Azealia Banks On Nicki Minaj: “She Didn’t Open Doors For Anyone But Herself”
This girl is going at everybody!!!! Do we love her for it?? Hummmm developing.
After having taken some serious shots at fellow rap newcomer Iggy Azalia for landing on the cover of XXL’s Freshman 2012 issue, 20-year-old Azealia Banks has moved on to the one female rapper who has been leading the movement in a worldwide superstar fashion: Nicki Minaj.
While you would think Azealia would kinda sorta credit Nicki for paving the way for her, she believes totally the opposite and tells VIBE: “I don’t think Nicki necessarily opened the door for anyone else but herself.”
Azealia goes on to make her argument by saying that she doesn’t believe the door was ever closed for urban female artists since there has always been a female “killing it”.
“Have we forgotten about Eve? Eve had hot records, movies, a TV show, fashion line, ad campaigns, etc. Right before Remy Ma went to jail, she was killing it, and was well on her way to the top” she says. “Lil Mama also made a splash with ‘Lipgloss.’ Plus all the other alternative chicks like M.I.A. and [Santigold]. I don’t think Nicki necessarily opened the door for anyone else but herself”.
During the interview, she does take a moment to give Nicki a backhanded compliment saying that while she does think she’s doing a great job with what she’s doing, she doesn’t “think any of the current female rappers’ success’ are contingent upon anything Nicki Minaj did. It’s contingent upon our talents and creativity.”
She then goes back to the Nicki bashing, this time by going in on her style. “I think a lot of the things she started doing with her look were distracting,” she says. “I think she’s talented enough to sustain a very fruitful career without the ugly wigs and ugly costumes.”
Tisk Tisk Aze!! How are you just barely getting on and you’ve already sparked beef with Kreayshawn, Iggy, T.I. and Nicki!!!
This is why they say us women don’t ever stick together. Things must change!!!!