Iggy Azalea, noted pseudo-southern (by way of Australia) rapper (because she was a failed popstar) and Azealia Banks, noted crazy yet talented artist, have never been friends. Azealia has always taken issue with Iggy’s appropriation of black culture – and presumably her lack of any recognizable talent – and Iggy has always sorta cowered in the corner when Azealia comes for her and starts preaching peace and unity because she clearly realises there’s no fighting that level of insanity.
Anyhoo, Azealia has gone in on Iggy yet again, this time for Iggy’s lack of outrage over the recent wave of messed up shit happening to black people. The lack of prosecution against Darren Wilson in Ferguson, the failure to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo for choke-holding 43-year-old Eric Garner TO DEATH despite the fact that, among other things, chokeholding is illegal, etc. The list goes on and on. Azealia’s point is that it’s super cool for Iggy to take on all the “cool” parts of black culture but when shit gets real, she stays quiet. Uh oh…
This is going to get long, so throwing the rest (including Iggy’s kumbaya response) behind a cut…
Azealia Banks was recently prancing around Twitter (that’s totally a thing you can do) bragging about a big name collaboration she was doing – Britney‘s ‘Work Bitch’ remix, that is. Considering Azealia says a lot of shit that never sees the light of day, no one took much notice of it. But surprise! It actually happened and it’s here and you can listen to it!
Don’t get too excited, though – she didn’t actually work with Britney on this, it doesn’t seem – she basically just wrote a rap to put over the beat of the song. Well, that’s… special. So… how exactly is this a “remix” instead of a remake? Or just a sampling of the beat for an original song? I just don’t know. There is literally one tiny sliver of Britney’s background vocals left in this. Awful.
Also, I’m not a major Britney fan, but I gotta say, I like the original better. What about you guys?
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Britney Spears has already revealed that she’s done a duet with Miley Cyrus for Miley’s upcoming album, Bangerz, and now it seems as if she’s going to be working with Azealia Banks on a remix of ‘Work Bitch’. That news comes courtesy of Azealia, though, who was hinting about it on Twitter so hard, trying to drum up support for her dwindling career, so take it with a grain of salt, I suppose!
Well, who knows if that’ll work out, but I guess… best of luck on that one. I don’t really think ‘Work Bitch’ needs a rap remix, but then, what do I know? They’ll remix anything these days.
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Azealia Banks has been talking about this debut album of hers for roughly two years, and it’s yet to surface. Every mixtape she’s ever released has been delayed, so why should an actual album be any different? Broke with Expensive Taste is the name of the record, and apparently she’s taken the title to heart and realised that she needs to start trying to make actual money by putting the fucking thing out there.
And so, Azealia Banks’ first full-length LP is apparently coming out in January. That’s 2014, by the way – though I can see why you might be skeptical, considering this thing was supposed to come out in 2012. That being said, I’ll believe it when I see it.
Also, what’s hilarious is that her take on it would be that she’s been making it THE BEST and putting finishing touches on it, but let’s be frank: you can’t polish a turd. I used to really like Azealia and her music – the 1991 EP is FIRE - but if the Fantasea mixtape is anything to go by, there will be one or two killer tracks on this album and then the rest will be like nails on a chalkboard – unlistenable. I mean, have you HEARD ‘Yung Rapunxel’ and ‘ATM Jam’? Atrocious.
Let’s just hope she raps about her totally real and worthwhile celebrity feuds on it!
Though summer’s technically not over, I think it’s time to take a look back at everything that happened these summer months. There was a LOT. What do you think was the most shocking? The most WTF? The best fashion moment? Let’s vote!
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Azealia Banks hasn’t done much over the past there years besides release one decent song (’212′ still holds up, sorry) and then try to start a lot of shit with artists who are actually making music instead of just talking about it on Twitter. Not content to have a rivalry with Marina Diamandis (LOL) and Lily Allen, Azealia is now aiming for the big dogs, accusing Lady GaGa for stealing her whole mermaid theme.
I’m not sure if you watched Lady GaGa’s return to performing at the Roundhouse in London the other night as the opening act of the iTunes festival, but it was a hot ass mess. That aside, there was a point when a Little Monster threw a mermaid doll up on stage and she ripped the head off to show how fierce she was. Azealia, narcissistic lunatic that she is, took this as ammunition to strike out at her new nemesis:
Granted, Azealia used to host “Mermaid Ball” shows, but here’s the thing: who cared about them? If I wore my hair in a high ponytail and put on an eye patch and then Celine Dion does that on her next tour, am I really gonna get mad that she “stole” my idea? No, because NO ONE CARES ABOUT ME. I’m not trying to undermine Azealia’s “success” thus far, but she got so caught up on the hype surrounding one song that she’s completely showed herself up in the year or two that’s followed. Concentrate on making music that’s not shit (because SMH, aside from a few standouts, the Fantasea mixtape was trash). No one’s gonna see that mermaid doll on stage with GaGa and think, “Huh, Azealia Banks likes mermaids and I bet she’s quite talented! I think I’ll go download her music!” Wrong.
Also, I love that she hashtags it “#huge” – because yes, getting attention from Lady GaGa for your basic ass WOULD be huge, and that’s coming from someone who can’t stand Lady GaGa anymore, either. She’s far from out of ideas – she’s got too many of them, and they came as a result of a crazy ass coke binge. I’d say that’s much more likely. PLUS, if I remember right, Azealia was supposed to be on Artpop and then her track got cut. I might be wrong, but I swear that was a thing that was going to happen.
Can’t people just shut up and get along?
In what has to be the weirdest, most pointless Twitter rivalry ever, known troublemaker Azealia Banks has started a “beef” (hate that expression) with known doesn’t-give-a-fuck-er Lily Allen over… ugly kids? Husbands that look like thumbs? I mean, it’s just sorta silly. I was gonna be all, “Here’s how it went down!” but.. I kinda just told you. Azealia said something on Twitter about how when she met Lily Allen once, she seemed all “coked up” and that her husband looked like a thumb? So Lily retaliated, calling her a one-hit wonder (which is kinda true, actually, since ’212′ received commercial success but homegirl’s been riding that wave for almost 2 years now). Then Azealia called her kids ugly and none of it makes any sense!!! I don’t understand! What is the point of this?
Lily was also spot on when she pointed out that Azealia must have a song coming out – which she does, with Pharrell (that’s mostly him whisper-singing and her doing a tiny bit of rapping… not very good) – and basically ended the whole to-do like so:
Lily also referred to Azealia as “Amanda” – as in, she of the crazy “ugly” tweets. I used to really love Azealia and a lot of her old tracks are great, but she’s literally spending so much time TRYING to be an icon that she’s missing out on the actual work that it takes – like, you know, great music. Plus, it’s just really, really corny to call someone “ugly” as an insult. Are you in 4th grade?