Azealia Banks Targets Lil Kim on Twitter

Azealia Banks Targets Lil Kim on Twitter

An assumed snub by the Queen B upsets the young rapper.

Published May 7, 2012

Azealia Banks seems to have an easier time making enemies than friends. The hip hop newcomer from Harlem made a play for Lil Kim's bad side on Twitter  (her preferred method of pot stirring) yesterday by accusing the Queen B of relying on ghostwriters.

Banks kicked off the drama with a tweet claiming that she had upset Kim by writing her a reference verse for a song on which she was to be featured. Banks said she decided to write the verse because "everyone knows" that Kim doesn't write her own lyrics.

"Everyone knows Lil Kim doesn't write her own raps and I saw this as a faster more efficient way of getting the track done," Banks wrote.

The "212" rapper somewhat contradicted this claim in a later tweet, in which she alleged it had been Kim's management who requested the reference verse in the first place.

Responding to Banks' allegations, representatives for Lil Kim released a statement to AllHipHop expressing surprise at the situation and questioning the younger artist's motives.

"We have no idea what they are referencing and have no desire to discuss the matter any further as there is nothing to talk about," the statement read. "It honestly seems that someone from azealia’s team would rather have her fans buy into manufactured drama instead of buying music."

Undeterred, Banks kept the taunts coming in subsequent tweets.

“@LilKim u can still use the verse if you want.. Or feel free to write your own. But you should really do the verse," she wrote.

Recently, the 20-year-old up-and-comer made headlines for brazen Twitter offensives against T.I. and Iggy Azalea. Prior to yesterday's comments, she had cited Kim as one of the few artists she admired. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.


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Written by Reggie Ugwu


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