When asked about her retaliatory threat to choke the 40-year-old after he let loose a similarly violent freestyle aimed at her friend, Lana Del Rey, she went at him once again. “This is a dude who raps about killing his mother,” she said of the misogyny in Em’s lyrics. “And I think it’s casually Ok that you eat Hot Pockets and suck on your sister’s t***y. That’s casual in the trailer park, right?"
In spite of the diss, Banks says Eminem doesn’t matter to her. “I really don’t care. I’m not trying to f--k Eminem, and I don’t need anything from Eminem,” noted the Harlem native. “Didn’t he also have a song where a Black girl broke his heart and was calling her a ‘n***er’ and all that s**t? OK, Eminem.”
Besides the Em stuff, Banks talked about growing up with a physically abusive mother, moving in with her older sister at 14, and working as an exotic dancer during what she called a “low point” in her life. Luckily for her, the stripper job didn’t last very long. “I wanted some fast money,” she said. “I was such a chicken in the strip club. It was not my thing at all. I was there for just two weekends, and then I quit because ‘212’ blew up.”
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