A week after Lana Del Rey posted a comment on Kanye West’s Instagram, claiming that the rapper’s support of President Trump was a “loss for the culture,” Azealia Banks took a shot at Del Rey for her “selective outrage” about politics. 

“Wow okay Lana, this would be cute if you were consistent with your outrage and refused to collab with ASAP Rocky who has physically assaulted women too,” Banks wrote and posted on Twitter referencing the 2017 “Summer Bummer” collaboration that Del Rey had with Rocky. 

The rapper then went on to discuss the systematic racism in society and criticized Del Rey for using West to attempt to seem politically aware. 

In response, Del Rey shot back at Banks on Tuesday telling her to come to her house so that they could fight it out face-to-face. “U know the addy. Pull up anytime. Say it to my face. But if I were you- I wouldn’t,” the “Summertime Sadness” singer wrote. 

Del Rey then tweeted other messages directly to Banks, threatening her, “I won’t not f— you the f— up. Period,” she wrote. 

Banks then posted a photo to Twitter of Del Rey, criticizing her appearance and claiming that she had work done to her face. Refusing to let it go, Del Rey tweeted back, “I’ll send you my surgeon’s number and a good psychiatrist I know in LA – your psych meds aren’t working #uneedanewcocktail.”

Banks then made her last comment.

Del Rey responded, encouraging her to tell her lawyer that it’s a promise, not a threat. 

This isn’t Banks first time getting into a Twitter battle, as she has gotten into it with other stars over social media, including rapper Cardi B. 

In May, Banks criticized Cardi B and called her a “caricature of a black women” and “an illiterate, untalented rat,” she also attacked Cardi B’s marriage with rapper Offset. 


“You’re illiterate, you’re baby mama 4/5 to [a] man who has women crawling out of the woodworks with kids,” Banks wrote on Twitter. “You’re a real life episode of Maury sis. … The fact that your overall statistic-ness is being merited as success is a clear indication that the suits backing you are using you as a weapon against black women’s consciousness and culture.”

Banks also went on a rant about Cardi in September, in which she called her “a poor man’s Nicki.”

In January 2017, Banks also made a dig at Rihanna after Rihanna shared her grievances about President Trump’s executive order that temporarily banned refugees from entering the U.S. “As far as Rihanna (who isn’t a citizen, and can’t vote) and all the rest of the celebrities who are using their influence to stir the public, you lot really REALLY need to shut up and sit down,” Banks wrote and later deleted.

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