Remember the beef between Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks? Most hip-hop fans have wondered where it started from.
During an interview with Brooklyn Martino, Azalea explains the origins of the rivalry between the 21-year-old Harlem spitter, which she states began at the CMJ Festival last year. This was when Banks first threw shots at her over Twitter.
"It actually started at CMJ Music Festival back in September when she went on Twitter and said, 'I’m next level, I had a song about being a Barbie before Nicki Minaj had a song about being a Barbie. Here’s the link to my song. And fuck Iggy Azalea, I had a song called "Pussy" before she ever did. Here’s a link to my song. It’s better.”
The Grand Hustle rapstress said the issues continued after she responded with a couple of tweets of her own. It wasn’t until Azalea made XXL's freshman list that Banks went in on her again, breaking down her lyrics and accusing her of being a racist. Azalea quickly apologized for the line,"I'm a runaway slave ... master," but it still didn't settle well with Banks.
"And then I wrote on Twitter, the best thing you can be is humble, because it's not about who did it first; it's about who did it better And then she wrote back to me and said, 'Beef!' I was like, not really girl. Not really. It's not that deep. So then after that, she wrote on Twitter, 'Fuck white girls. They are privileged and shouldn't be allowed to rap, because rap is black culture' and all this other crap. Then, it was like, what does ignorant art even mean anyway? Music is not art. Music is culture. That doesn't even make any sense. Then, it was quiet until I got on the cover of XXL and it became me being racist."