Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Cunt of the Week: Azealia Banks

"It's a-okay to be a cunt!"

I'll bet many of you read the title of this blog post and said "Who the what?" and planned to keep on scrolling. Well don't. Because even if you don't know who Azealia Banks is, you should get familiar with her legendary cuntitude.

ABanks is a female rapper who had one mild hit, "212", back in 2011 but has yet to release her debut album. So she's already dangerously close to cornering one-hit wonder territory, except that nobody even knows who the hell she is.

That's why it's so puzzling that this motherfucker thinks she can pick a fight with pretty much any celebrity under the sun. Her serial feuding has rightfully earned her the title Cunt of the Week. (Although, as the self-proclaimed "Cunt Queen," she probably won't mind this.) But I won't leave you hanging for much longer. Let's take a look at some of those feuds, shall we?

Angel Haze

In January 2013, Azealia tweeted, "Seriously, if you were not born and raised in NY.... DON'T CLAIM NY. YOU ARE NOT A NEW YORKER." This ignited a feud between her and fellow female rapped Angel Haze, who took the tweet as a personal aim. While Angel certainly takes the blame for using some unsavory language, the feud led to Azealia's first public fallout with...

Perez Hilton

When the gossip blogger sided with Angel in the aforementioned feud, Azealia took the Twitter and called him "a messy faggot." She insisted she did not use the slur in a homophobic manner, and cited her own bisexuality as a result. She initially refused to backtrack, but later apologized to anyone who was offended, except Perez himself.

Kreayshawn

Rapper Kreayshawn retweeted a PornHub video that used "212" and captioned it "I guess that cunt gettin' eaten." (For those of you who don't know, the song has a lyric very similar to that.) ABanks took this display of support as an attack, and tweeted that Kreayshawn was a "dumb bitch" who "can't rap." Kreayshawn attempted to explain the misunderstanding, but Azealia was having none of it. They publicly reconciled a few months later.

Iggy Azalea

You might think this feud started based on their similar monikers, but that isn't the case. One day, Miss Banks just randomly tweeted, "And fuck Iggy Azalea, I had a song called 'Pussy' before she ever did... It's better." Iggy responded by tweeting, "The best thing you can be is humble, because it's not about who did it first; it's about who did it better." Azealia fired back, "Fuck white girls. They are privileged and shouldn't be allowed to rap, because rap is black culture."

Later, Iggy became the first female to grace XXL's coveted Freshman Class issue, prompting Azealia to cry racism, saying that she wasn't "anti white girl," just "pro black girl." Iggy responded by saying she was "pro people."

T.I.

T.I., a longtime collaborator of Iggy's and the executive producer of her debut album, offered his two cents on the feud, which really set Azealia off. When asked about the feud again, T.I. called it "bitch shit" and opted not to talk about it. To this day, only Azealia fuels the fire with T.I. and Iggy.

Lil Kim

One day, Azealia took to Twitter to condemn Lil Kim for backing out of an alleged collaboration. Lil Kim's publicist released a public statement saying that the two had never met, nor planned a collaboration.

Nicki Minaj

In the summer of 2012, Azealia claimed to have turned down an opportunity to tour with Nicki Minaj in order to complete her debut album. Nicki caught wind of these claims and swiftly tweeted, "#ManTheseBitchesDelirious." Azealia threw her usual fit, and to this day, Nicki continues to tour around the world and Azealia still hasn't released her first album.

Lady Gaga

When Lady Gaga stated that she was going to start dressing more like a mermaid, for whatever fucking reason, Azealia was pissed because she apparently assumed she was the only one who could dress like a mermaid. Later, Azealia accused Gaga of stealing a song.

Lily Allen

Seemingly unprompted, Azealia likened Lily Allen's husband to a thumb, a comparison that Lily didn't take too well. She fired back, calling the rapper a one hit wonder, and then Azealia said that Lily had ugly children a cocaine habit.

These are just a few of the numerous feuds Azealia Banks has gotten in. The full list includes other musicians, such as Rita Ora and Pharrell, two former managers, and authors. And what do they all have in common? Azealia.

All together, everyone. What a cunt!