Lupe Fiasco Battles Azealia Banks and Kid Cudi on Twitter

Lupe Fiasco Battles Azealia Banks and Kid Cudi on Twitter

Kendrick Lamar’s Ferguson comments spark heated discussion between rappers.

Published January 10, 2015

Lupe Fiasco seems to be in a scrappy mood on social media. The rapper started beefing with both Azealia Banks and Kid Cudi on Twitter this weekend, and it all started with Kendrick Lamar's comments about the murder of Michael Brown.

K. Dot told Billboard that "what happened to [Michael Brown] should’ve never happened. Never. But when we don’t have respect for ourselves, how do we expect them to respect us? It starts from within. Don’t start with just a rally, don’t start from looting — it starts from within."

His comments have been extremely divisive, with many of his fellow rappers — including Banks and Cudi — taking him to task for talking down to the Black community. Lupe, however, agrees with Lamar's sentiments, and stood up for him against criticism from Banks and Cudi.

"Dear black artists, dont talk down on the black community like you are Gods gift to n****s everywhere," wrote Cudi, to which Lupe responded, "Shut up...FOH @KidCudi." He went on to say, "How about you stop shitting on the people who really cared about your well being when this biz was ripping you apart. Fake a** @KidCudi," seemingly bringing the support he offered Cudi during the rapper's dark days of drug use into the argument.

The back-and-forth continued from there, ending with Cudi blocking Lupe from his feed.

Azealia Banks, who expressed her own disappointment in Lamar's comments, also clapped back to Lupe in a string of her signature shady tweets. "Poor Lupe Fiasco. You're only known as Kanye's ex-man'snem ... you're confused," she wrote. "@LupeFiasco you still haven't made a decent song since i was 17. @LupeFiasco you don't even book shows. shhhhhhh. @LupeFiasco Jay-z doesn't know you silly. lol"

Lupe played defense against each of her insults with TwitPics refuting her claims, including a shot of him hanging backstage with Jay Z. He seemed to think his pictures were worth a thousand of Banks' insults, declaring he "destroyed" her in their 140-character debate. He then extended an olive branch, congratulating Banks for having her music featured in an NYC museum exhibit. "I would die to have my music in a museum exhibit celebrating the heights of black artistic achievement along side Basquiat's. She did that," he wrote, before pointing out that she didn't even know she was featured in the exhibit until he told her.

Must be a slow weekend in the world of hip hop.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz

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