Don’t go looking for Cardi B on Instagram, because the rap phenom has deleted her account in the wake of a nasty social-media beef with feud-loving Azealia Banks.
As Us Weekly reports, Banks stirred things up during an appearance on the Power 105. 1’s The Breakfast Club on Friday, May 11, blasting the “Bodak Yellow” star as an “illiterate untalented rapper” and describing her as a “caricature of a black woman.”
“Two years ago, the conversation surrounding black women’s culture was really reaching an all-time high,” Banks said on the show. “There was just this really, really, really intelligent conversation going on nationally and then everything just kind of changed and then it was like Cardi B.”
Added Banks: “I’m just talking about this caricature of a black woman that black women themselves would never be able to get away with. Like, if my spelling and grammar was that bad, I’d be canceled. If Nicki Minaj spelled like that, we would be ragging on her all day.”
Did Cardi B have something to say about Banks’ remarks? You bet she did, responding to a clip of the interview via an Instagram comment. “Beyonce? Wasn’t Beyonce the same woman she was talking s**t about and dragging all over the media?” wrote Cardi B. “I’m from the hood, I speak how I speak, I am how I am. I did not choose to be famous, people choose me! This is coming from a woman that bleached her skin but want to advocate. GOODBYE. I’m not apologizing or killing myself because of who I am.”
She had more to say in a series of scathing tweets:
Banks took to Twitter and fired back. “So because I point out that you get away with being the typical caricature of a black woman that society says is wrong … and you respond by calling me unattractive and bringing up skin bleaching to basically make fun of me for not being light skinned?”
She added: “Just because I mix a few words up forgot to use commas or misspell a few words doesn’t make me illiterate and doesn’t make me stupid. And because I laugh a little harder or talk a little louder doesn’t make me a caricature!” the “I Like It” rapper continued. “You think your advocating for women and your doing the opposite! I pray you find peace in your own heart and reason in your own mind. Pray for your own success before you pray for the downfall of others.”