Fresh on the scene without a hit single or album under her belt yet, rap newcomer Azealia Banks has been coming for everybody in the game. First she went at it with Iggy Azalea (and her manager T.I.), then she had some choice words for Kreayshawn, she made a few catty remarks about Nicki Minaj, and now she’s beefing with Lil’ Kim.
Over the weekend, Azealia pulled a Tamar Braxton and got all in her feelings when she felt like Lil’ Kim slighted her on a rap collabo. On Saturday she sent out a subliminal tweet about the situation saying:
“It really sucks when someone you respect and admire is trying to act brand new when all u did was reach out and try to work.. I can’t lie.. My little feelings are hurt. Women are so petty…. But whatever… Your loss.. Not mine.”
“Okay so true tea is that Lil Kim got mad that I wrote a verse for her on a record I wanted her on.
Everyone knows Lil Kim doesn’t write her own raps and I saw this as a faster more efficient way of getting the track done.
She then had her assistant write me some long A$$ offensive email about how Lil Kim writes her own raps and doesn’t need anyone’s help.
So….. My question was and is still… IS SHE DOING THE TRACK?
Who cares about what you use to do…. WILL YOU DO THE TRACK??!
All this extra sh-t is stupid. Keep closing your own doors ma. @lilkim
There is no beef. At all.”
No beef? Really. Kim’s reps took the high road in responding to Azealia’s claims, which they say are pretty much fabricated, then they hit the nail on the head about the real reason this child is stirring up so much ish: “It honestly seems that someone from azealia’s team would rather have her fans buy into manufactured drama instead of buying music.”
“Earlier today a press release went out making a claim that there was friction between Hip Hop Icon ‘Lil Kim’ and aspiring hip artist azealia banks. The release comes as a surprise to our team, being that my client and azealia have NEVER spoke to one another or met AT ALL. Kim was actually very flattered azealia’s public admiration for her, which is why it’s so hard to understand how someone who claims to be a true Lil Kim fan could flip the script so easily on someone who was supposedly their idol.
“It is also VERY interesting that NO ONE from her team made any attempts to reach out to anyone from our team to voice any concerns or problems that they may have had. I have NEVER heard of anyone having a conflict with someone they have NEVER met with or personally spoke with. We have no idea what they are referencing and have no desire to discuss the matter any further as there is nothing to talk about. It honestly seems that someone from azealia’s team would rather have her fans buy into manufactured drama instead of buying music. Kim knows nothing of any beef, and furthermore has had nothing but nice things to say about her. We don’t know what this is and will not address this any further. It seems that this is another sad attempt by someone trying to use my client for publicity. We wish her nothing but the best.”
Later in the day, Azealia continued to send out sloppy tweets threatening Kim about using any of her lyrics on her album then seemingly backtracking and telling her she should just do the verse an egging her on saying I know you want to. Um, even if she did at first there’s about a 0.3% chance of her doing it now that Azealia completely switched up from admiring the rapper to accusing her of not even writing her own raps. I really just want this little girl to sit down somewhere, matter of fact stand in a booth somewhere and actually make a song instead of sitting on Twitter talking ish all the time.
Do you think Azealia is killing her career before it really even starts?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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