Banks
Date: January 3
Best Lyric: “Bitch put an album out, I think my album’s more done than yours/And I just started a week ago” – Angel Haze
Azealia Banks never bites her tongue when something is on her mind. She had a lot to say about rappers who fake represent New York, who aren’t actually born and raised here. Angel Haze, who is actually from Michigan, but is now based in L.A., took it as a subliminal diss because she has a song called “New York.” There back and forth continued through more insults. Haze released a song called “On The Edge,” which contained some strong shots at Banks. The Harlem rapper responded with “No Problems,” and then was followed by Haze releasing “Shut The Fuck Up.” Things got awkward when Perez Hilton inserted himself during a Twitter spat and sided with Haze. It led Banks to call him a “messy faggot” and the beef escalated into a larger issue involving homophobia in hip-hop. While Haze called it quits after her response, Banks wanted to get the last word. Apparently, it wasn’t the right choice.