Azealia Banks: Erykah Badu Is “Jealous”

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Azealia Banks Erykah Badu

By Daniel Gates

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Azealia Banks has a new target: Erykah Badu. The outspoken, feud-happy rapper took aim at Badu on Saturday, two days after the neo-soul performer gave a less than enthusiastic response to a Twitter follower who asked for her opinion on Banks.

“Does @fatbellybella [Badu’s Twitter handle] listen to Azealia Banks? Always wanted to know,” a Badu fan asked on Thursday. Badu simply replied, “Tried.” And then, all was quiet for a little while, until Banks caught apparently of Badu’s comment.

On Saturday, Banks tweeted, “@Fatbellybella…. Jealousy.” She added, “Hmmmph… When artists grow old and begin to recognize their own morality they throw shade at younger spirits. We see it happen ALL the time. Whether or not you like me… You are WATCHING, and that’s what’s most important.”

“Well sh*t I did try,” responded Badu, quoting Banks’ “jealousy” remark. “Maybe you’re right.. I’m just to old to get it. You cool tho?” Banks responded, “I’m cool, I was just trying to make sure you were cool.”

Is the beef squashed, then? With Banks, it’s always a little hard to know whether the fight is over. Banks has warred with Iggy Azalea over the appropriation of black culture, blamed America and American corporations for not permitting blacks to succeed, slammed Kendrick Lamar over the issue of police brutality, and advocated for the separation of whites and blacks. Gossip Cop will have updates if Badu-Banks tensions escalate.

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