Racial Twitter Battle Between Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks Begins
If there’s one thing we know about rappers, it’s that they do not mince words when it comes to conversations and battle raps. And rappers Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks have just waged a racial war via Twitter. Read on for further details.
The Twitter battle started when Banks posted her reaction on the Dec. 3, 2014 news of the grand jury decision not to indict Daniel Pantaleo, the New York City police officer who killed Eric Garner with a chokehold in Staten Island earlier this year in July. This news closely followed a similar case of another white police officer killing black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson.
Banks tweeted, “OKAY, what do i do to help this, to stop this???… How do i get involved?????… Im sick and tired of being sick and tired.”
Later, Banks veered her attention to Azalea, even calling her names like “Igloo Australia,” in reference to the rapper’s nationality as she tweeted: “Its funny to see people Like Igloo Australia silent when these things happen. Black Culture is cool, but black issues sure aren't huh? If you're down to ride with us bitch you gotta RIDE ALL THE WAY. ‘EVERYBODY WANNA BE BLACK, BUT DON'T NOBODY WANNA BE BLACK’ – PAUL MOONEY.”
Judging from Banks’ tweets, she was trying to gauge Azalea’s reactions, but it took some time before Azalea responded to her tweets, saying that such issues shouldn’t be used to promote fan battles among them. Azalea added that there are many ways to promote change within the community and that people should be as productive as they are mad about things.
From the looks of things, Azalea’s trying to keep her cool while sharing her own opinion about the two racial incidents. Later, she posted an article entitled “5 Ways You Can Help Ferguson, Its Protesters, and Mike Brown's Family,” saying that this is a productive way to help out. She even managed to squeeze in a promotion to her upcoming tour set for next year with Nick Jonas, which Jonas later tweeted on appreciatively.
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