Azealia Banks Calls Out Iggy Azalea for Silence on Civil Rights Issues

Banks took issue with Azalea's lack of commentary on civil rights issues.

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Last night, as hundreds of New Yorkers took to the streets to protest the Staten Island grand jury's decision not to indict an NYPD officer for his role in Eric Garner's death, Azealia Banks went on Twitter to call out white artists who appropriate black culture but fall silent when civil rights issues are brought up. The "Chasing Times" rapper fired out a handful of tweets and then focused in on Iggy Azalea or "Igloo Australia" for her silence on "black issues" following the events of the past month.

Iggy responded, albeit less directly, shortly thereafter:


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