Azealia Banks Criticizes Nicki Minaj for Working With 6ix9ine
In a series of Instagram stories today (July 25), Banks called out Nicki for working with someone convicted of a sex crime involving a minor, describing it as a "slap [to] all of your 8-15 year old fans and their moms in the face."
6ix9ine pleaded guilty in 2015 to one charge of using a child in a sexual performance. One of three videos posted on social media that prompted the charge reportedly depicted the "Gotti" rapper, then 18, humping a nude 13-year-old girl. He claimed innocence in a March interview on The Breakfast Club.
On Sunday (July 22), Tekashi released his latest song "Fefe," featuring a guest verse from Nicki. Three days later, Barbie announced that Tekashi will be joining her and Future on their upcoming world tour.
Banks compared the moves to working with David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. "It’s like this whole YouTube culture taken over music and everyone is going against their better judgment to try and cash in on it," she wrote. "I’m convinced some rappers would collab with David Duke if they felt it would chart. Despicable."
The "Anna Wintour" rapper last dissed Minaj for donning a mermaid outfit in her "Bed" video, which she argued bit Azealia's sea punk aesthetic. You can read a selection of her latest comments on Instagram below.
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