It’s been about 15 minutes since Azealia Banks got into a Twitter beef with someone or other so she was due to get into another feud for some time now. This time around Azealia had something nasty to say about T.I.‘s wife Tiny and, unsurprisingly, T.I. had something a lot nastier to say back … which set off Azealia on an unhinged rant on Twitter that has blown the whole entire incident out of proportion. It’s a matter of she said/he said/she said back and, well, the whole thing would be entertaining if it weren’t so disappointing and sad.
This week, it’s T.I., who appeared in Banks’s crosshairs after his protégé, the Iggy Azalea, ended up on the XXL Freshman cover in 2012. (Yes, this is beef from 2012.) But with Iggy at the top of the charts, Banks might be feeling a bit more of the sting, because she’s lashing out at T.I. and his wife, Tiny. Most recently, after T.I. released a new song featuring Azalea, called “No Mediocre,” Banks quickly tweeted in response, “U want no mediocre but … Have you seen your wife?” Then T.I. posted some very unkind things on Instagram.
To which Azealia responded:
this grown ass man with kids went and cropped his favorite part of the atlantis video and really threatened to put hands on me LOL / niggas really do be hella pussy. u went to jail a million times for guns and drugs and are gonna turn around and threaten some girl. / yea i shouldn’t of said it, BUT SO WHAT, IT WAS FUNNY, really had to take it to threats? / This is not a good look for you black man, it really isn’t. / you’ve already been to jail for drugs and guns, your wife can’t read… can you be more of a statistic? / I BET HE WON’T DO SHIT. But sit and simmer, and watch the rest of the atlantis video. / T.I be voguing to atlantis. / he be like YAAAAS BITCH YAAAS / ok ok ok ok. its over.
And this is just a sample of things that Azealia has been tweeting since this beef erupted. Yes, T.I. took things too far with his initial response but Azealia Banks is so good at pushing people’s buttons that I tend to believe that she lives for these feuds so that people have something about her to talk about. I sincerely doubt we will ever get an album from her, despite her years of promising one, so for her to stay relevant, she needs to do these silly Twitter feuds to get people to talk about her. It would be nice if Banks actually put out new music to do the talking for her but … alas, it doesn’t seem to be in the cards.