Well here we, here we, here we bloody go, mates. Lana Del Rey and Azealia Banks‘ are brawling not just online, but potentially off it as well. Because Lana, would you even believe, has gone and challenged Banks to an actual, no fooling, IRL fight.
A good old-fashioned donnybrook.
Lana By-God Del Rey wants to bash the living piss out of Azealia Banks.
The yarn started about a week ago when Lana aired out her thoughts on Kanye West‘s current ride down the MAGA rabbit hole. Following West’s off-camera pro-Trump speech at Saturday Night Live in which he suggested the US constitution’s 13th amendment (y’know, the one that casually abolished slavery) should be repealed, Del Rey dropped a white-hot comment one of Kanye’s Instagram post, slamming him for having “extreme narcissism” and “delusions of grandeur.” It read, in full, thusly:
Trump becoming our President was a loss for the country but your support of him is a loss for the culture.
I can only assume you relate to his personality on some level. Delusions of grandeur, extreme issues of narcissism, none of which would be a talking point if we weren’t speaking about the man leading our country.
If you think it’s alright to support someone who believes it’s OK to grab a woman by the pussy just because he’s famous, then you need an intervention as much as he does; something so many narcissists will never get because there just isn’t enough help for the issue.
Message sent with concern that will never be addressed.
Right. Good-o. Great input there.
Fast forward a week later to earlier this morning, and Azealia Banks came at Del Rey in a series of Instagram Story posts where she called Lana a “witch,” and told her “you aren’t built for battle… I suggest you apologise to Kanye West immediately.”
And that is when shit hit the fan.
Del Ray subsequently went nuclear on her Twitter account, challenging Banks to a straight-up fight and promising to “fuck you the fuck up” in the process.
It got loose real, real quick.
Naturally Banks has responded by going on an hours-long tear on Twitter, but Del Ray fired back with a couple of choice barbs along the way.
But more pointedly, this:
Lord knows what to make of any of this, frankly. But if bloody is gonna be spilled it seems the least they could do is televise it.
Can’t possibly be any less of a circus than UFC 229 was, after all.
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT, etc.