T.I. and Azealia Banks Exchange Insults Over Radio and Twitter
What started as a minor beef between Azealia Banks and Iggy Azalea has now seemingly evolved into a feud between T.I. and Banks.
“I mean I know they’re going through their thing, but the fact that she’s speaking upon me and mine and – I never – I ain’t even see it,” T.I. said on WGCI’s Tony Sculfield & The Morning Riot show, after being informed about some of Banks’s previous tweets about him. “That is what I consider – And excuse my language, but that’s bitch shit. You know what I’m saying? I’m a man.”
Banks did not wait long to respond. “T.i .... Please shut the fuck up about this. Like seriously quit it,” the Harlem native tweeted Monday (April 23). “Funny how you have plenty of time to address me but have nothing to say to the dudes who been calling u at as a snitch forever. It’s dead… The streets already know what kind of dude you are. Stop making yourself look softer by dragging this out. What a fucking clown.”
The feud between Banks and Azalea dates back to February 28, the day XXL’s 2012 Freshman Class cover was revealed. Banks was not pleased to see Iggy as one of the chosen artists. As a result, Azalea and Tip went on to address Banks’ criticism soon after, but would dismiss it afterwards, for the most part. That is when Banks really started to address T.I.’s involvement. A$AP Rocky, a friend of both femcees, campaigned for the feud to end, as previously reported by XXLmag.com.
Eve, on the other hand, did not comment on the feud between Banks and Azalea, but did give her synopsis on each femcee. “I like Azealia Banks. I think her style is dope. If you listen to her lyrics, she knows how to wordplay, and I think that’s cute.” E-V-E also went on to say, “I’m not really into the Iggy Azalea chick. I can’t really fuck with her music, but her look is crazy. I just can’t believe it.”
Tip recently called into DJ Whoo Kid’s Shade 45 show and re-emphasized the same thoughts he spoke about on WGCI. “Listen, I really don’t know anything about like – Like, you know, blogs, gossip and that kind of stuff, man,” Tip asserted when asked if Eve’s comments were out of context. “I think that’s – Excuse my language, that’s bitch shit. You know what I’m saying? I stay true to the guy code. You know what I’m saying? And, I do what men do. That’s feminine.”
“You ain’t got no business addressing me,” Tip advised Banks, in his WGCI interview, before her most recent tweets. “Get your man to address me. If you got a man, get him to address me, and he and I can speak on it. But you and me, keep dealing with that woman. Y’all handle that. Me and you, we ain’t got nowhere to go with that. I do what men do.”–Christopher Minaya