Azealia Banks Claims UK Artists Are Not A “Legitimate Part Of Rap Culture”
5 November 2018, 16:26 | Updated: 5 November 2018, 16:31
Azealia Banks, who regularly feuds with Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea, has now turned her attention to the UK music scene.
Azealia Banks has claimed that UK rappers are not a “legitimate part of rap culture” during her latest Twitter rant.
“The fact that UK rappers think anyone considers them a legitimate part of rap culture makes me giggle,” she tweeted.
Some fans were quick to defend the UK music scene on Twitter.
We have a problem. You're JUST being invited back to the UK, and you say trash like this? They believed in you and your music when the US thought you were an art project.— Michael Archer (@DrivenByABeat4) November 2, 2018
I understand going after HER, but they also have Stormzy, Lady Leshurr, Shystie, Tinie, and the list goes on. pic.twitter.com/DnwiRBjkPg
ok drag steff all you want but what we’re NOT gonna do sis is discredit ALL the hardworking UK rappers— thicc legend (@ThatVeganslut) November 2, 2018
the amount of people who considers them a legitimate part of rap might be bigger thatn the amount of people who consider you relevant.— bertas ulozevičius (@bertasuloz) November 2, 2018
This isn’t the first time that Azealia Banks has shown her dislike for UK Hip-Hop after previously claiming that “UK rap is just a disgrace to rap culture in general.”
At the time she made the comments in 2016, she was faced with a huge backlash from the UK music scene and also dropped from a London music festival.
Azealia Banks was also banned from Twitter for racist comments made towards former One Direction singer Zayn Malik.
However despite being previously banned, Banks has made a new Twitter profile.
She has also taken shots at her long-running rival Iggy Azalea, after the ‘Fancy’ rapper announced that she had parted ways from her label Island Records.