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Azealia Banks, Iggy Azalea attack Beyoncé over ‘Lemonade’

While many celebrities, including Demi Lovato, Uzo Aduba and Anna Kendrick, praised Beyoncé’s album and visual project, Lemonade, others in the industry didn’t take to it so well.

Rappers Azealia Banks and Iggy Azalea slammed Beyoncé for certain aspects of her sixth studio album, taking to Twitter to voice their concerns.

Banks attacked the Freedom hitmaker, calling her “anti-feminist”, a “poacher” and a “thief”. She took to Twitter and Periscope to criticize Beyoncé over her new release, which she unveiled on HBO late last week. Banks said the Destiny’s Child star was perpetuating the “heartbroken black female narrative”, calling her “stupid” for “crying over a man”.AB3

In later tweets, she accused the star of stealing ideas from other artists, calling her a “poacher” and a “thief”.AB4AB5

All of this comes despite Banks praising the release at first.

The lyrics in Lemonade sent fans abuzz since its release Saturday night. One line in particular from the track “Sorry,” in which Beyoncé sings, “He better call Becky with the good hair,” sent fans on a manhunt to find “Becky.”

One fan took it a step further, calling rapper Azalea a “Becky.” Azalea did not directly criticize Lemonade, but she did address her concerns over the “Becky” comment.

“Don’t ever call me a Becky,” the rapper tweeted in response to the fan. “Generalizing any race by calling them one stereotypical name for said race. I personally don’t think is very cool, the end,” she tweeted to another user.twit


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10 comments

  1. Ezeani David Harrison

    Oops!

  2. Ezeani David Harrison

    Oops! Too bad for the queen.

  3. Sorry, who again is Azaelia? Doesn’t ring a bell. She must be ratchet and below par. The name sounds like an old testament name in the bible. She should just STFU and focus on upgrading the nonexistent level of her career.

    As for Iggy, is she pissed that she wasn’t featured on Lemonade? Bitch that ain’t your caliber.

  4. Me I’m more concerned about how the two ‘attackers’ have rhyming names. Whassap with that?? ?

  5. Okay, son according to Ms Banks only black girls bear Becky and black girls are birches by default and all she heard on the Lemonade album were songs pining for a man and that being a black woman isn’t a context Beyoncé can claim for singing about pain … Because Beyoncé is what exactly? Blue? Red? Yellow? Because I could have sworn she was Black.
    Poacher and a thief… Azealia has clearly done nothing with her life worth poaching. Explains why she’s always on twitter being woe-is-me when she can do something productive. It’s easy to spot who the bitter one is.
    Iggy, on the other hand, should work on her lip syncing and hope she doesn’t get deported soon.

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