In a recent interview on The Breakfast Club, Banks said Cardi is a "caricature of a black woman" and argued that if black women did the things the "Bodak Yellow" rapper did, they'd be ridiculed.
Cardi B addressed the comment on Twitter, but it seems she still had more to say as she posted a lengthy now-deleted Instagram post.
"A women who constantly finds joy in belittling black women (Beyoncé, Rihanna, Skai Jackson, Remy Ma), cant try and stand for them because it's convenient," read the post. "The difference between me and you, I've never pretended to be or represent someone I'm not! I've made it where I am for being myself and staying true to that."
Banks is known for stirring controversy on social media. Back in 2016, she said Bey should "SHUT UP and let the new vanguard of black women come forth." In 2017, she said Rihanna should "shut up and sit down" on U.S. politics since she "isn't a citizen." She also had a back-and-forth with then-14-year-old Skai Jackson. She later apologized for these actions.
But Cardi B didn't stop there. She went on to talk about Banks' personal issues.
"You busy trying to be a voice of reason and representative for women of color when you can't even reason with yourself," she said, likely referring to Banks admitting to skin bleaching. "You can't understand where your insecurities come from and why your not happy in your OWN skin so you think because YOU can't figure your shit out that you can create confusion for me, make me unsure about who I am! I know who I am! A daughter to a Hispanic father and a carribean [sic] mother and I'm proud of that!"
Banks isn't standing down either. In a now-deleted post, she told Cardi to "give it up."
"I spoke about it for all of two minutes in an interview and you respond by calling me unattractive...mentioning my bleaching my skin and telling me to "suck your ass" immediately proving yourself to be exactly who I thought .you were...A bird," it read. Banks went on to insult Cardi by saying she looks like a "big toe with a Hammernail without all of that contour on your face" as well as a "mediocre looking light-skin woman."
Cardi deleted her Instagram shortly after her response.