Azealia Banks Just Dragged Nicki Minaj For Working With Controversial Rapper 6ix9ine
Even a broken clock is right twice a day...
Azealia Banks is back at it with the beef, and this time around she’s reignited her longtime feud with fellow rapper Nicki Minaj.
Banks called out the "Chun-Li" songstress over working with controversial rapper 6ix9ine, who she paired up with for song "Fefe" earlier this week, and who is also set to join her and Future on their NickiHndrxx World Tour later this year.
The collab received major backlash over the fact that 69 -- real name Daniel Hernandez -- entered a guilty plea in 2016 for a felony charge of possessing a sexual performance by a child after he filmed and posted a video of friends groping and having sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl in 2015, according to court documents obtained by Jezebel.
Voicing her vehement disapproval over the pairing, Banks commented on the music video, “Lol the pedophile and the pedo apologist. LINK UP! [sic]” -– the “pedo apologist” comment referring to Nicki’s silence over her brother Jelani Maraj, who was convicted of raping his former step-daughter, who was 11 years old at the time.
She then kicked her outrage up a notch via her Instagram story, where she dragged Nicki and 69, telling fans there was “a new queen of rap coming very very soon”.
“The new criteria for being queen of rap is: As queen of rap you are responsible for protecting the rights, safety and well beings of young women of colour, and as such, thou shall not associate with or lend your voice to known paedophiles as you send the message that it’s okay for 18-year-old boys to fondle 13-year-old girls and get away with it,” she said.
“Lol, I had no clue this was all going to unravel so quickly. The female rap landscape is changing rapidly. Hip-hop is the only genre in modern times that normalizes sexual assault and physical abuse against women. It’s fucking sad,” she added.
"No shade …. it’s like this whole YouTube culture taken over music and everyone is going against their better judgment to try and cash in on it… I’m convinced some rappers would collab with David Duke if they felt it would chart. Despicable.”
Other Twitter users were quick to join Banks in their disgust over the video, with many saying they were shocked that they actually agreed with the ever-controversial Banks. This, of course, refers to the star's penchant for attacking basically anyone with a pulse in the music scene via Twitter -- which eventually led to her original account being banned on the platform.
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