Azealia Banks has squared off with T.I., Iggy Azalea, and Erykah Badu, just to name a few. Her spats are generally punctuated with some social media insults, and Banks has shown she’s adept at letting the beef spill out into the public eye 140 characters at a time. Singer and songwriter Sia firmly placed herself in Banks’ cross hairs thanks to a tweet aimed in the Harlem rapper’s direction.
Friday, Banks posted a video of what appeared to be chicken blood and feathers from Brujeria sacrifices in her closet. Sia indirectly mentioned the video without mentioning Banks, tweeting, “Sacrificing animals for your gain is the wackest shit I've ever heard,” and encouraging Banks to “Get ahead by being awesome, kind and working hard.”
Sacrificing animals for your gain is the wackest shit I've ever heard. Get ahead by being awesome, kind and working hard.— sia (@Sia) December 30, 2016
The site PopCrave caught wind of Sia’s tweet, and Banks was one of the many who viewed the retweeted story. Her reply to Sia was swift and pulled no punches, as she replied Sia had “pasty, dry white lady winter skin.” Aside from any jabs at Sia’s appearance, Banks continued to champion the cause of cultural appropriation. Banks told Sia, “Respect my fucking traditional African religion,” while referring to her as a “pompous white bitch.”
Azealia Banks fires back at Sia: "Your ugly pasty dry white lady winter skin face is the ugliest face I've ever seen" pic.twitter.com/y21KgGbZpf— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) December 30, 2016
Banks leveled similar charges against Iggy Azalea in their protracted feud of 2014 about appropriating elements of African-American culture and being silent on Civil Rights issues. Whether Azealia was merely joking about Brujeria or the sacrifices were part of a Santeria ritual, it would seem Banks has spoken her piece about Sia’s unsolicited criticism.