Azealia Banks was being her normal crazy self on Twitter last night (May 10), but was swiftly silenced by someone no one saw coming: 14-year-old Skai Jackson. Yes, the Disney star.
Here is what went down. Banks went on a racist Twitter rant against Zayn Malik for allegedly copying one of her music videos. Get the details about what she said here; it’s too despicable for us to regurgitate. All you need to know is that it was loud and offensive.
And Jackson took notice. “Azealia Banks needs to simmer down a little,” Jackson tweeted with two emojis. Because Banks is an experienced Twitter troll, she quickly clocked Jackson’s message and responded. Staying #OnBrand, Banks’ rebuttal was rude, crass and took swipes at Jackson’s age. (???)
As you see above, Jackson didn’t back down. In fact, she had better ammo to combat Banks’ “Grow some hips” comment: Banks’ flailing career. And, gosh darn it, she used it!
Banks then made some comment about Jackson’s mom “pimping” her out to Disney, but Jackson wasn’t sweating. She said her mom did a better job raising her than Banks’ did and told the 24-year-old rapper to “fix” her life. We can’t even see because it’s so shady in here.
But the most priceless moment came when Banks said Jackson wasn’t a star, but a “meme.” (This photo of Jackson went viral in April.) Jackson kept it classy and responded, “A meme with 2.3 million Instagram followers.” (For the record, Banks has 453,000 followers.) She also made reference to Banks’ career (again) and poor edges. Sting.
Revel in these screenshots. All hail Miss Jackson, the new queen of the clap-back.
UPDATE: 5/11/2016 5:50 P.M.
Skai Jackson’s mother Kiya Cole has gotten into the mix, posting the following message for Banks to Instagram. In her post, Cole calls out Banks for being “too old to go at it with a 14-year-old” and says that Skai is a “true NY-er and can hold her own.” Peep the full IG post here.
2016 is shaping up to be a year of insane beefs and petty moments. We’re definitely on pace to top 2015.