Banks has been vocal about her dislike for Lemonade before, even saying that the narrative of Beyoncé’s song are the “Antithesis of what feminism is.” Addressing tweets made by the writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, Banks goes in further on her issue with Bey and her latest album effort.
This heartbroken black female narrative you keep trying to push is the Antithesis of what feminism is— BRUJA DEL BLOQUE (@AZEALIABANKS) April 26, 2016
Banks is claiming that Beyoncé’s political impact with Lemonade is only an attempt “to capitalize on a national conversation.” Controversially, Banks even tweeted that Beyoncé is “not an artist, she’s a poacher. she takes food out of darker skinned women’s mouth & pretends to be inspired.”
Read Banks’ tweets below.
I disagree. Beyonce is only trying to capitalize on a national conversation and make herself the star of it. https://t.co/VTPs67SRWJ— BRUJA DEL BLOQUE (@AZEALIABANKS) May 1, 2016
@tanehisicoates Don't think for a second that beyonce was intelligent enough to come up with any of those ideas on her own.— BRUJA DEL BLOQUE (@AZEALIABANKS) May 1, 2016
@tanehisicoates She's not an artist, she's a poacher. she takes food out of darker skinned women's mouths & pretends to be inspired.— BRUJA DEL BLOQUE (@AZEALIABANKS) May 1, 2016
@tanehisicoates Beyonce spent her entire career purposefully avoiding "blackness" but now that it's a trend she's trying to capitalize on it— BRUJA DEL BLOQUE (@AZEALIABANKS) May 1, 2016