Over the weekend, rapper, (if we can even call her that) Azealia ” I Have a Problem With Everyone” Banks decided to, you know, do what she’s most known for: start drama!
In a seemingly never-ending list including Iggy Azalea, T.I., Perez Hilton, Nicki Minaj, Lil’ Kim, the world, probably the garbage man, etc. etc. etc., singer Rita Ora has unfortunately landed herself in the hot seat.
To make it even more awkward, the two are currently on tour together. Yes, very very awkward.Things were all peaches and hearts just a week ago! The Harlem rapper posted a picture of the two hugging, so what happened in a mere seven days?! Apparently, it all started with some surreptitious photography on Ora’s part…
Lol Rita Ora is so thirsty. She climbed over the wall of my dancers dressing room to snap photos
Who knew?! Add acrobat/squirrel to Ora’s list of talents!
This came next:
She’s been TRYING IT on this tour man…..
Oh boy, you’ve officially set Bank’s off. So much so, that she decided to tweet something rather…harsh:
She’s mad she’s Rihanna’s understudy.
Shucks, Azaealia! Did you have to go that far? I mean, they do sort of look similar, and essentially function the same in terms of party music…ah, no matter. Azealia, that wasn’t very nice.
So, the ball was now in Ora’s court, and we waited for her to return the shade over Twitter. Instead, we got something a little juicier. A supposed text sent from Ora that Banks decided to post on her Instagram (Ora probably should’ve Snapchatted that). The icing on the cake? The caption: “Shut up Rita Oral”. What a zinger.
It’s almost over, I promise. But first, Banks fired back with this:
Ever since I arrived on this tour Rita’s been going out of her way to try and intimidate me. Taking all these candids of me when I wasn’t looking, then posting and deleting them like a weak bitch
OK, exhale, that’s the summation of the conflict (for now). Go grab a glass of OJ to replenish yourself from this tennis match of a beef.
If this was an independent incident, sure, it would be interesting, but because this is Banks’ um, almost 1,209th confrontation over the past year (that is not even an exaggeration), I can’t help but figure out WHY this girl just won’t stop.
1. It’s all a publicity stunt
Since she STILL HASN’T RELEASED AN ALBUM, the only thing Banks is famous for is engaging in real life Jerry Springer episodes. Unfortunately (maybe fortunately??) she’s just synonymous with the word problem. One could surmise that she’s just gathering any form of exposure she can for Broke With Expensive Taste, which has yet to drop…
But I’m having trouble seeing as how this could benefit her. Yes, the first time she called someone out was shocking, cool, dramatic, great theater. But now that this is has become as typical as Bieber dressed in weird clothes, we are beginning to assume that…
2. She really is just mad at the world
I’m kind of leaning toward this option (even though I don’t want to). It’s just as if she wants to have a problem with someone. It’s like her Popeye spinach. Must. Beef. With. Someone.
But why, girl?! Smile! Just smile!
On the one hand, props to her for addressing her flavor of the month directly, unlike subliminal messages in songs (hey, Drake). But it’s a little overboard. Actually a lot overboard because to the public, she is merely a bully. Think about it; her single, “Yung Rapunzel” dropped Monday. Except no one really knew that, why? Because the news was too busy reporting about her and Rita Ora. Perfect!
So how about we relax with the confrontation for a bit? At least until your album comes out, and hopefully by then, we will have all forgotten about the old days when you used to pick a fight with everyone. Otherwise, it’s just another day, another beef.
If you’re feeling especially feisty today, take a look at a detailed account of all of her issues with individuals.
Sigh.Azealia Banks, Beef, music, rap, Rita Ora