She “Tried” It: Azealia Banks Gets In Her Feelings During Twitter Feud With Erykah Badu
One of the problems with social media is that unless you’re Skyping, too many things are easily interpreted as “shade” or sarcasm. People can’t be honest about anything without the instigation of followers whose whole purpose of going on-line is to be entertained by the squabbling of celebs and no one can make a joke without following it with a bunch of smiley emojis to convey they’re ”just playing”.
Well Azealia Banks wasn’t feeling what Erykah Badu had to say about her music last Thursday as the two traded a few insults after Badu expressed that she “tried” listening to Azealia Banks. According to a a Vibe article, the exchange went a little something like this when a fan (@pradahungry) asks Ms. Badu if she ever listened to Azealia Banks:
“@pradahungry Does @fatbellybella listen to azealia banks? Always wanted to know.”
“@AZEALIABANKS @fatbellybella @pradahungry lol, what’s the shade?”
Azealia apparently didn’t appreciate that Erykah Badu wasn’t giving her work raving reviews and accused the “Window Seat” singer of being jealous:
“@AZEALIABANKS When artists grow old and begin to recognize their own mortality they throw shade at younger spirits”
“@AZEALIABANKS We see it happen ALL the time.”
“@AZEALIABANKS Whether or not you like me… You are WATCHING, and that’s what’s most important.”
Erykah Badu didn’t get what all the fuss was about and cool, calmly and collected checked Azealia:
“@fatbellybella Well s**t I did try. Maybe you’re right.. I’m just to old to get it. You cool tho?”
To which Azealia, clearly still in her feelings, responded:
“@AZEALIABANKS @fatbellybella I’m cool, I was just trying to make sure you were cool….”
“@fatbellybella @bhrisbrown lol you just keep rocking ur head wraps and buying ur musky oils off the table on 125th.”
The last comment was in reference to another fan (@bhrisbrown) who pointed out that Ms. Badu had her location turned on and was reppin “Queens”.
When will folks realize it’s OK for folks to not be a fan of your work and not be jealous or feel threatened by you. Everything is not a personal attack. If you can’t handle Twitter without your ego getting bruised, maybe you need to log out.