Azealia Banks: Twitter Said It Best

Azealia Banks: Twitter Said It Best

azealia-banks-handsEarlier today, we reported on Azealia Banks’ flurry of insults thrown in the direction of Baauer, who had her remix of his “Harlem Shake” removed from the ‘net after she uploaded it yesterday. Apparently she was trying to acquire the rights to the track for months—that’s how she explained it—and couldn’t get it cleared, so she just released it for free.

It’s still floating around and remains on her Soundcloud page. And given her supreme lack of respect for producers—remember what happened with Munchi?—she’s continued to fire shots at other artists and pretty much anyone in general … using homophobic slurs. She’s also tried to justify it all by saying this: “It’s really time for a cultural shift. All these leftover old world social themes we’re all still trying to hold on to are BOOORRIIING.”

To sum up how we are feeling about this whole mess, we rounded up a collection of choice tweets on the situation. Enjoy.












  1. Kajer24
    Feb 17, 2013 @ 23:05:00

    High School shit… the ones who say they hate drama are usually suckers for it. Why else even bother commenting on how much they hate it (or read every single comment). They know people will agree with them immediately, thus create tension, annoyances, etc. People who actually dislike drama will not say shit until directly confronted 9/10 times.

    Just keep being relevant, and you can completely ignore these asshoes… If you start turning into TMZ… well, you get the idea. We’re not getting involved in any of this, we’re just reading a story. Usually a very short one. In fact I put more thought into this than Azealia whateverthefucks

  2. Andrew Martin
    Feb 16, 2013 @ 10:04:00

    I hear ya! And now worries!

  3. WWW
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 18:39:00

    Hey, i’m not hating. I just enjoy your site cuz most articles are original and it’s not just the same irelevant hip-hop news that many people don’t care about – a.k.a. shitty twitter drama, is Beyonce pregnant (yeah, I know – you have’t posted this) and other shit like that. What I really enjoy about your site is the quality. Anyway, you guys are still awesome and maybe i’m just too tired of all that twitter bullshit and drama:)

    Feb 15, 2013 @ 17:38:00

    Everybody here is talking about the need for the site to highlight/showcase new talent. Is Baauer not (considerably) new talent? And, isn’t it important that people notice and condone the trend of mainstream artists riding on the popularity and hard work of these new artists? I want to check PIMB for music by an “unknown beatmaker” too, WWW. But I also don’t want to see that “unknown beatmaker” get screwed over. This isn’t about “beef”, it’s about “bad business”.

  5. urei
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 17:14:00

    kinda sad to see shes acting so stupid I liked her music..

  6. Andrew Martin
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 17:08:00

    Look. We’ve posted 17 times today, with TWO of them being related to “drama.” That means 15 others feature reviews, new songs, album info, videos, etc… We work hard every day to bring you guys everything you listed and then some posts outside of that realm. I don’t get why y’all are so pissed.

  7. Martijn Van de Zuidwind
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 17:04:00

    I second this. I’ve had pretty much enough of the drama posts and the posts about shitty rap. I like to read and listen to the stuff you guys usually post, cool new songs and interesting articles.

  8. Andrew Martin
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 17:00:00

    But a majority of our site is about posting new music. Why are 1-3 posts on this a day TOPS so offensive?

  9. hows
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 16:54:00

    I gotta agree with WWW man… I think most people who come to read PIMB do it to read about new music. Whats up with this feeding into drama? I get it, you got opinions, so do we. And on this one I agree Azelia is acting foul.I just dont feel this all this writing about nonsense “beefs” (despite being between music artists) belongs here. Let’s get back to the program

  10. Amanda
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 16:49:00

    I think these people have awesome points.

  11. Andrew Martin
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 16:32:00

    Why not both though?

  12. WWW
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 15:45:00

    Please….please….stop with the twitter drama posts. I know that it’s news, but I think that most people would rather see an artcile about some unknown beatmaker than this pointless beefs :/

  13. Ix AP xI
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 13:34:00

    I like all of this.

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