In a scorching Instagram Story, Azealia Banks didn’t hold back as she waded into the feud between Drake and Joe Budden. The outspoken artist took aim at Drake, critiquing alleged cosmetic enhancements and questioning his authenticity in the world of Hip Hop.
Azealia’s Roast: Banks minced no words, questioning whether Drake comprehends that surgical alterations don’t align with the essence of Hip Hop. She lashed out at what she called Drake’s attempts to portray himself as a genuine MC, insisting that true enthusiasts of the genre aren’t swayed by such cosmetic interventions.
Authenticity and Street Credibility: Azealia Banks didn’t stop there. She questioned Drake’s foray into the portrayal of Canadian “street life,” deeming it an unconvincing venture. In her eyes, it seems his efforts to infuse street credibility into his image fell flat.
Birdman Gets a Piece of Azealia’s Mind: When Birdman stepped up to defend Drake after Joe Budden’s candid album review, Banks didn’t hesitate to fire back. She criticized Birdman’s online threats against Budden, urging him to focus on his own projects rather than engage in online confrontations.
Predicting Consequences: Banks didn’t mince words about the potential repercussions of Birdman’s actions, suggesting that if anything untoward happened to Joe Budden, it could be linked back to both Birdman and Drake. She warned against escalating tensions, emphasizing the negative image it casts on the genre.
Critique of Musical Relevance: Azealia Banks also weighed in on the musical relevance of both Birdman and Drake. While she praised Birdman’s past contributions, she indicated it had been a while since he’d been in the limelight. She didn’t shy away from stating her view that Drake’s music has become redundant, suggesting that only a specific demographic still resonates with it.
A Scathing Verdict: Banks left no doubt about her perspective, asserting that only a select audience, including “nepo babies” and specific immigrant groups, still find Drake’s music compelling. Her verdict on both Drake and Birdman’s roles in shaping the genre was unapologetically candid.
In the midst of a heated exchange between Drake, Joe Budden, and Birdman, Azealia Banks has inserted herself into the mix with her characteristic candor and unfiltered opinions. As the feud continues to unfold, Banks’s fiery remarks add another layer of intensity to the ongoing saga.
Azealia Banks shares her thoughts on Drake’s comments to Joe Budden via her Instagram story:
“Does Drake know his nose job and liposuction is not hiphop…don't reeeeeeeeallly care about his soft-toothed colonized confused mixed-race facsimile attempts to exhibit the true… pic.twitter.com/IAtsvAy3MW
— The Female Rap Room (@girlsinrap) October 9, 2023