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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Yoniphobic Language: Azealea Banks

Between costumes:

     and between the desire for:


       and who decides what spins:

             here's a snip/ snip: the

a woman's body is a tableau for war













Azeala Banks says in an interview that this is not a Nicki Minaj diss song.

She told Vibe magazine:


“I don’t think Nicki necessarily opened the door for anyone else but herself.” 
“I don’t think the door was ever closed for urban female artists,” said the “Needsumluv” MC. “There has always been a female killing it. Have we forgotten about Eve? Eve had hot records, movies, a TV show, fashion line, ad campaigns, etc. Right before Remy Ma went to jail, she was killing it, and was well on her way to the top. She had bars on bars on bars. Lil Mama also made a splash with ‘Lipgloss.’ Plus all the other alternative chicks like M.I.A. and [Santigold]. I don’t think Nicki necessarily opened the door for anyone else but herself,” she laughed.
She continues: “I think she’s doing a great job with what she’s doing. But I don’t think any of the current female rappers’ success’ are contingent upon anything Nicki Minaj did. It’s contingent upon our talents and creativity.”
She goes on to praise Pink Friday‘s beats, hooks and lyrics, and even calls Nicki “mad sexy”. But her main criticism is the “Stupid Hoe” rapper’s wild style. “I think a lot of the things she started doing with her look were distracting,” she says. “I think she’s talented enough to sustain a very fruitful career without the ugly wigs and ugly costumes.”


Link to Article: 
http://idolator.com/6217852/azealia-banks-talks-nicki-minaj-to-vibe






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