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Azealia Banks Backtracks On Beyonce Praise, Blasts 'LEMONADE'

Azealia Banks Backtracks On Beyonce Praise, Blasts 'LEMONADE'

Is this ever going to end?

Published April 27th

All pleasantries must come to an end. That’s Azealia Banks’ primary motto (not really, but that’s how we see it). After originally blasting Beyoncé for her acting skills, which she had yet to see in Lemonade as she took aim before its release, the Harlem native turned coat and actually praised Bey for her latest album, calling it “exactly what pop culture needed.”

Well, now it seems Ms. Banks has found a new reason to jab at the Houston songstress (as if she’s listening). She took to Twitter yesterday (April 26) in order to let everyone know her new favorite Bey flaw.

“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,” she tweeted, prior to adding, "Queens are supposed to lead, they don't step on the spirits of the girls who come after them then to just try and take that same spirit."

Sigh.

It also sounds like Azealia Banks knows exactly what’s going on in Beyonce’s relationship with Jay Z (she doesn’t) as she commented on the now famed “Becky with the good hair,” a reference to a now widely debunked analogy about the rapper cheating on his wife.

"You been singing about this ni**a for years and he still playing you," Banks continued in her tweeting. "That's not strength that's stupidity... 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."

Azealia Banks also questioned Beyonce’s commitment to pushing the feminist agenda and made a bunch of reaches in a perceived grab for attention. Oh, and she took to Periscope shortly after her Twitter rant as well, just to clear up anything fans had questions about. Read all related tweets below.

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Written by Paul Meara

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