Azealia Banks Says F.U. to T.I. over Misogynist Comments

For a guy who claims he doesn’t want to deal with women, rapper T.I. did a pretty terrible job avoiding a skirmish with up-and-coming rapper Azealia Banks. During an appearance Monday on WGCI’s “Morning Riot” show, the “Popped Off” performer weighed in once more on the feud between Banks, the up-and-coming Harlem rapper known for her underground hit “212,” and Iggy Azalea, the Aussie rapper signed to his Grand Hustle record label. “I ain’t even know nothing about it. I didn’t even see it,” T.I. told the radio show. “I know they’re going through their thing, but the fact that she’s speaking upon me and mine, that is what I consider bitch shit. I’m a man… You ain’t got no business addressing me. You got a man, get him to address me, and he and I can speak on it. But you and me… Can’t keep dealing with that woman. Ya’ll handle that. I do what men do.”

Despite his moronically misogynistic yet somehow not uncommon rant, Banks, who’s currently recording with Missy Elliott, wasn’t exactly scared back into her hen house. “What a fucking clown,” she tweeted at T.I. “Ain’t you the same dude that got photographed butt naked in a pair of sneakers and a beanie?” she continued. The kerfuffle dates back a few months to when Banks publicly questioned Azalea’s inclusion on XXL magazine’s “Freshman Class” list, which rounds up young talent. “Iggy Azalea on the XXL freshman list is all wrong,” Banks wrote at the time. “How can you endorse a white woman who called herself a ‘runaway slave master’?” And while Banks’ beef with Azalea might not die down anytime soon, it looks as if she knows better than to try and change a man, especially one like T.I. “I shouldn’t be letting T.I bait me for his artists’ promo,” Banks concluded in a tweet last night. “I’m giving him what he wants. That’s no good.” 

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