Is Azealia Banks misunderstood?
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Is Azealia Banks misunderstood?

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Azealia Banks is a talented rapper, but she is always at the epicenter of drama. Most recently Banks accused Rihanna and Kanye West of starving her, called Cardi B a caricature and exchanged insults with Remy Ma. But during a recent Breakfast Club interview Banks said she isn't sure why people take her opinions so seriously. The Harlem rapper has a strong fanbase and recently dropped a bop called "Anna Wintour" that is gaining traction. Is Azealia Banks just misunderstood?

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Banks hit the scene in 2012 with her single "212," and soon after she and fellow rapper Iggy Azalea started exchanging harsh words on Twitter. Banks accused Iggy of "cultural smudging," because she is a white rapper posing in a black-dominated industry. 

Banks then had a tiff with T.I. in 2014. T.I. released a song called "No Mediocre." The following day Banks tweeted, "U want no mediocre but … Have you seen your wife?" 

Fast forward to 2018, Banks most recent controversy is with Cardi B. Banks' words to Cardi were so hurtful the pregnant rapper left social media for a few days. In reference to Cardi, Banks said: 

I’m just talking about this caricature of a black woman that black women themselves would never be able to get away with,” Banks continued. “Like, if my spelling and grammar was that bad, I’d be canceled. If Nicki Minaj spelled like that, we would be ragging on her all day.”

But Banks has a loyal fanbase, and her video for "Anna Wintour" garnered over 1 million views in its first week. In her recent interview, she said her opinions are actually "terrible," which is why she isn't sure why people care about what she says. Nicki Minaj even recently co-signed the rapper and called her latest work "dope."

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