The two rappers have been at odds for years, however a Snapchat made by Iggy may’ve started the reconciliation process. Azalea snapped a note that was later posted by Banks on Instagram.
It reads, “Call me crazy but girl; I don’t hate you,” she wrote. “I don’t know you to hate you. I believe you may want to meet me in person so you can steal a lock of my hair and cast a spell hoping I die (lol) I don’t agree with many of your opinions but honestly, At times I empathize with you as a creative Gemini woman.
“I wish you had spoken to me before deciding I was out to get you when we first came on the scene, but that’s also typical Gemini reaction shit (I get it),” the note continued. “As a 27 year old adult woman just know: I wish you well from one human to another and joke collaboration or not as adults we should move past trivial beef with strangers.”
Of course AB responded, but it wasn’t completely in open arms. She spoke with XXL shortly after the note was posted and explained how making peace could happen, albeit slowly.
“I think a true reconciliation can happen once there is some acknowledgment of what hip-hop has been trying to tell her,” she said. “I still don’t think she quite understands the effect her racial privilege and the socio-economic leverage that comes with it has on a marginalized group of women’s culture. Race aside, this is also a women’s issue. I hope that there will be a chance for us to have an open discussion about this, as I feel America and the world could really benefit from some candid discourse between two public figures about the world’s biggest sickness: racism. I wish for women of the future to be able to refer to this moment in women’s culture as an example of what can happen when people take time to understand.”
Subsequently, Azealia Banks took to Instagram and listed “release this Iggy collab” as one of her goals. Could a song featuring the two follow a reconciliation?
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