The feud seems to have started when Banks, who is black, said disparaging things about Azalea, who is white, during an interview with Hot 97’s “Ebro in the Morning” show. Specifically, it looks like Azalea was angered by this:
But the most poignant moments came when she opened up about the appropriation of black culture and how white artists, in her opinion, get more attention for work that black artists are doing better. “I feel like, in this country, whenever it comes to our things, like black issues or black politics or black music or whatever, there’s always this undercurrent of kinda like a ‘F— you,'” she said. “There’s always a ‘F— y’all n—as. Y’all don’t really own shit. Y’all don’t have shit.’ That Macklemore album wasn’t better than the Drake record. That Iggy Azalea shit isn’t better than any f—ing black girl that’s rapping today.”
Yeah, that would get somebody a little mad.
Here is Azalea’s side of the sub-tweet war that then erupted:
And here is Banks’ side, including the now trending nickname she gave Azalea, “itchy areola.”
Sorry, Azealia. You can’t call out somebody’s talent in public and not expect a response.