Azealia Banks says Cardi B is a ‘poor man’s Nicki Minaj’
Banks criticises the hype for the ‘Bodak Yellow’ star
Azealia Banks has hit out at Cardi B, describing her as a “poor man’s Nicki Minaj“.
Bronx rapper Cardi B scored her first-ever US number one with her track ‘Bodak Yellow’ this week, dislodging Taylor Swift from the top spot in the process. She’s only the fifth female rapper ever to have a song top Billboard’s Hot 100.
According to Complex, Banks responded to the news with a series of now-deleted tweets, writing: “I’m sorry. Black industry men are too hype for this Latina girl I’ve never seen them jump like this for Remy [Ma] or Nicki [Minaj].”
She added: “Spinning this ‘for the culture’ story when they are simply letting white men at Atlantic buy them into hating their own women.”
Cardi B had recently taken to Twitter to claim that “every single female rapper” had congratulated her on reaching number one.
Azealia Banks, meanwhile, was recently sued over unpaid credit card bills.