2-1-Who? Azealia Banks Calls Out Beyoncé With Low Blows For 'Trying To Erase' Her And 'Stealing' Sam
This house (music) isn't big enough for both of y'all?
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Welp, Azealia Banks is at it again! This week she reheated her one-sided beef with Beyoncé about her new song. According to XXL, the rapper accused Bey of erasing her undeniable contributions to House Music. Azealia also accused her of stealing from "Show Me Love" singer Robin S, whose song is sampled on "Break My Soul."
Azealia Banks claims Beyonce is trying to erase her contributions to house music with new song:
"[My early work is] miles beyond whatever flaccid and insecure attempt you just made to try for an attention grab during pride month"https://t.co/BvxkTIMMTG
— XXL Magazine (@XXL) June 25, 2022
Azealia, whose known for her flawless flow over '90s-inspired House Beats, went off on Instagram. She posted an anonymous quote from a Metro UK article listing her as one of the artists who inspired Beyoncé to "brainstorm" new music.
"Well if you would share some of that hot sauce you have in your bag with me, Ester Dean and Stacey Barthe & let us all eat we'd give [you] the actual goods. We gotta eat and shine, too," Banks wrote.
"Can't have your tribe worrying about rent and groceries while you discard them like the help," she continued. "We gotta fix this ASAP."
okay so Azealia Banks. problematic? yes.
but baby - this is her lane. this is her house ! ??pic.twitter.com/nF4amZ2S2p
— LINDSEY ??????? ?? | UX/UI Designer (@LindseyCreated) June 21, 2022
Azealia Banks is one of the more dynamic talents of the Obama era and beyond that we've seen and it's a shame that her mental health issues, this industry, and her attitude has kept us from receiving the fruits of this tantalizing artist. https://t.co/wErCSz7gbf
— Jayson Buford (@jaysonbuford) June 17, 2022
The Instagram story also called out the list of inspirations for featuring MNEK, who she says is "UK Garage," instead of Donna Summer. Of course, Azealia, whose list of enemies is longer than Arya Stark, didn't stop there.
She posted another written rant with audio of her explaining how Bey is trying to erase her. Azealia also claimed she "whooped" Bey with her last releases.
"Okay, I'm sorry, but this is really f*cking creepy. Beyoncé has been trying to write me out of my own narrative for, like, years at this point. Like, this is so f*cking weird. So, early Azealia Banks records. So, what are you trying to do?"
Literally Azealia picking a fight with Beyoncé: pic.twitter.com/JaNkq2vuTs
— Matthew . (@MathewNoKnowles) June 24, 2022
"Are you trying to encapsulate my music in time and say and say like, you know, it's vintage or something, as if my last three releases have not whooped your *ss. Are you kidding? As if I'm not showing major versatility and all of that. You want me to not be Yemaya so f*cking badly. You want it to be Solange. You want it to be Chloe Bailey, Little Mermaid movie, and you don't include Azealia Banks. Like, oh my f*cking God. You're a joke," she vented.
She never mentioned her. That was a tabloid that posted a fake story and ya'll ran with it. Beyoncé hasn't talked to the media in YEARS, but she's talking to the media about Azealia Banks? Why won't ya'll every think?
— Lovely2BMe (@Lovely2BMe81) June 26, 2022
Azealia isn't wrong about deserving her flowers, especially as her lane becomes mainstream. However, the outspoken rapper doesn't have a great track record with the Houston singer. Azealia called Bey a "regular b*tch" who stole her choreography back in 2018.
Part one of Azealia Banks telling Beyoncé to bleach her skin, "get white" and make jazz in order to stomp Adele and win a Grammy so she doesn't have to cry. pic.twitter.com/qWJbvRaxgh
— OH ?? (@fkahumxn) June 26, 2022
On Saturday, the "Anna Wintour" artist accused Beyoncé of stealing from Robin S by sampling her hit House song "Show Me Love" on "Break My Soul."
"Since Bey is out here pretending to support Black divas with bouquets of wilted flowers after stealing their art, arrogantly assuming they don't have money for legal counsel... and muscling them into making stock PR statements to cover up this messy album roll out," Azealia said, according to UPROXX.
Robin S shares the flowers Beyoncé sent her following the release of #BREAKMYSOUL, which samples her classic track "Show Me Love":
"Two generations of legacies coming together! Beyoncé, you are part of MY legacy and I am a part of YOURS. May you continue be the beacon of light," pic.twitter.com/Flh3IuqxLR
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) June 26, 2022
Although Bey gave Robin S her flowers and a songwriting credit, the '90s star didn't know about the sample in advance. Instead of staying on topic, Azealia went low. She brought up Koi Knowles, "your little sister you think we forgot about?"
Azealia Banks is desperate for Beyoncé's attention so she brings up the child Mathew Knowles had outside of his marriage. Why bring that innocent child into a one sided argument? I blame those of you who acted like she created house music...y'all put this battery in her back. pic.twitter.com/q32eFSxX7T
— KenBarbie™ (@itsKenBarbie) June 26, 2022
when did everyone agree on it being fine for people to come at Beyoncé and her family with complete disrespect!? When did that start being okay!? Like first Saucy Santana, Lisa Raye, and now Azealia Banks. pic.twitter.com/4PWPjiOHTK
— TerriJo (@TerriJoCousin) June 25, 2022
Fans were on Azealia's side when Drake swerved into her lane with an unexpected album full of House beats. Her talent is undeniable, but low-blows about Bey's alleged half-sister by Matthew Knowles aren't a good look. What do Blue and Koi have to do with credit in a genre that started before you were born?
anyway, this is how you rap on house music beat pic.twitter.com/QGKYVvRVpk
— chu (@chuuzus) June 17, 2022
While Drake and Beyoncé are receiving props for "bringing back" house music to the forefront of mainstream, let's give flowers to Azealia Banks for keeping the sound alive in her music for the past decade, especially for bringing back the hip-house sound. pic.twitter.com/LGjgrWTi5b
— The G-Listed (@theglisted) June 21, 2022
If you hear a loud buzzing noise right about now, it's The Hive swarming Azealia Banks. Even her own fans are disappointed she turned this spotlight into something ugly. Regardless of who Azealia beefs with or why, it still seems like she's one of her worst enemies. If she wanted attention, she's definitely got it now!
Is Azealia making points or just doing the most?
What exactly is Beyoncé jealous of Azealia Banks. You haven't been hot musically since 2012/2013. You had to add 212 on all of your projects and still struggled to sell.
— nicki's left ball sack?? (@itsbarbiebitcxh) June 25, 2022
Wendy Williams listing everyone Azealia Banks has had beef with pic.twitter.com/7aq4RNWFJs https://t.co/Gjyndgh7S7
— ?? (@uzrxcx) June 17, 2022
the ones who want azealia banks to get her flowers have to admit that SHE'S the keeping herself from gettin her flowers
— cody luther king (@kewnkay) June 25, 2022
All Ms. Azealia Banks was supposed to do was support Bey's song and start retweeting her old and current works from the attention she was getting. What in the actual fuck lol https://t.co/6MrjvfIzzf
— QUEENDREAM?? (@dryma_lynne96) June 25, 2022
Azealia Banks got an ugly ass spirit and attitude. Some of her defenders be like "support black women" when she's rightly called out, but DOES SHE? She's constantly attacking women, gay men, trans people, and A LOT OF BLACK women. It's gross.
— Bowen Yang singing Sometimes by Britney Spears (@sunnforrest) June 26, 2022
Azealia Banks praises Chris Brown on his contributions to house music k praises his song Beautiful People & calls it a master piece ??. pic.twitter.com/EUSVMO76Ut
— Rozaay?? (@RozaayLove) June 26, 2022
The real reason Azealia Banks is always mad at & consistently taking jabs at Beyonce is cus the insecure bish wants to work with Beyonce. She's a stan deep down, don't let her a$$ fool uhttps://t.co/Nkdj6kG7AP
— B7.ISsss.COMING (@BeyonceCrowned) June 26, 2022
Azealia acting like she invented house music is laughable. Especially when Beyoncé came from an era, when 90s artists did House music remixes. When Beyoncé was doing house music in the late 90s and 2000s, Azealia was still in elementary school. She needs to have several seats.
— Sir Parkwood (@Rocksteady00) June 26, 2022
Azealia Banks is on Instagram trying to give THEE Beyoncé Knowles career advice. LMMFAAOO. IDC how Talented she is, that woman is WAY too mentally unstable and ill to have a Mainstream career.
— BAD BITCH WITH A SOLANGE AVI (@MarshaBrown1995) June 26, 2022