Azealia Banks, who is now more famous for ranting about other artists than for her own music, is making headlines for attacking Lizzo.
The 28-year-old rapper took to Instagram to rant about her distaste for Lizzo and her artistry. In a slew of aggressive Instagram comments, Banks communicated her thoughts,
“Lmao the fact that the public and the media has been keeping this fat girl joke going for so long is honestly peak boredom. This song is not good, nor is the dumpy fat girl spectacle live set she does. Saddest bit is the girl is legit talented and truly only being allowed to shine so long as she allows herself to be this millenial mammy of sorts… I honestly just hope this means she took the proverbial mammy L for cupcakke (who she originally stole the shtick from) I would love to see cupcake flourish without the simultaneous lust and disgust Lizzo incites in the public.”
“Queen Latifah was able to represent for larger women without being a disgusting or being a minstrel. So was missy Elliot. Lmao lizzo is really millennial mammy I’m ready for this joke to be over [sic]. Like illiterate Cardi then fat lizzo. They are really choosing the worst of the black womens crop to advertise America with. This music execs have to realize that this data game is getting bigger than the USA, it’s not about trying the dumb the black American image and people down so obviously and so aggressively after ‘black lives matter’…”
“Corporations need to realize black America is its only friend and begin to treat it with some love and respect. I guess they saw us moving too fast with it because if you realize after beyonce became political in ways they didn’t like the elite stopped giving her that top top spot and started cycling out these lessers like cardi and lizzo (even LIL nas x trash ass buckbreak mountain anthem) giving them beyonce level accolades while both being no where near the level of black female excellence she is.”
“I dunno, I just think black culture is more than ever being infiltrated by white inventions (algorithms) and the execs (black and white) are complicit with all the social programming they’ve been tasked to do. I understand the body positivity thing but if it were that the most vulgar bits of it wouldn’t be broadcast like that lmfao… Imagine what the rest of the world thinks when they see lizzo jumping around in leotards with cellulite… no one says body positivity – she looks like she is making a fool of her black self for a white American public. Nothing more nothing less… all of this is happening purposely.”
“It’s not because any of these people are talented or deserving lmao it’s just because execs know they are new faces and they won’t “get out of line” so to speak. And when they do, they’ll say and do what the elite want them to do [sic]. Because I’m sorry why didn’t we give jasmine sullivan all of this attention lol?… she was a talented big girl… cause she wasn’t making a fool of herself. Duh.”
“Another parallel is Adele… fat Adele gets to be fat, white, do a bootleg mahalia jackson impression and take over but lizzo gotta jump around and act stupid to get half the attention while she has more talent than white Adele… lmfao I can’t stand Adele white ass. White people really reward her for being fat because I really don’t think she can sing. Jessie J is eating Adele’s fandoon anyday but adele plays that fat white girl pity up so hard… after this they better let Lizzo be a big star without having to do all the extra s*** cause the girl is legitimately talented sans the bruno mars throw away tracks [sic].”
The rant was inspired after learning that Lizzo reached the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Truth Hurts”.
If people weren’t sure whether Banks was simply a conspiracy theorist or just bitter before, they definitely know now.
The Harlem native’s twitter account was previously banned for insulting another artist, and it may just be a matter of time before Banks is not allowed to have access to social media whatsoever.