Wow! This is some rare news. Azealia Banks makes peace with one of her rivals? WHAT!?
After over five years of beefing, it appears Banks and Iggy Azalea may be ready to squash their beef… and even collaborate?
Recently, Iggy posted a note on Snapchat, where she hinted at ending their longtime feud. “Call me crazy but girl; I don’t hate you,” she wrote. “I don’t know you to hate you. I believe you may want to meet me in person so you can steal a lock of my hair and cast a spell hoping I die (lol) I don’t agree with many of your opinions but honestly, At times I empathize with you as a creative Gemini woman.
“I wish you had spoken to me before deciding I was out to get you when we first came on the scene, but that’s also typical Gemini reaction shit (I get it),” she added. “As a 27 year old adult woman just know: I wish you well from one human to another and joke collaboration or not as adults we should move past trivial beef with strangers.”
After this began to circulation, Banks spoke with XXL about possibly making peace with Iggy. “I think a true reconciliation can happen once there is some acknowledgment of what hip-hop has been trying to tell her,” she said. “I still don’t think she quite understands the effect her racial privilege and the socio-economic leverage that comes with it has on a marginalized group of women’s culture. Race aside, this is also a women’s issue. I hope that there will be a chance for us to have an open discussion about this, as I feel America and the world could really benefit from some candid discourse between two public figures about the world’s biggest sickness: racism. I wish for women of the future to be able to refer to this moment in women’s culture as an example of what can happen when people take time to understand.”
Later, Banks took to Instagram calling an Iggy collaboration her “rap bitch dreams.” “If I can manage to get signed by JAY-Z, have him pickup Slay-Z (a no brainer), release the iggy collab, get Kanye to give me this beat (for free lol), release Fantasea II: The Second Wave on TIDAL (so fitting), and get Lionsgate to release CoCo, all my little rap bitch dreams will be complete,” she wrote. “I’ll sign a gag order I don’t care lol. I want to sign with JAY-Z.”
After Iggy Azalea was made XXL’s 2012 Freshman Class, Banks bashed the rapper and the magazine over it, specifically pointing out that she once called herself a “runaway slave master” in a song. “I’m pro black girl. I’m not anti white girl, but I’m also not here for any1 outside of my culture trying to trivialize very serious aspects of it,” Banks tweeted at the time.
Iggy is currently prepping the release of her long-awaited sophomore album, Digital Distortion, which currently has no release date.