There’s nothing quite like a rap beef, but there are some caveats to that:
It’s only fun if both parties agree to keep things thoroughly non-violent and stick to tearing each other down in song form.
So we’re not quite enjoying this Iggy Azalea vs. Azealia Banks feud yet, because they’re just taking pot shots at each other on Twitter and haven’t gotten down to the business of recording diss tracks.
But while the whole thing is interesting, this isn’t the kind of front row seats, popcorn-munching junk food feud we’re accustomed to.
Believe it or not, these ladies are debating some issues that affect all of us. It all started when Banks mentioned Iggy in a radio interview earlier today:
“In this country,” Banks said. “Whenever it comes to our things, like black issues or black politics, or black music, or whatever, there’s always this undercurrent of kinda like, ‘F-ck you…Y’all don’t really own sh-t.'”
“That Macklemore album wasn’t better than the Drake record. That Iggy Azalea sh-t isn’t better than any f–king black girl that’s rapping today.”
Iggy heard the interview, took offense, and round two of the Iggy vs. Banks feud was on.
“Special msg for Banks,” she tweeted last night. “There are many black artists succeeding in all genres. The reason you haven’t is because of your piss poor attitude.”
“Your inability to be responsible for your own mistakes, bullying others, the inability to be humble or have self-control. It’s YOU!”
“You created your own unfortunate situation by being a bigot and don’t have the mental capacity to realize it. Probably never will…That’s why you’re crying on the radio.”
“Dear Lord, I pray for this white girl,” Banks responded. “The interview was about things way beyond your mental capacity. *sighs in sophisticated black girl*”
“Itchy Areola, you are so stupid and selfish to make this about yourself in particular.”
Okay, so they took some dumb, funny jabs at each other (“Itchy Areola,” LOLZ!), but for the most part they’re operating on a higher plane than the usual celebrity gossip-tinged feud.
Leave it to the ladies to bring bring rap feuds to an intellectual level. Let’s call them both winners and make them hug!