American top female rapper Azealia Banks has heavily condemned multiple award-winning rapper Cardi B, during an interview on The Breakfast show.
Banks suggested that the bar of female rappers was dropped for the likes of Cardi B to rise and it is unfair.
The female rapper whose Twitter account was closed in 2016 following a racial rant with former One Republic singer Zayn Malik, further explained on Twitter with another account which has been blocked that Cardi does not represent black rappers.
According to her, black female rappers dropped words on female entrepreneurship not words on “Unprotected sex” like Cardi B does.
She said, “When I look at black women’s culture as a whole thing and then you think about the media and the power the media has … the media has the power to make anyone at the forefront.
“I think that it’s very concerning to me that this conversation surrounding back women’s culture changed.’
“I feel like maybe two years ago the conversation about black culture was really reaching an all-time high. We were really discussing the power among ourselves. Then everything just changed. Then, it was like Cardi B.”
She further described Cardi B as a “caricature of a black woman that black women themselves would never be able to get away with.”
“If my spelling and grammar was that bad I’d be cancelled. If Nicki Minaj spelled like that, they’d be ragging on her all day. When it comes to this female rap thing that we have, I don’t understand how we go from Beyoncé and Lemonade and Solange and all these great conversations to like … this. I know we’re not monolithic but come on.
“It’s not that [she’s a stripper]. I feel like you guys use everything to make this bigger than what it is. I just don’t understand the extreme lack of couth. I’ve never seen that. I’ve never seen that at the forefront of female rap. I didn’t know that the bar would be lowered so much. It was kind of like a culture shock. When you’re talking about this female rap thing — bitches that really push their pen, girls that live, breathe and sweat this art thing — I just feel like it’s unfair to the real institution of female rap.”
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