It’s a new year, and with it comes new feuds. Stars are feistier than ever, and the number of social networks for them to fight on is only growing. In what’s shaping up to be the best Twitter feud of 2013 (so far), two up-and-coming MCs battle it out over sleights both real and imagined. Sexual insults will be spat, and diss tracks will recorded.
How It Got Started: Banks sent out a general missive about the rules for claiming New York street cred:
Seriously, if you were not born and raised in NY.... DON'T CLAIM NY. YOU ARE NOT A NEW YORKER.— YUNG RAPUNXEL (@AZEALIABANKS) January 3, 2013
As the Detroit-born Haze recorded a track called “New York” this summer, she assumed Banks was subtweeting about her, and went on the offensive. Banks fired back, and things escalated from there.
Best Shots: There’s nothing like a fight between former besties, as old memories get dredged up and both combatants know exactly where to aim their barbs:
Angel Haze has a crush on me. Thats it. Case Closed.— YUNG RAPUNXEL (@AZEALIABANKS) January 3, 2013
lololol, adam's apple? @azealiabanks? I guess your best physical trait is photoshop....causeee uh....ive seen you in person.— Young Gypsy(@AngelHaze) January 3, 2013
Whatever, angel haze was just waiting for an opportunity to express her Azealia Banks jealousy.— YUNG RAPUNXEL (@AZEALIABANKS) January 3, 2013
Bitch, what advance...you're signed to interscope...Chief Keef's album came out before yours @azealiabanks ......— Young Gypsy(@AngelHaze) January 3, 2013
LOL HOW YOU HAVE MORE TWEETS THAN FOLLOWERS @angelhaze LMFAOOOOOOOOOO ?!?!??!— YUNG RAPUNXEL (@AZEALIABANKS) January 3, 2013
Tweets/Accounts Later Deleted: Haze scrubbed her account of her initial remarks, as well as her diss about Banks’ skin tone (“I’m sorry for the skin tone tweet, though. I don’t have any personal disdain towards dark skinned people. Seriously.”) but Banks’ tweets all remain. Endgame: Haze took time out from Twitter to record a diss track, “On the Edge,” that summed up all her anti-Banks arguments: “Bitch, I got ammo on you! Bitch, you don’t want war!”
Who Won? Though she stumbled a bit in her opening gambit, we’re going to have to give this one to Haze, for the sheer insanity of her escalation.
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