News: Azealia Banks & Lil Kim Clash, "Everyone Knows She Doesn't Write Her Own Raps"
Sunday, May 6, 2012 7:50PM
Music newcomer Azealia Banks has apparently moved on from her recent rift with Grand Hustle's Iggy Azalea and now has her eyes set on rap veteran Lil Kim.
Banks hopped on Twitter and directly went after Kim's neck over alleged verses she penned for her.
"Okay so true tea is that Lil Kim got mad that I wrote a verse for her on a record I wanted her on.," she tweeted Sunday (May 6).
"Everyone knows Lil Kim doesn't write her own raps and I saw this as a faster more efficient way of getting the track done."
"She then had her assistant write me some long ass offensive email about how Lil Kim writes her own raps and doesn't need anyone's help."
"So..... My question was and is still... IS SHE DOING THE TRACK?"
"Who cares about what you use to do.... WILL YOU DO THE TRACK??!"
"All this extra sh*t is stupid. Keep closing your own doors ma. @lilkim"
"There is no beef. At all." (Azealia Banks' Twitter)
This was then followed by Kim and her camp issuing a statement.
"My client and azealia have NEVER spoke to one another or met AT ALL. Kim was actually very flattered azealia's public admiration for her, which is why it's so hard to understand how someone who claims to be a true Lil Kim fan could flip the script so easily on someone who was supposedly their idol. It is also VERY interesting that NO ONE from her team made any attempts to reach out to anyone from our team to voice any concerns or problems that they may have had. I have NEVER heard of anyone having a conflict with someone they have NEVER met with or personally spoke with. We have no idea what they are referencing and have no desire to discuss the matter any further as there is nothing to talk about. It honestly seems that someone from azealia's team would rather have her fans buy into manufactured drama instead of buying music." [sic] (All Hip Hop)
Immediately after Kim's response, Banks used the opportunity to taunt her move.
"@LilKim all the time it took u to get ur team to issue a press release bout this YOU COULDA WROTE THE VERSE!!!"
"@LilKim you DO know that YOUR management where the ones who said u needed us to write a reference verse in the first place .. Right?"
"Another week, another twitter feud. I'm deleting it now." (Azealia Banks' Twitter)
The whole situation reportedly stemmed from the female emcees initially being slated to team up for a record.
About two weeks ago, rap fans were excited to hear that the 20-year-old announced a possible collaboration with the Queen Bee. Whether it was for her debut album Broke With Expensive Taste or a mixtape track, the pair could have cooked up a nice clash of Harlem meets Brooklyn. Banks even gushed over the hip-hop icon, tweeting, "Most female Rappers are Lil Kim stans but just don't know it." Sounds like things were going according to plan. From Banks' tweets last Friday (May 4), there has been some sort of fallout. Although she didn't state Kim specifically, you can make the connection that something happened behind-the-scenes. (Complex)