Azealia Banks Justifies Calling Cardi B an ‘Illiterate, Untalented” Rapper

Azealia Banks is not sorry for criticising Cardi B.

The Anna Wintour rapper sat with the folks at The Breakfast Club today, where she talked about being blacklisted by the hip-hop community, her tirade on Cardi B and more.

Banks has been in a rebuilding her fan base, making considerable effort to shift the focus away from her controversial nautre that brought her a lot of troubles, to her music. But first, she is clearing up some of the things she said in past, which includes calling Cardi an “illiterate, untalented rat”.

About her recently blossoming career, she said: “The powers that be have given me some leeway. I’m back a little bit. They let me stick my head through the window, they didn’t let in the door yet […] Of course I had to change. I don’t know what I’ve had to change. But, I feel like I’ve changed. I feel different. I don’t feel as tense as I did when I first came out. Just tense, angsty. I’ve been trying to grow and change for a very long time and I just haven’t been given the room to do that.”

About how the media has affected her career, she said: “When I look at black women’s culture as a whole thing and you think about the media and the power that the media has. The media had the power to get rid of me and the media has the power to make anyone the forefront.”

About her harsh criticism of Cardi B, she said: “Two years ago, the conversation surrounding black women’s culture was really reaching an all-time high and we were really like discussing our power amongst ourselves. Beyoncé came out with Lemonade. There was just this really, intelligent conversation going on nationally and then everything just kind of changed and then it was like Cardi B […] I’m just talking about this caricature of a black woman that black women themselves would never be able to get away with.”

And she said a lot more.

Watch the full interview down below.


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