Cardi B has decided to go dark after deleting her Instagram and making her Twitter profile private following a harsh tirade by female rapper, Azealia Banks.
In her interview on Friday with The Breakfast Club, Azealia Banks boldly accused Cardi B of being an “illiterate, untalented rat” and singling her out as a “caricature of a black woman”.
“Two years ago, the conversation surrounding black women’s culture was really reaching an all-time high,” Banks explained while referring to Beyoncé’s Lemonade. “There was just this really, really, really intelligent conversation going on nationally and then everything just kind of changed and then it was like Cardi B.”
This is yet another episode between the two female rappers, and fans are watching closely to see just how far this goes. In 2016, Azealia Banks threw some shade at Cardi B, calling her a “poor man’s Nicki Minaj.” B strike back with a video footage of Banks dancing to her top hit, “Bodak Yellow”
Azealia Banks went on to make fun of Cardi B’s misspelled lyrics and poor grammar.
“If my spelling and grammar was that bad, I’d be canceled. If Nicki Minaj spelt like that, we would be ragging on her all day.”
Cardi B has been a victim of raging beefs and extreme critiques from top female rappers like Nicki Minaj and other Hip-hop fans. She, however, seems to leverage this ‘bad publicity’ to build her career. Just this year, the ‘Bodak Yellow’ artist was named the second female rapper to hit number one of the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
After Ms. Banks’ interview, Cardi B responded with a since-deleted Instagram post saying…
“I’m from the hood. I speak how I speak. I am how I am. I did not choose to be famous — people choose me… I never asked to be an example or a role model. I don’t want to change my ways because I’m famous.”
She went on to attack Azealia Banks’ previous takedowns with other female artists.
“A woman who constantly finds joy in belittling black women… Beyonce, Rihanna, Skai Jackson, Remy Ma… can’t try and stand for them because it’s convenient”
Cardi B defended her rap style by explaining that she is fluent in two languages and that her ‘grating’ voice and sharp laughter do not make her sketchy.
Ms. B ended the row by wishing Banks well in her career.
“I pray you find peace in your own heart and reason in your own mind. Pray for your own success before you pray for the downfall of others.”