Lana Del Rey may have thought she was speaking facts when she dropped her soliloquy on Instagram, but instead the tone-deaf post got her dragged by Black Twitter, prompting Azealia Banks to drop a few facts of her own.
As previously reported, early Thursday (May 21) morning, Lana Del Rey took to social media to share a controversial Instagram post that appeared to take slight digs at women of color. Del Rey named Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Megan Thee Stallion, and Doja Cat for having lyrics that glorify “bad girl” behavior while hitting back at her critics who say she “glamorizes abuse.”
Azealia Banks then expounded on her point educating Lana on her privilege for even having the nerve to compare the historic accomplishments of the four Black women as a knock at her fame. While many were calling for the normally erratic Banks to drag her in a manner that she is known for, Banks showed that it was better for her to kill the notion with the truth before sympathizing with what she felt Del Rey was trying to say.
This isn’t the first time that Azealia Banks has had to gather Lana Del Rey, in 2018 the two got into a heated exchange on Twitter after the “Dexedrine” rapper called Del Rey a “fake ally” after she publicly criticized Kanye West for his support of Donald Trump.
“Trump becoming our president was a loss for the country but your support of him is a loss for the culture,” Del Rey wrote. “I can only assume you relate to his personality on some level. Delusions of Grandeur, extreme issues of narcissism — none of which would be a talking point if we weren’t speaking about the man leading our country. If you think it’s alright to support someone who believes it’s OK to grab a woman by the p**** just because he’s famous-then you need an intervention as much as he does — something so many narcissists will never get because there just isn’t enough help for the issue.”
Not being a fan of the white interjection in what many consider “Black business”, Banks clapped at Del Rey calling her approach to the matter “fake” after pointing out she worked with A$AP Rocky, who was charged with physical assault after allegedly slapping a female fan.
“Wow okay Lana, this would be cute if you were consistent with your outrage and refused to collab with ASAP rocky who has physically assaulted women too,” Banks tweeted at the time. “To me this just looks like the typical White woman taking using a weakened target to ‘pretend’ to be an ally.”
Despite Azealia trying to keep things on a positive note now, that didn’t stop Black Twitter for rejoicing in the drag with comments of their own and of course they brought the jokes. Check out a few of the hilarious responses below.
Lana Del Rey waking up tomorrow morning with a message from Azealia Banks: pic.twitter.com/IcbkzrIVmq— cruel ɴᴏx (@cruelnox) May 21, 2020
Lana Del Rey is giving y’all Azealia Banks energy.. but y’all rather spare her b/c she’s white.... pic.twitter.com/MxAoenloJ9— D (@Twonesterr) May 21, 2020
i hate how you guys hated on Azealia Banks for calling out Lana Del Rey but now love her whenever you guys hate the other one i- pic.twitter.com/MuetrMXRag— t (@TyAmici) May 21, 2020
Lana del Rey: I wanna sing about my pussy without getting criticized— latinmaraj (@latinmaraj) May 21, 2020
Azealia banks: pic.twitter.com/ILaHj7iow9
"I'm not a feminist, but there has to be a place in feminism for women who look and act like me" is a real hell of a sentence to think, type, and publish— Helen Rosner (@hels) May 21, 2020
Lana Del Rey erased the work of Black women and played the oppression Olympics, just to promote two poetry books and an album. The Caucasity of it all..— Dani Kwateng (@danikwateng) May 21, 2020