Azealia Banks lashed out at Cardi B this weekend when she appeared on The Breakfast Club’s May 11th show, and now Cardi has deleted her Instagram account.
On last Friday’s episode, the perpetually controversial Banks hurled some harsh insults Cardi’s way, calling her an “illiterate, untalented rat” and a “caricature of a black woman.” Referencing Beyoncé’s 2016 album Lemonade, Banks said to the show’s hosts, “Two years ago, the conversation surrounding black women’s culture was really reaching an all-time high. There was just this really, really, really intelligent conversation going on nationally and then everything just kind of changed and then it was like Cardi B.”
Banks continued to explain what she meant.
“I’m just talking about this caricature of a black woman that black women themselves would never be able to get away with,” the 26-year-old rapper said. “Like, if my spelling and grammar was that bad, I’d be canceled. If Nicki Minaj spelled like that, we would be ragging on her all day.”
Cardi responded quickly to Banks’ comments, then swiftly deleted her Instagram account. “I’m from the hood,” the Invasion of Privacy rapper said in the post. “I speak how I speak I am how I am. I did not choose to be famous people choose me! People followed me on Instagram and the people gave me a platform to introduce my talent. I never asked to be a example or a role model I don’t want to change my ways because I’m famous that’s why I just mind my business. This is coming from a woman that bleached her skin but want to advocate. GOODBYE. Im not apologizing or kill myself because of who I am.”
Banks has a history of starting fights with Cardi. In September, she called Cardi a “poor man’s Nicki Minaj,” accusing her of using a ghostwriter for “Bodak Yellow.” In a (humorous) response, Cardi posted a video of Banks dancing to “Bodak Yellow.”