February 15, 2013


Azealia Banks Adds "Harlem Shake" Producer Baauer to Her Enemy List

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Roger Kisby/Getty Images

Azealia Banks is making enemies again.

Yesterday, the Harlem native decided to give her own take on the oh-so-viral "Harlem Shake" track with her own rap verses. Turns out the actual creator of the track, New York-based trap producer Baauer, wasn't too happy about it. He ordered her to take it down.

Like any professional artist would, Banks took to Twitter to discuss the matter. "why you coccblockin tho??? Lmaoooooo," Banks politely asked. Baauer respectfully answered, "because it’s not your song lol." 

Then things got rude.

“You’re a p-ssy. You don’t belong in hip hop,” Banks said back. The display caught another one of her enemies, Perez Hilton, who added to the fire with, "How does it feel to be better known for all your trash-talking than your music, Azealia? #TeamBauuer.”

Soon enough, Banks hit back at Hilton with an f-bomb (like she did last month) and called him an “evil f-ggot,” deeming Baauer and some supporters on Mad Decent, “all f-ggoots.... May you drown in f-ggotry.”

Banks was smart enough to realize people may not agree with her word choices and defended herself by reminding us it's not the year 1905. “Everyones [sic] always acting like its fucking 1905 in this b-tch,” she wrote.

Banks then opened up her vocabulary to discussion and asked "Why has society accepted "n-gger" as a colloquialism ... but will not accept "f-ggot"?"

Her response an hour following the beef was, "We are all entitled to our own truths. :)" 

With another hour to think things over, she posted an illegal download link to the remix. Stay classy everybody!