Azealia Banks Slams Beyonce Again: ‘She’s Needs to Stay Under Jay Z’s Foot’
Okay, it’s official. Azealia Banks doesn’t like Beyonce. In a series of heated tweets, the malcontented rhymer slammed the R&B superstar for "capitalizing on black women’s suffering" with her visual album, Lemonade.
It all started when Banks addressed a fan who praised Queen Bey’s album for being empowering to Black women.
“ITS NOT. because its coming from an entertainer. she’s capitalizing on a national convo, w/o actually having 2,” she tweeted.
The 24-year-old rhymer then went on to questioned Beyonce's authenticity when it came to participating in real dialogue about black women's issues.
"[She] purposefully strayed away from political discourse her entire career to make sure she didn't alienate white ppl," she contends. "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," she added.
Banks then responded to famed journalist-author Ta-Nehisi Coates who also praised Beyonce’s album as well.
“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.”
A few days prior, Banks went on her Twitter account to denounce Beyonce's Lemonade. The Harlem rapper said the album reinforces a negative stereotype about black women as always being sad and downtrodden.
Clearly, Azealia Banks is not afraid of the BeyHive.
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