“Honey, you know the big bad witch is smarter than that,” wrote Banks in a now deleted tweet. “When her house mysteriously goes up in flames while she is asleep inside, I wanna see as many #Azealiavoodoo hashtags as possible.”
In 2016 Banks said she’d been practicing a form of witchcraft called brujeria for three years and sacrificed chickens during rituals.
Banks then insulted the singer and told her to stop picking on Kanye. The New York rhymer also said Del Rey has worked with artists who’ve been accused of misconduct in the past, so she was in no position to cast judgment.
“Don’t use Kanye for your own vapid attempts to seem politically aware when there is so much more bootleg witchcraft you could be doing to try and take down 45,” wrote Banks. “Kanye is not your enemy or the enemy.”
But Del Rey didn’t back down. In fact, she challenged the Harlem rapper to a fight and accused her of having mental health problems.
“Pull up anytime. Say it to my face, but if I were you I wouldn’t,” wrote Del Rey. “I won’t not f–k you the f–k up. Period.”
Banks criticized Del Rey’s looks after that and accused her of getting plastic surgery that didn’t look good.
A lot of people have weighed in on the beef since then and criticized both women.
“Azealia is mad, but Lana is a great hypocrite. She is also wicked,” one person wrote. “She is useless to criticize Kanye and his political choices when she collaborates with pedophiles and rapist.”
“[Azealia] literally only wants to pull out the ‘I’m a Black woman’ card when it’s convenient for her,” wrote someone else. “And her fans eat that sh– up while forgetting all that colorist, hateful sh– she does and continues to do.”
“I’d like to stand up for #azealiabanks this time,” a third person commented. “All she’s done is give her opinion about the attitude of another artist. Sure, she lost it a bit, but the controversies around her life do not devalue her art.”