Azealia Banks Sees Similarities Between Cardi B and Iggy Azalea
We don't know if you've heard, but Azealia Banks has a problem with Cardi B. Back in September, Banks called Bardi a poor man's Nicki Minaj shortly after the Bronx rapper's hit single "Bodak Yellow" landed at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Now, she's got a little bit more to say. Actually, a lot more.
In a new interview with The Black Media, Banks says she's not buying Cardi B actually being "that girl" in hip-hop. What she says might be the equivalent of saying the former Love & Hip-Hop star isn't a "true MC," even if she enjoys Cardi's songs.
“Dont get me wrong I’m very entertained by Cardi B, and I really like ‘Bodak Yellow.' That's a really good song, but you are not that girl," says Banks. "It’s just truth, it’s just the truth, you know what I’m saying?" Banks continues. "I’m not trying to take anything from you, but you’re just like—you know it's like this female rap thing, it's like a lineage. It's a real fire that burns in a soul, you don’t have that fire, I’m very happy for your success and I love your come-up and I love like seeing you smile and having a good time, but this like, woman’s expression, this Black woman's expression […] just the fire of the black woman’s expression...you don't have it Cardi. And you won't get it, because it's not you."
Banks goes on to compare Bardi to Iggy Azalea, implying that both are more corporate creations than they are artists.
"We’ve seen this movie before, it was called Iggy Azalea," she said. "You know what I mean? Like, I've seen this movie before. I know exactly what you guys do. You buy a No. 1 and then you buy a Grammy, you know? It's just like... it’s all being paid for. I’m not at all trying to take anything away from you. Shit, I’d fucking love if someone paid for me to fucking get an award. That’s great. But I’m that girl. Nicki Minaj is that girl. Remy Ma is that girl. Cardi B is not that girl. Iggy Azalea is not that girl."
In a now-deleted tweet, Bardi responded to Banks' interview by saying others could never determine how much love for music she has in her heart. You can check out the Cardi B portion of Banks' interview in the video below. Peep the entire interview in the video and Bardi's response below that.
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