Azealia Banks Calls Matty Healy A "Full Incel" After He Brushes Off Ice Spice Hate Backlash

Azealia is unleashing her wrath on Instagram once again.

BYHayley Hynes

New Azealia Banks beef just dropped. This time around, the "212" hitmaker is taking issue with British indie rocker Matty Healy, who's been the subject of scrutiny over the past few weeks after making troubling comments about Ice Spice on a podcast. He offered up an awkward apology to the New Yorker last month, but during a more recent interview, made it abundantly clear that he feels little to no remorse for his actions. "It doesn't actually matter," he said of the controversy, causing more backlash to fly his way.

Among those lashing out at the "Girls" hitmaker is Banks, who used her Instagram Story to call him out in a lengthy rant on Tuesday (May 30). "Does Matty Healy know that no one actually thinks The 1975 makes good music?" she asked her followers. "And that he's a lame poser with a trash cliche band name that actually means nothing. He's clearly so pressed about a Black girl who knows nothing about him or his music is making more moves and money than him," the embattled rap diva wrote. "Does he know that Black women are more coveted [in] today's industry because there's BIG BUSINESS in female rap?"

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Azealia Banks Lashes Out at Matty Healy

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"He is so obviously weak in the knees, thin-jawed, and drug addicted that it's easy to catch his crusty ass lackin'," Banks further alleged. In her next paragraph, she trashed The 1975's name and image entirely. "You're not a star, nor are you good at whatever this crappy ass mid-2000's indie pitchfork darling fantasy you're trying to see," the 31-year-old dissed Healy.

"Ice Spice has MILES more originality than you will ever. The 1975 is on nobody's radar babe, maybe fat emo teenagers but no we are not checkin' for you boo." On the next slides, the Harlem native claimed that the English artist is "one shared needle away from tetanus." Afterward, she advised his rumoured new girlfriend, Taylor Swift, to avoid the "full incel" at all costs.

Read More: Azealia Banks Cuts Ties With Parlophone Record Label, Says They're "Silly Fragile White Liars"

More from Azealia's IG Story

Keep scrolling to read what else Azealia Banks had to say about Matty Healy on her IG Story today. Do you think that The 1975 frontman owes Ice Spice a more formal apology? Let us know in the comments, and check back later for more hip-hop/pop culture news.

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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.