New York hip-hop artist Azealia Banks can’t stay out of trouble, now going at Roc Nation singer Rita Ora over issues related to their Future Music Festival concert series in Australia.
According to reports, Azealia struck first with a slew of accusations and insults directed toward Rita.
The rapper and singer have been playing the Future Music Festival throughout Australia. While they seemed to be getting along, their friendship quickly turned sour after Azealia suspected that the “R.I.P.” singer was trying to intimidate her. “Ever since I arrived on this tour Rita’s been going out of her way to try and intimidate me,” tweeted Banks, who just released her new single “Yung Rapunxel.” “Taking all these candids of me when I wasn’t looking, then posting and deleting them like a weak b*tch.” Banks called Rita “thirsty” and accused her of climbing over the wall of her dancers’ dressing room to photograph her. (Rap-Up)
Rather than back down, Rita fired back at the Empire State hip-hop artist and promised to address the matter face-to-face.
Rita responded in a text message, which Azealia posted on Instagram.”At the end of the day I don’t know who the fuk u think you are secondly u dont know me I’ve done nothin but try b nice to u 3rd ur dancers were talkn to me further more ill see ur a** at the motherf*ckin concert,” wrote Rita. Banks shot back with her own stinging remarks: “She’s been TRYING IT on this tour man…..She’s mad she’s Rihanna’s understudy..” (Rap-Up)
Recently, Grand Hustle affiliate Iggy Azalea spoke on her publicized feud with Banks.
She first calls out Azealia for saying that she is ‘seriously trivialising aspects of black culture’, and then adds that nothing Azealia says is to be trusted, continuing, “She says that **** about ****ing anything. She called Perez Hilton a ******, I think she trivialised gay culture… ****ing whatever. She’s biased about everybody and everything, even towards the people who help her.” She adds, “She even talked **** about the fashion industry after they basically gave her a career. I don’t think anything about that girl man, she ****ing talks **** out of her arse and that’s her business.” (Fans Share)
Last summer, Azealia admitted she did not like resorting to Twitter to air out her personal issues.
“Of course, because it’s e-thugging… Who wants to look like that? But how else am I gonna reach y’all? I don’t have a T.I. to get on a radio show and defend me; I’m the one behind me. Y’all expect me to agree like, “Oh yea, I’m wack. I only have one song.” That’s one song y’all n*ggas don’t f*cking have. You might win some, but you just lost one.” (VIBE)
Check out a recent Azealia Banks interview: