Azealia Banks Says Beyonce Is "Nasty," While Nicki Minaj Is "Chic, Stylish, Sexy, At Ease..."

Azealia Banks always has something to rant about when it comes to the industry.

BYHayley Hynes

Azealia Banks continues to share her negative thoughts about other celebrities with us via Instagram, but the New Yorker has added a notable amount of positivity into her tirades lately as well. Earlier in the month she gave Cardi B her flowers while laying into others like ASAP Rocky and Rihanna. Now, Banks is sharing her thoughts on another rap divaNicki Minaj – who is hard at work readying her Pink Friday 2 album for a fall debut.

"Like I would never even think you'd like something like this," Azealia wrote on her Story when reposting an image of the Queen of Rap modelling a revealing outfit. "THIS IS THE BEST LOOK I HAVE EVER SEEN [YOU] IN. EVERRRRRRR OKAY? Nicki I have never seen you this comfortable in your own skin... I'm not even trying to shade you... But you have never ever looked this chic, stylish, sexy, at ease," the controversial lyricist's praise continued.

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Azealia Banks Gives Nicki Minaj Her Flowers

As HipHopDX notes, others in the limelight were less lucky when their turn came to face Banks' wrath. Skai Jackson, Franz Ferdinand, CupcakKe, and Primary Talent International CEO Matt Bates all felt the heat as the multi-talent called them out for hypocritical and wannabe behaviour, among other things. In the comment section of that post, a brave user asked Azealia to share her thoughts on Beyonce's RENAISSANCE tour, which she certainly didn't hold back on.

"I stayed home. I decided I didn't want to see Giselle and Blue Ivy's cabaret," her reply began. "I wasn't leaving the comfort of my mansion to hear her sing Mary J. Blige covers and literally watch the same show I can watch on Instagram. In a big way, I kind of got over her that night. For a woman who's done so much nasty stuff behind the scenes to stifle other Black female artists yet STILL is too afraid to come at Adele for ki'ing on her little 'Lemonade' stunt and tearing a Grammy in half while she's in the front row pregnant???"

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Beyonce & Others Feel the "212" Hitmaker's Wrath

Keep scrolling to read all the scathing words Azealia Banks had for Julia Fox, Franz Ferdinand, Zayn Malik, Beyonce, and others. Do you trust the "Luxury" artist's judgement when it comes to others in the industry? Let us know in the comments, and check back later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.


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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.