Cardi B Deletes Her Instagram Account After Responding to Azealia Banks’ Insults
by Christian Emiliano
Looks like the feud with Cardi B and Azealia Banks has gained more traction and isn’t ending anytime soon.
The latest issue started during a visit on The Breakfast Club on Friday (May 11), when Banks answered a question regarding calling an “illiterate, untalented rat” in the past.
“Two years ago, the conversation surrounding black women’s culture was really reaching an all-time high,” Banks told the radio show’s hosts, referencing Beyonce’s 2016 album, Lemonade. “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, “I’m just talking about this caricature of a black woman that black women themselves would never be able to get away with. 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 B quickly responded to Banks’ offensive comments on Instagram — in both a post of her own, and the comments of another featuring video of the conversation in question. Shortly after, the Invasion of Privacy rapper deleted her entire IG account.
“I’m from the hood. 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,” Cardi wrote. “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.”
Read Cardi B’s now-deleted IG statement in the screen grab below.
After deleting her Instagram and making her Twitter page private, Cardi B’s publicist posted the following statement on her personal Instagram page.
After falling under criticism from followers and fans, she responded with the following post:
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I don’t live inside this “professional box” that the public has created for professionals! I can discuss topics amongst my peers, I can have an opinion, and I can use my voice and still be great at my job! I’ve never been the conventional publicist or creative and it’s not your standards that I have to live up to 🤷🏽♀️I’ve exceeded my own and I’m fine with it!