Well, Azealia Banks can write “try again next year” next to “do not Twitter beef” on her make believe New Year’s Resolution list. Oh, and she can also cross off female camaraderie on this Resolutions list we’re totally concocting. From tweefing with Detroit underground rapper Angel Haze, which led to both women releasing diss records aimed at the other, to feuding with Perez Hilton on the same social networking site, Banks is off to a controversial year. It’s only the 7th.
Perez Hilton is #teamAngelHaze in the Angel vs. Azealia war. On Twitter he thought it was a good idea to tell Azealia he wasn’t feeling the diss records she’d released. His tweets have since been deleted, but not before Ms. Banks responded. Azealia sparked a firestorm when she responded, “lol, what a messy f*ggot you are.” Outrage at the use of her slur was immediate, as were the headlines. The controversy attracted so much attention GLAAD condemned the rapper for “homophobia.”
Azealia Banks is wrong. Perez Hilton is also wrong for the misogynistic and transphobe headlines he’s used on his own blog. Not to mention Hilton has been documented as using the word himself. In this case, though, it seems Banks’ career may take a hit for offending the LGBTQ community, many who were staunch supporters of the rapper, as well as people not part of the community but who think her actions are despicable. So early in her career Banks cannot afford the constant negative publicity. As a popular tweeter pointed out, her hits-to-hate ratio is a bit unbalanced in the wrong direction.
Can Azealia’s career blossom after such a controversial blowout? Would you still support the rapper? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section!
Azealia Banks Extends Beef to Perez Hilton, Calls Him Very Bad Word [Pop Dust]
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Apparently Azealia Banks didn’t read our plea for her to get out of her own way. The tally of her rap beefs is pretty meaty. The latest addition to the tally of Twitter wars Azealia has ignited is Nicki Minaj. Earlier this week Azealia Banks tweeted, “I got invited to tour with Nicki Minaj in Europe but I cant go because I have to finish my album during that time.” Seems promising, right? Unless of course Azealia was telling a little white lie. Read more…
Upsetting Erykah Badu, again, must be the furthest thing from Wayne Coyne’s mind. In an interview with Rolling Stone he had a few choice words about the feud between him and Badu that played out quite interestingly on Twitter. If you don’t dabble in the world of social media here’s a brief recap: Badu and The Flaming Lips teamed up for a remake of Roberta Flack’s “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.” Coyne directed the video, which featured Badu, her sister, nudity, glitter and some thick (questionable) substances. Badu initially seemed excited until the video received backlash and criticism for its content. E. Badu took to Twitter to slam Coyne for allegedly releasing the video prematurely and eventually released an official statement telling Coyne to “kiss her glittery a–.” Read more…
We tend to like our beef on a bun or with A1 steak sauce, but if it’s rap beef, put it on wax rather than Twitter. Well, that’s exactly what Pusha T of G.O.O.D. Music did in his hot new track “Exodus 23:1″ where he disses Drake, Lil Wayne and the entire YMCMB squad. GlobalGrind.com suggests the diss is a response to Drake’s slight jab on Meek Mill’s “Amen.” On the record Drake raps, “G.O.O.D ain’t good enough, and your hood ain’t hood enough.” Although it’s not clear if Drake was throwing shade Pusha T’s, Pusha T responded on his latest track featuring The Dream. Read more…
John Legend’s fiancee Chrissy Teigen learned the hard way that criticizing Chris Brown leads to death threats. Literally. Turns out P!nk wasn’t the only person not feeling Brown’s lipsyncing. After Chrissy tweeted, “live singing is a helluva drug” during Brown’s Billboard Music Awards performance, team Breezy got sensitive and quite defensive. His
stans fans flooded her mentions tweeting her obscenities, death threats and hurls of insults that she was irrelevant, or only relevant because of her famous musician husband to be. Teigen “clapped back” finding all the hatred amusing and sad at the same time. She sarcastically teased Brown’s fans for their incorrect grammar and overall ignorance. Mostly she was sad that there were a legion of young ladies that desperately defended Brown without having ever met him a day in their lives. Those Breezy fans are vicious!
According to Necolebitchie.com, John Legend stayed out of the drama for obvious reasons– until Chris Brown tweeted (which since has been deleted), “Team Breezy! Lets stop sending death threats! I know y’all bout that life but it’s the wrong message! Ur turning haters into victims! And that only furthers their pointless existence.” That must have been the straw that broke the camel’s back for Mr. Calm, Cool, Collected John Legend. He took to Twitter and responded, “Personally, I don’t think @chrissyteigen’s existence is pointless. Nor anyone else who dares criticize a performance.” He continued, “Every artist has to be ok with the fact that some people won’t like their work. All critics aren’t “haters.” Lastly (in our favorite response) he tweeted,”And don’t ever tell me to put my “bitch on a leash”. She’s a grown woman with her own mind and her own opinions and this is not 1950.”
Tell ‘em John! Although he never directly responded to Brown it’s crystal clear who he was referring to. We admire the chivalry of John. The fact that he’s such a nice guy with a clean cut image makes his defense of Chrissy that much cuter. Two snaps!
John Legend Defends Girlfriend Against Chris Brown Fans [NecoleBitchie.com]
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