New York rapper Azealia Banks is adding fuel to her firey feud with Hustle Gang’s Iggy Azalea by releasing a new song called “Used To Being Alone.”
Banks uses Iggy’s “My World” song and adds her own spin to it.
After reigniting her feud with Iggy Azalea earlier in the day, Azealia Banks vowed to “take [her] pettiness to a whole new level.” While she didn’t unleash a diss as some expected, the feisty rapper claps back at her rival by jacking her Ignorant Art mixtape single “My World” and making it her own. On her version, titled “Used to Being Alone,” Banks lets down her guard as she sings about a former lover. (Rap-Up)
Banks went at Iggy and referenced being mentioned by her in the ELLE spread Tuesday (March 1) on Twitter.
In her new ELLE Canada feature, Iggy name-dropped Banks and dished on their 2015 issues.
“If I could, I would Men in Black memory-erase 2015, I totally would—that would be amazing! Oh, God, there are so many things. I think the Azealia Banks thing is what really started it all. We don’t like each other on a personal level, and that has gone on for many years—before the Black Lives Matter incident happened. So when I dismissed her, people started to think that I dismissed the whole movement, but I wasn’t trying to dismiss Black Lives Matter—I was trying to dismiss her because it’s our personal sh*t. I don’t think the subject matter of her tweet was invalid; I just think it was emotionally charged and driven by something else, and the whole thing got so misconstrued. I just wish I had acknowledged the issue head-on because it made people think I don’t care about what’s going on socially and what’s happening in America, and I do care. Even though I still hate Azealia Banks, I wish I had said it in a way that didn’t make people think I was oblivious to the movement.” (ELLE)
Last year, Azealia said Iggy copied her entire style after Young Money’s Nicki Minaj.
“Nicki Minaj over the past two, three, four years has done so much to create this social presence, like consciousness, and then here you go. She’s like Re-Up and Roman Reloaded, and here go f*ckin’ Iggy like Reclassified. It’s like a cultural smudging was what I see.” (Hot 97)