“Lite Skin N***as Are Funny”: Azealia Banks Goes On Rant About “ATM Jam” Collaborator Pharrell
This has been a very good year for Pharrell. Not only did he settle down and get married, but he found himself back on top musically after working with Daft Punk on their new music (“Get Lucky” and “Lose Yourself to Dance” were big hits), and of course, for the work he did on Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.” What many people might not have known though, was that the innovator teamed up with rapper Azealia Banks for a song on her upcoming album, Broke With Expensive Taste (coming out next year), called “ATM Jam.” (HEAR IT HERE) I actually have the song and think it has a great beat and some dope tongue-twisting and slick lyrics to make it a big dance hit. However, a lot of her fans allegedly didn’t like it and after a lukewarm reception post the song’s release in July, the track didn’t do well on the charts and she reportedly decided to remove it from her album tracklist. This morning she decided to share her thoughts on Twitter on why the song didn’t blow up like she thought it would, and she put the blame on one person: No, not herself, but Pharrell Williams.
“The reason ATM jam did poorly is because pharell changed his mind about wanting to be associated with me after he had his lite skin comeback”
“Lite skin niggas are funny.”
“But f**k it what’s new? Azealia banks having to scrape claw and fight for what she wants. This is normal for me now.”
“The minute I feel like I should give a f**k and stop talking s**t the good lord reminds me that no one else gives a f**k and neither shuld I”
I will say that it’s interesting that Pharrell has been all over the place, making an appearance with the other artists he has had big hits with this year. But really, if a song doesn’t blow, it might have a lot more to do with label promotion of the song and video than the people on it. And honestly, it could also be that people just weren’t feeling it. Hey, it happens! However, the last thing you want to do is start burning bridges with the folks in this industry who have a lot of power and influence. But then again, AB doesn’t “give a f**k” right?
On a side note, while dissing Pharrell, Banks showed love to Kanye West by saying that they’re like the same people; she just so happens to be the female version. Here’s what she told ELLE:
“Kanye and I are like the same person, but boy and girl. We’re pulling from the same cloud, the same inspiration. We’re both Geminis, we’re the two premier avant-gardists in Hip Hop music. It’s just me and him. I think our consciousnesses are swirling around each other in some weird kind of way.”
Would you agree?