Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks Consider Reconciliation
The beef between Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks dates back to 2011, but it looks like it has finally come to an end. The two female entertainers have their fair share of differences and view points, but fortunately, they might be on their way to squashing the longstanding beef.
After Banks recently initiated talks of potential reconciliation on Twitter, the “Switch” pop star responded with a message on Snapchat talking about her issues with Banks and why she can often sympathize with the Harlem MC.
“I just want to say FYI; re A. Banks. Call me crazy but girl; I don’t hate you. I don’t know you to hate you,” Azalea wrote. “I believe you may want to meet me in person so you can steal a lock of my hair and cast a spell hoping I die (lol) I don’t agree with many of your opinions but honestly, at times I empathize with you as a creative Gemini woman. I wish you had spoken to me before deciding I was out to get you when we first came on the scene, but that’s also typical Gemini reaction shit (I get it). As a 27 year old adult woman just know: I wish you well from one human to another and joke collaboration or not as adults we should move past trivial beef with strangers.”
Following Iggy’s statement, Azealia spoke with XXL about her desire to have an open discussion with the pop star.
“I think a true reconciliation can happen once there is some acknowledgment of what hip-hop has been trying to tell her. I still don’t think she quite understands the effect her racial privilege and the socio-economic leverage that comes with it has on a marginalized group of women’s culture,” Azealia said. “Race aside, this is also a women’s issue. I hope that there will be a chance for us to have an open discussion about this, as I feel America and the world could really benefit from some candid discourse between two public figures about the world’s biggest sickness: racism. I wish for women of the future to be able to refer to this moment in women’s culture as an example of what can happen when people take time to understand.”
See the full statement from Iggy regarding her beef with Azealia on her Snapchat below.
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