9. “Succubi” by Azealia Banks (2012)
Aimed At: Jim Jones
Fightin’ Words: “It takes a Harlem bitch to execute a Harlem bitch”
Behind The Beef: Azealia has feuds with, well…pretty much everybody. Lady Gaga, Lily Allen, Kreayshawn, Karmin, A$Ap Rocky, Rita Ora, T.I., Lil’ Kim, Nicki Minaj…we’ve lost count. Gimmick much? While most of these beefs rarely left the Twittersphere, she saved special scorn for producer, fellow Harlem-native Jim Jones. The pair got into a heated twit-debate over who had rights over the word “Vamp,” the name of Jones’s clothing line and apparently an expression that’s very important to Azealia. Yeah, it’s kinda petty, but she felt moved enough to call him out on record.
Aimed At: Azealia Banks
Fight’ Words: “Bitch put an album out/I think my album’s more done than yours, I just started a week ago”
Behind The Beef: Considering Azealia’s notoriously inflammatory Twitter feed, it was a pretty tame tweet that kicked this feud off. On January 3rd 2013 she wrote “Seriously, if you were not born and raised in NY…DON’T CLAIM NY. YOU ARE NOT A NEW YORKER.” Seemed straight up enough, but Angel Haze took it personally, telling her to “knock it off, before you get shanked through your iridescent bubble jacket.” They sparred for the next twenty minutes or so, before Haze dropped “On The Edge” on the world. Well played, but the speed she was able to whip that out was somewhat suspicious. “LOL…seriously…how long have you had these bars written tho?” Banks wrote, echoing our own thoughts.
Comeback Track: This beef spawned an unprecedented THREE diss tracks in two days! Azealia fired back with “No Problems,” but Angel got the last word in with the slightly-less-than-tactful “Shut The F–k Up.”