Azealia Banks Says Cardi B Is A ‘Caricature Of A Black Woman’ And Harms Black Women’s Consciousness
Whether her opinion is popular or not, Azealia Banks will never hesitate to share it. Fellow female rapper Cardi B is considered the people’s champ and has received constant support from her hip-hop comrades, except for Banks. During a visit to The Breakfast Club, Banks explained why she is not a fan of this year’s breakout star.
“Two years ago, the conversation surrounding black women’s culture was really reaching an all-time high, and we were really like discussing our power amongst ourselves, and, you know, Beyoncé came out with Lemonade,” she told the Breakfast Club hosts. “There was just this really, really, really intelligent conversation going on nationally and then everything just kind of changed and then it was like Cardi B.”
She then went on to describe how Cardi B is a parody of a black woman and is able to get away with things that she can’t.
“I’m just talking about this caricature of a black woman that black women themselves would never be able to get away with”, she said. “Like, if my spelling and grammar was that bad, I’d be canceled. If Nicki Minaj spelled like that, we would be ragging on her all day.”
But the Cardi slander didn’t stop there. The “Anna Wintour” rapper continued justifying her comments about the mom-to-be via Twitter, saying how she is becoming famous by capitalizing off of negative stereotypes of black women.
“You’re illiterate, you’re baby mama 4/5 to [a] man who has women crawling out of the woodworks with kids, videos of your n—a f–king other women…you’re a real life episode of Maury sis…” She continued, “The fact that your overall statistic-ness is being merited as success is a clear indication that the suits backing you are using you as a weapon against black women’s consciousness and culture.”
Once Cardi saw what was being said, she clapped back and refused to be apologetic about who she is.
“I never asked to be a [sic] example or a role model,” she wrote via Instagram. “This is coming from a woman that bleached her skin but want to advocate. GOODBYE. I’m not apologizing or killing myself because of who I am.”
Banks’ Twitter has mysteriously disappeared since she snapped on Cardi.