Newbie Rapper Azealia Banks Disses Nicki Minaj: “Her Look Is Distracting!”
Female rapper Azealia Banks may be new to the rap game, but that didn’t stop the 20-year-old MC from taking shots at Nicki Minaj recently.
In a recent interview with VIBE, the “212″ MC denied that Nicki opened doors for herself or other upcoming female rappers like Amy Heidemann, Iggy Azalea, or Rye Rye. “I don’t think the door was ever closed for urban female artists. There has always been a female killing it,” Azealia said. “Have we forgotten about Eve? Eve had hot records, movies, a TV show, fashion line, ad campaigns, etc. Right before Remy Ma went to jail, she was killing it, and was well on her way to the top. She had bars on bars on bars. Lil Mama also made a splash with “Lipgloss.” Plus all the other alternative chicks like M.I.A. and [Santigold]. I don’t think Nicki necessarily opened the door for anyone else but herself. I think she’s doing a great job with what she’s doing. But I don’t think any of the current female rappers’ success are contingent upon anything Nicki Minaj did. It’s contingent upon our talents and creativity.”
Although the openly bi-sexual artist would love to collaborate with Nicki because she’s “mad sexy,” Azealia dissed Minaj for her fashion choices. “I think she’s a brilliant lyricist, but I think a lot of the things she started doing with her look were distracting,” she quipped. “I think she’s talented enough to sustain a very fruitful career without the ugly wigs and ugly costumes.”
Based on those comments, should Azealia bank on a collabo with the “mad sexy” Nicki anytime soon? Doesn’t sound like it to us!