Rapper Azealia Banks Shades Beyonce And Her New Film "Lemonade"
|Rapper Azealia Banks Shades Beyonce And Her New Film "Lemonade"|
The artist, who is very outspoken on Twitter over the challenges facing not only black artists but black women in general, began a Twitter tirade on Monday criticizing Beyonce's new visual album Lemonade that dropped over the weekend and has been roundly celebrated by for its black female empowerment messaging. (The track "Don't Hurt Yourself," for example, features a quote by Malcolm X that "the most disrespected person in America is the black woman.")
Famed for voicing her forthright views on fellow artists, the 24-year-old has now called out Beyonce for hypocrisy, weakness, appropriation, and capitalism in a seemingly never-ending Twitter rant. Banks rebuked her visual album for being the "antithesis of feminism", arguing that it entrenches black sufferance.
Banks also sided with Piers Morgan, the controversial Mail Online columnist who penned a scathing column about Queen Bey’s new album.
“This heartbroken black female narrative you keep trying to push is the Antithesis of what feminism is,” the Harlem-born rapper wroteon Twitter. “You been singing about this n**** for years and he still playing you. That's not strength that's stupidity.”
“And it's not what the national black women's conversation needs right now. More pain more suffering in the face of a man,” she continued.
“You keep crying over a man and perpetuating that sad black female sufferance and it's Not good for what we're trying to accomplish here.”
Just six months ago you told every black girl in the industry to "bow down" now you want to stick up for black folk lol— BRUJA DEL BLOQUE (@AZEALIABANKS) April 25, 2016
You can't sell your soul then try to get it back LOL. That's not how it works— BRUJA DEL BLOQUE (@AZEALIABANKS) April 25, 2016
You keep crying over a man and perpetuating that sad black female sufferance and it's Not good for what we're trying to accomplish here— BRUJA DEL BLOQUE (@AZEALIABANKS) April 26, 2016
You trying to embody oshun as a prop for ur personal gain. Let us see you. Show us ur tools and ur soperas ur prendas whatever. I need to c— BRUJA DEL BLOQUE (@AZEALIABANKS) April 26, 2016