Monday, January 25, 2021

Azealia Banks Comes for ‘Millennial Mammy’ Lizzo and ‘Illiterate’ Cardi B

Lizzo performs onstage at the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
(June 22, 2019 – Source: Getty Images North America

*Following news that Lizzo has topped the Billboard 100 this week with her track “Truth Hurts,” Azealia Banks detailed on social media why Lizzo is a “fat girl joke” and white America’s “mammy”. She also took aim at Adele, Cardi B and Lil nas X. 

“Lmao the fact that the public and the media has been keeping this fat girl joke going for so long is honestly peak boredom,” said Banks on Instagram. “The song is not good, nor is the dumpy fat girl spectacle live set she does. Saddest bit is that the girl is legit talented and truly only being allowed to shine so long as she allows herself to be this millennial mammy of sorts.”

Read her excerpted comments via the Twitter embed below. 

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Banks has previously slammed Lizzo for “exploiting” herself.

“She knows white America loves itself a fat black wide eyed mammy and she’s playing directly into it,” she wrote on Instagram back in June.

In her recent criticism of the Detroit-native, Banks noted, “Queen Latifah was able to represent for larger women without being a disgusting or being a minstrel. So was Missy Elliot. Lmao Lizzo is really millennial mammy I’m ready this joke to be over.”

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In further comments, Azealia went on to drag “fat Lizzo’ and “illiterate” Cardi B for being propped up by the industry elite. 

“They are really choosing the worst of the black womens crop to advertise America with,” she wrote. 

“I guess they saw us moving too fast with it because if you realize, after Beyoncé became political in ways they didn’t like the elite stopped giving her that top top spot and started cycling out these lessers like Cardi and Lizzo (even Lil Nas X trash ass buckbreak mountain anthem) giving them Beyoncé level accolades while both being no where near the level of black female excellence she is,” Banks added  “She looks like she is making a fool of her black self for a white American public.”

She concluded by firing shots at Adele, who she said “can’t sing… see post above. 

Azealia Banks is rumored to be releasing her new album “Yung Rapunzel II” on September 11. 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.




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