Harlem firebomb Azealia Banks is at again expressing her fervent frustration with another artist. This time, she’s unhappy with Lil’ Kim after a tentative collaboration between the two bit the dust (via Rap-Up).
“It really sucks when someone you respect and admire is trying to act brand new when all u did was reach out and try to work,” Banks recently tweeted.
Kim’s publicist, C.J. Carter, soon issued a statement in response, saying, “It honestly seems that someone from Azealia’s team would rather have her fans buy into manufactured drama instead of buying music. Kim knows nothing of any beef, and furthermore has had nothing but nice things to say about her. We don’t know what this is and will not address this any further. It seems that this is another sad attempt by someone trying to use my client for publicity. We wish her nothing but the best.”
Azealia then took to Twitter again to further address the situation.
“Okay so true tea is that Lil Kim got mad that I wrote a verse for her on a record I wanted her on," she wrote. "Everyone knows Lil Kim doesn’t write her own raps and I saw this as a faster more efficient way of getting the track done. She then had her assistant write me some long ass offensive email about how Lil Kim writes her own raps and doesn’t need anyone’s help.”
Tell ‘em why you mad, Azealia.
You can read her rant in full below.