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.”

 Banks went on to say that Cardi B – who is of Trinidadian and Dominican descent – was “only black when black want to include themselves in a success story”, going on to tweet: “I wanted spicy Latina and she gave me poor mans Nicki”.

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.

 According to reports, the rapper/singer was sued on June 13 for failing to pay over $130,000 (£115,000). It was alleged in papers filed by City National Bank in Manhattan Supreme Court that Banks had taken out three lines of credit – totalling at $78,827, $7,981 and $50,228 – since 2012.