Azealia Banks Throws More Shade at Beyonce: “She Needs to Stay Under Jay Z’s Foot”
It's probably hard to tell from your Twitter and Facebook timeline, but not everyone is feeling Beyonce's new visual album Lemonade. Azealia Banks was one of the first people to publicly shet on the project earlier in the week, and now the Harlem rapper is back throwing salt on Bey's name on Twitter.
Always hella active on the Twitterverse, Banks got started yesterday (April 30) with a fan who tried to validate the pop star's new album and its message. "ITS NOT. because its coming from an entertainer. she's capitalizing on a national convo, w/o actually having 2," Azealia tweeted.
From there she went on a rant on how she feels Bey not only is not genuine, but a hindrance to black women's progress. "She's purposefully strayed away from political discourse her entire career to make sure she didn't alienate white ppl," she continued. "And now that black women's suffering is a a national conversation, she wants to hop on it and make our suffering 'trendy'...she needs to stay under Jay-z's foot where she belongs, and stay out of the creative woman's way."
Then a dialogue started between Banks and author Ta-Nehisi Coates who came to Beyonce's defense. But Azealia wasn't trying to hear it. "She's not an artist, she's a poacher. she takes food out of darker skinned women's mouths & pretends to be inspired," she tweeted. "Beyonce spent her entire career purposefully avoiding "blackness" but now that it's a trend she's trying to capitalize on it."
Then there were classy gems likes these which have since been erased. "@DVNLVZU no, beyonce is not necessary to maintain anything. she's jay-z's property."
And this, "@DVNLVZU we only need beyonce to put on her stage shoes, wear her romper with the tassels, and shake that ass."
And this, "@DVNLVZU i only want to see her dance, i'm not interested in Beyonce's mind because she doesn't have one."
Well then. It's safe to say Azealia Banks won't be getting an invite to the Roc Nation Christmas party.
Check out the back-and-forth, below.
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