Cardi B is the latest addition to Azealia Banks’ lengthy list of limelight feuds with fellow artists, and Banks is still itching to get the last word after reigniting the fire on Friday’s (May 11) episode of The Breakfast Club.
After Banks referred to the “I Like It” rapper as an “illiterate, untalented rat” and a “caricature of a black woman,” and then some, Cardi posted a heated reaction on her Instagram that read in part: “Pray for your own success before you pray for the downfall of others.” Cardi then subsequently deleted her Instagram account entirely.
Now, Banks is defending her actions on social media, posting early Tuesday morning (May 15). “Speaking one’s mind doesn’t equal activism,” she began in a typed-out paragraph. “When I speak on anything it is purely to open the discussion for people who may or may not be thinking the same things. The concept of me ‘attacking’ other women is a hard one to process because it’s subjective and purely an analysis of what YOU see.”
She continued: “When I ignite these discussions surrounding black cultural affairs, it’s to make sure that the things we are consuming and validating are acceptable and worthy of inclusion into our culture, psyche, and lifestyles.”
See Banks’ full post below: