Azealia Banks has lashed out again.
Fresh off her supposed burying of the hatchet with Iggy Azalea, Azealia Banks has turned her social media shade-throwing towards another artist: M.I.A. Yesterday (August 29th), Banks went on a sudden Twitter rant against the "Paper Planes" singer, accusing her of being "anti-Black."
"Mia be lowkey trying to take credit for black culture and the shit is annoying. She’s like clearly quite anti-black," she tweeted. "I don’t get her points a lot of the time it’s like she came up in hip-hop then wants to be like what about my people but tries to discredit. It’s always like why do you care about blacks and not Indians when blacks took this from my culture. She stay trying to compare struggles. When it’s like honey… just spit your rhyme." The criticism comes only a few days after M.I.A. made some remarks on Instagram about not being taken seriously as her own artist because of her affiliation with producer (and former boyfriend) Diplo.
"I just want to clear this up [...] Everyone involved in major lazer now came together through me. [...] I took switch there carried beers up the mountain everyday. Wes wasn't there because he was cheating on me in Brazil at the time [...] it's important you don't see me as a Iil thing diplo discovered because I'm a brown woman , and this is the first story of a brown female musician who smashed it for the first time . That didn't happen because I accidentally walked passed diplo." Whether those comments were taken out of context by Banks is debatable, but one thing we know for sure is that we now have a new social media beef on our hands.
Amid all of the diss-making that Banks was doing, she also announced some new tour dates yesterday, which kick off in Grand Rapids, MI on October 3rd. You can view a complete list of her tour schedule below.
Azealia Banks 2017 Tour Dates
Oct. 3 — Grand Rapids, Mich. — The Intersection
Oct. 4 — Chicago, Ill. — Concord Music Hall
Oct. 5 — Detroit, Mich. — St. Andrew’s Hall
Oct. 8 — Toronto, Ontario — The Opera House
Oct. 10 — Baltimore, Md. — Ram’s Head Live
Oct. 11 — Norfolk, Va. — The Norva
Oct. 12 — Wilmington, N.C. — The Muse
Oct. 14 — Atlanta, Ga. — Masquerade
Oct. 15 — Jacksonville, Fla. — Mavericks Live
Oct. 17 — New Orleans, La. — Tipitina’s
Oct. 18 — Houston, Texas — Warehouse Live
Oct. 20 — Dallas, Texas — Gas Monkey
Oct. 21 — Austin, Texas — Empire Control Room
Oct. 23 — El Paso, Texas — Tricky Falls
Oct. 24 — Phoenix, Ariz. — The Van Buren
Oct. 25 — Las Vegas, Nev. — Brooklyn Bowl
Oct. 26 — Reno, Nev. — Cargo
Oct. 28 — San Francisco, Calif. — Mezzanine