Lana Del Rey threatens Azealia Banks over Kanye West feud
The conflict was ignited after Azealia Banks accused Lana Del Rey of "selective outrage" over Kanye West's support of Donald Trump
Lana Del Rey and Azealia Banks are feuding over Kanye West. Don't take out your stilletos Kim, the conflict seems to be over Kanye West's politics. It might be recalled that Kanye appeared on the 44th premiere of Saturday Night Live wearing a MAGA hat and interated his support for President Donald Trump.
This didn't go down with many, including Del Rey, who took to Instagram to call out Kanye, terming his support for Trump a "loss of culture."
This didn't sit well with rapper Azealia Banks, who attacked the 'Summertime Sadness' for "selective outrage" about politics. Banks took to Twitter to say, "Wow okay Lana, this would be cute if you were consistent with your outrage and refused to collab with ASAP rocky who has physically assaulted women too," referring to Lana's collaboration with Rocky on 'Summer Bummer' in 2017.
Lana Del Rey vs Azealia Banks: Feud of the century PERIODT pic.twitter.com/wTubn8v5PS— Cruz🌙🥀 (@cckingx) October 9, 2018
"To me, this just looks like the typical White woman taking using a weakened target to ‘pretend’ to be an ally," Banks added. Banks then went on to talk about the systematic racism in society and slammed Del Rey, saying she "wouldn’t dare challenge a black woman on her opinion" given that there is a lot more prejudice between sexes than there is between women.
She also called out Lana for using Kanye "for your own vapid attempts to seem politically aware". "Kanye is not your enemy or THE enemy. In fact, your selective outrage Makes YOU. The enemy," she continued. "You’re exactly the kind of thought police Kanye is fighting against… I suggest you apologize to Kanye," Banks added. "You white female liberals are so self-serving," she concluded provoking and challenging Del Rey to argue her opinion and point of view over an Instagram story.
In response to Azealia's comments, Lana tweeted back to Banks calling her out to come over to her house and fight face to face. "u know the addy. Pull up anytime. Say it to my face. But if I were you- I wouldn’t," Lana tweeted. She also threatened Banks and said, "I won’t not f— you the f— up. Period. Banks. u coulda been the greatest female rapper alive but u blew it. don't take it out on the only person who had ur back".
Lana Del Rey dragged Azealia Banks on Twitter after Azealia came for Lana voicing her opinion on Kanye West. pic.twitter.com/obqIl8VQUM— Lana Del Rey Latest (@DelReyLatest) October 9, 2018
Banks countered Lana by posting a picture of the singer and criticized her appearance claiming that Lana had "got work done on her face, and none done on her body (where she needed it most)".
Lana could not help but retaliate and said, "I’ll send you my surgeon’s number and a good psychiatrist I know in LA – your psych meds aren’t working #uneedanewcocktail".
Neither of the two was ready to back down and Banks wrote on Tuesday, "Where’s the pull up tweet? I’m talking to my lawyer". Lana was totally unfazed by Azealia's legal threats and responded saying, "Tell him it’s a promise, not a threat".
This is not the first time that Banks has got into a feud with a celebrity. She had gone after 'Bodak Yellow' rapper Cardi B, calling her a variety of things ranging from a "caricature of a black woman" to "an illiterate, untalented rat".
"You’re illiterate, you’re baby mama 4/5 to [a] man who has women crawling out of the woodworks with kids," she wrote on Twitter. "You’re a real-life episode of Maury sis. … The fact that your overall statistic-ness is being merited as success is a clear indication that the suits backing you are using you as a weapon against black women’s consciousness and culture," she continued.