Azealia Banks Calls Cardi B. Fake & Attacks Her “Black Woman’s Expression”
The outspoken rap star hit out at the chart-topping musician, calling her "fake" and saying that, while she's a fan of Cardi's single "Bodak Yellow," she doesn't believe she has the "black woman's expression." Whatever that means.
But allow Azealia to explain...
"Dont get me wrong I'm very entertained by Cardi B, and I really like 'Bodak Yellow'," she said.
"That's a really good song, but you are not that girl.
"It's just truth, it's just the truth, you know what I'm saying?
"I'm not trying to take anything from you, but you're just like — you know it's like this female rap thing, it's like a lineage.
"It's a real fire that burns in a soul, you don't have that fire.
"I'm very happy for your success and I love your come-up and I love, like, seeing you smile and having a good time.
"But this like, woman's expression, this black woman's expression... just the fire of the black woman's expression...
"You don't have it, Cardi. And you won't get it, because it's not you."
The 26-year-old then proceeded to draw a parallel between Cardi and Iggy Azalea, suggesting both rappers are just corporate creations, reigniting her feud with Iggy in the process.
She told The Black Media, "We've seen this movie before, it was called Iggy Azalea.
"You know what I mean?"
But she was not done there.
She continued, "Like, I've seen this movie before. I know exactly what you guys do. You buy a No. 1 and then you buy a Grammy, you know?
"It's just like... it's all being paid for. I'm not at all trying to take anything away from you."
Sure you aren't, Azealia!
And just to rub it in a little bit more, she added, "Shit, I'd f—ing love if someone paid for me to f—ing get an award.
"That's great. But I'm that girl. Nicki Minaj is that girl. Remy Ma is that girl.
"Cardi B is not that girl. Iggy Azalea is not that girl."
And let's not forget about the time the "212" rapper called Cardi a "poor man's Nicki Minaj."
The Bronx MC responded to that diss by posting a video of Azealia dancing to her number one song, captioining it with, "One of the reasons Bodak Yellow went #1! Cuz even the HATERS love it!"
Damn! Can anyone else hear those shots being fired?
We'll just be over here, waiting for Cardi B. to clap back.
What do you think of what Azealia said about Cardi B.? Let us know in the comments.