New York hip-hop artist Azealia Banks has taken personal offense to recent remarks made by fellow Harlem musician A$AP Rocky in relation to dark-skinned women wearing red lipstick and unleashed fury toward him.
Known for Twitter attacks, Banks lived up to her own hype by going after Rocky Wednesday (April 10).
“Lol @ asap rockys lipstick advice.,” she tweeted April 10th.
“Some people should just come out of the closet.”
“So rocky takes a direct blow to my image about dark skin and purple lipstick, then as soon as I’m a offended …. I’m the bad guy.”
“Typical day in the life of AB.”
“That comment was so hurtful. Like hurtful beyond measure. Coming from him especially……”
“It made me cry. It did”
“Especially since rocky stole my hair style from the 212 video ….. “
“I remember these dudes when they didn’t even have haircuts and cabfare….” (Azealia Banks’ Twitter)
Recently, the New York rapper stirred up tensions when he offered some beauty advice for women.
“But for real, for me, I feel like with the red lipstick thing it all depends on the pair of complexion. I’m just being for real. You have to be fair skinned to get away with that. Just like if you were to wear like–f*cking for instance, what do dark skin girls have that you know fair skinned girls cant do… Purple lipstick? Naw, that looks stupid on all girls! Purple lipstick, guys! Like, what the f*ck…” (The Coveteur)
His comments sparked viral outrage as various people took to the blogosphere to speak out against him.
Oh ASAP, you should just stick to rapping. You clearly know nothing about perfecting a bold and beautiful lip. While there isn’t one universally flattering red, there are definitely enough shades out there to find the right one for every skin tone. And last time we checked ASAP’s fellow Harlem-native rapper Azealia Banks, who has a lovely dark chocolate complexion, is making a pretty penny off her purple-hued pout. (Huffington Post)
Last year, Rocky publicly spoke out against Banks taking personal offense to his rumored ex-girlfriend Iggy Azalea.
“They gotta cut it out. That’s bullsh*t. Iggy is not racist,” A$AP Rocky promised in an interview. “Trust me, truuusst me. That’s some bullsh*t. I think that’s petty for Azealia because, come on, don’t pick on her because she’s White. That’s a low blow.” (Punch Bowl Blog)