Yesterday, Azealia Banks stepped further into cancellation territory by coming for our lord and saviour, Lizzo on Instagram.
After Lizzo’s bop ‘Truth Hurts’ hit number one on the Hot 100, the salty rapper came for her with a gross, fatphobic rant.
“Lmao the fact that the public and the media has been keeping this fat girl joke going for so long is honestly peak boredom,” she wrote.
“The song is not good, nor is the dumpy fat girl spectacle live set she does. Saddest bit is that the girl is legit talented and truly only being allowed to shine so long as she allows herself to be this millennial mammy of sorts.”
“Queen Latifah was able to represent for larger women without being a disgusting or being a minstrel,” Banks continued. “So was Missy Elliot. Lmao Lizzo is really millennial mammy I’m ready this joke to be over.”
Azealia banks attack lizzo pic.twitter.com/VPuxpmb2C5
— nicole145 (@nicole31556167) September 3, 2019
In further comments, Banks dragged a number of other musicians she has a dislike for into the proceedings, too.
“Like illiterate Cardi then fat Lizzo. They are really choosing the worst of the black womens crop to advertise America with,” she wrote.
“I guess they saw us moving too fast with it because if you realize, after Beyoncé became political in ways they didn’t like the elite stopped giving her that top top spot and started cycling out these lessers like Cardi and Lizzo (even Lil Nas X trash ass buckbreak mountain anthem) giving them Beyoncé level accolades while both being no where near the level of black female excellence she is.”
She added, “She looks like she is making a fool of her black self for a white American public.”
In a final comment Banks also took aim at Adele, who she said “can’t sing.”
In the midst of all the drama, the internet did its deed by protecting Lizzo at all costs from the evil villainous has-been.
“Azealia Banks had points about Lizzo ijs” pic.twitter.com/NBQZPpBdY7
— Kam D. (@kamdunb) September 3, 2019
Azealia banks is mad because lizzo, as a big girl, is having the career glow up that ab thinks she's entitled to as a skinny person…. let's not pretend it's anything but that…. her thinkpiece replies are comical and embarrassing as she pretends not to be a hotep/incel hybrid
— Beymani Hovans (NH2 GOING✈ ????????????????????????) (@IrelandsAss) September 4, 2019
so azealia banks, the same azealia banks that referred to cupcakke as a ‘gorilla that drips chitlin juice’ is now saying she’d rather see her receive accolades over lizzo? is it crack??
— k³ (@BLANCOBBY) September 4, 2019
Azealia Banks started off her rant by calling Lizzo “worst of black woman crop” and folks are getting on here to say she has some points ? pic.twitter.com/etbX1IF9N9
— my fredo my fredo (@PushaStee) September 3, 2019
Azealia Banks is the personification of a crab in a barrel. Haters are usually made but this bitch was BORN hating. Talking all this shit about Lizzo, who is rightfully paying her dust.
— Militia Thee BO$$ ????????♀️ Supreme From Hell ???? (@TheWitchMilita) September 3, 2019
How can there be any ‘good points’ in Azealia Banks’ diatribe against Lizzo when she kicks it off by calling her the “worst of black woman crop”?
— Decay Management (@decaymanagement) September 3, 2019
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its annoying to see ppl makin Azealia Banks relevant. Who told she dat Lizzo is being anythin but the fat, confident, beautiful, role model and queen she is. If this Gyal spent half the time workin on her craft as she does draggin fellow black girls she’d have a song on thecharts https://t.co/jBcvkRnObX
— SadeAaliya (@4EvaAries) September 6, 2019