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Azealia Banks had an unexpected viral hit in 2011 with "212," and in the years since she's followed it up with...nothing.

Sure, the occasional Twitter feud kept her in the news (the Azealia vs. T.I. tweet beef back in June is the stuff of online legend), but Banks refused to drop any new music until she was released from her stifling record deal.

Well, that day finally came last week, and the Harlem-based MC hit the ground running.

Banks debuted "Heavy Metal and Reflective" online the same day that longtime rap rival Nicki Minaj was set to drop her latest single, an act of war that may have forced Minaj to delay the release of "Anaconda."

Now, Azealia's premiered the surprisingly action-packed video for "Heavy" just one day after "Anaconda" hit the web. Industry insiders have been calling Banks the future for years, and it seems clear she's intent on making Nicki a thing of the past.

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There's been a lot of speculation today as to why Nicki Minaj postponed the release of her new single "Anaconda," but most of it doesn't make much sense.

After all, Minaj garnered a huge amount of online buzz when the "Anaconda" cover art was released last week. Nicki's booty-ful pose caused such a stir online that the "Anaconda" memes still show no sign of stopping:

The Original
The booty that launched a thousand memes.

What could possibly stop her from capitalizing on that sort of free publicity? Surely, it doesn't have anything to do with Nicki doing cameo voice work for the Cartoon Network show Steven Universe as some sources have suggested.

No, we're guessing only one thing would stop Nicki from sticking with her original agenda: a challenge from a formidable rap rival who could conceivably embarrass Nicki by outselling her without a fraction of the press and promotions enjoyed by "Anaconda."

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The 2014 World Cup isn't the only thing going on in Brazil right now. As the video for T.I.'s new single "No Mediocre" shows us, Iggy Azalea is in Rio gettin' her twerk on!

The lead track from Tip's forthcoming album Paperwork: The Motion Picture is already famous as the song that ignited the ongoing T.I.-Azealia Banks feud.

But T.I. and Iggy are clearly none too concerned with haters back home as they flirt, twerk and rap about, um...proper feminine grooming habits.

If you missed it, the song title prompted Azealia Banks to take shots at T.I. and his family, tweeting, "U say u want no mediocre... but have u seen your wife?"

Tip understandably didn't take kindly to Banks' unprovoked diss and the ensuing war of words has made for one of the most amusing and unexpected celebrity feuds of 2014.

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Azealia Banks is coming for Lady Gaga. Again.

Previously, Banks said Gaga aped her mermaid look for the 2013 iTunes Festival. This time, the rapper insists Gaga stole the song "Red Flame" from her.

She's calling out the ARTPOP icon on Twitter:

Azealia Banks and Lady Gaga

"@ladygaga make sure u let them know where u got the title for red flame from. U stole that from the demo I sent u," she tweeted earlier this week. "Life is great."

"You can have it. Plenty more where that came from."

"Seriously ... This one is free. Next time I'm charging."

Banks, two-word, hilarious parting shot? "Team Katy."

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Warning: The following video is chock full of lyrics that are not safe for work or wife.

Azealia Banks has come out with the official music video for "Liquorice," something she considers a warm-up act before releasing a mix tape titled "Fantasea" that the female rapper describes as so "New York" and so "raw."

Says Banks of criticism that has come her way:

“I’m that rap girl who’s out here and doesn’t have another rapper behind her, but she’s got all this mouth and she’s all over the place... Rap dudes, keep talking sh-t and I'ma keep popping sh-t. I'm just reactive and I say what I have to say and I keep it moving... It's not going to change."

That's good. You should always remain true to your real self.

"Fantasea" will hit stores and iTunes next month.

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