Cardi B Deletes Instagram After Azealia Banks Calls Her A "Caricature Of A Black Woman"
Cardi hit back before deleting her account.
Azaelia Banks is back at it again with the celebrity feuds and once again Cardi B is the target of her ire.
Earlier this week Banks appeared on the radio show The Breakfast Club where she talked about her new music, Trump and the state of female rap.
The rapper took aim at Cardi B when discussing the relationship between the media and black women, saying the discourse has derailed in the past few years and put the blame squarely on Cardi.
"Maybe two years ago, the conversation surrounding black women’s culture was reaching an all-time high. We were discussing our power amongst ourselves. Beyoncé came out with Lemonade and there was a 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," Banks continued. "If my spelling and grammar was that bad, I’d be cancelled. If Nicki Minaj spelled like that, you’d just be ragging on her all day."
"I’ve never seen that at the forefront of female rap. I didn’t know the bar would be lowered so much. It was kind of like a culture shock."
In response, Cardi posted a lengthy statement to her Instagram before eventually deleting her account.
"Just because I mix a few words up, forget to use commas or misspell a few words doesn’t make me illiterate and doesn’t make me stupid," the now-deleted post read.
"And because I laugh a little harder or talk a little louder doesn’t make me a caricature!"
The "Bodak Yellow" rapper also tweeted she was "tired of the bullshit," and that she planned to enjoy her pregnancy and new projects before plugging her recently released album Invasion of Privacy. She then turned her Twitter account private, meaning only those with permission can see her tweets.
This isn't the first time Cardi and Banks have clashed on social media. In September 2017, as "Bodak Yellow" went to number one in the charts, Banks posted a series of tweets criticising Cardi and calling her a "poor man's Nicki [Minaj]".
Cardi simply responded in a tweet, "One of the reasons Bodak Yellow went #1 cuz even the HATERS LOVE IT !!"
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