Just when everyone thought the beef between Hip Hop legend Lil’ Kim and Azealia had ended, newbie Azealia Banks takes even more shots in a recent interview.
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
New and upcoming female rapping sensation Azealia Banks has proven herself to be quite feisty. Fresh on the Hip Hop scene, she’s already retired from rap and made a comeback, and she’s already had two major beefs with two other female rappers; one including Hip Hop legend Lil’ Kim, and the other including fellow newcomer and TI’s protege, Iggy Azalea. Although the reasons behind the controversy involving her falling out with Lil’ Kim continue to be sketchy as both sides claim different origins, Banks seemed to lay off of the veteran female rapper until her most recent interview. Rather the remarks were made for headline purposes may be debatable, but Azealia makes some points that most critics of Lil’ Kim have echoed before Azealia made a splash as a budding female emcee.
In a recent interview and Twitter chat with Women of Hip Hop, Banks said the following when asked about her true feelings for Lil’ Kim:
“I just wish she would just hurry up and be legendary again…She’s better then pay pal mixtapes and useless press. I had nothing but honest and positive intentions when I approached her. Her and her team were nothing but confusing and shady. THEY released a press release about ‘beef’ … Not Me. It’s just weird cuz [sic] she tried to pin me up against the wall when all I did was reach out and try to work. So now… it’s all a big Joke … because all she does is hate on other females to excuse her lack of productivity. Lil’ Kim isn’t even the fly innovator she used to be … let alone even half the artist she used to be. So it’s like your [sic] saying that girls are copying you..but your not even keeping up.But nooo [sic] she’d rather tour dingy clubs and keep her pride. So now everytime she says something about me, I’m going to very kindly remind her to get her s**t together.”
Kim may not have as much success as Nicki Minaj does currently, but one must admit she must be more relevant than Banks wants to admit, since she keeps talking about her in interviews.