Do you guys remember when Iggy Azalea was accused of not giving af about the Black Lives Matter movement? Azealia Banks came for the Aussie rapper with claims that she was silent about the grand jury’s decision not to indict officer Daniel Paantaleo who killed Eric Garner.
Well, Iggy never got to clear her name, so she recently spoke to Elle Canada about the very real disdain between her and Banks as well as what she was thinking through the whole mess. She also regrets feuding with Papa John’s.
“If I could, I would Men in Black memory-erase 2015, I totally would… I think the Azealia Banks thing is what really started it all. We don’t like each other on a personal level, and that has gone on for many years — before the Black Lives Matter incident happened. So when I dismissed her, people started to think that I dismissed the whole movement, but I wasn’t trying to dismiss Black Lives Matter — I was trying to dismiss her because it’s our personal shit. I don’t think the subject matter of her tweet was invalid; I just think it was emotionally charged and driven by something else, and the whole thing got so misconstrued. I just wish I had acknowledged the issue head-on because it made people think I don’t care about what’s going on socially and what’s happening in America, and I do care. Even though I still hate Azealia Banks, I wish I had said it in a way that didn’t make people think I was oblivious to the movement. And I wish I hadn’t gotten into a fight with Papa’s John’s.”
Iggy had some very valid points to make about Banks and Black Lives Matter, but did she overlook the fact that Azealia will come back for that ahh? No one was really talking about her before, so she dedicated a Twitter rant to her beloved ‘Igloo.’ When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade, I guess, so check out what Banks said in response to Iggy’s interview: