Azealia Banks has asserted herself into the Nicki Minaj/Latto beef. Never one to hold back regarding her opinion of Minaj, Banks took to social media to air out her grievances against the rapper, who seems to enjoy picking fights with most of the up and coming rap girls.
Azealia Banks has said Nicki Minaj needs “serious help” following her online beef with Latto earlier this week.
Latto and Nicki had exchanged words on Twitter on Thursday (October 13) after the latter scolded the 2023 Grammy Awards for placing her “Super Freaky Girl” single in the category of Best Pop Solo Performance rather than in any rap categories.
“I have no prob being moved out the RAP category as long as we r ALL being treated FAIRLY, If [‘Super Freaky Girl’] has [2 billion views] moved out RAP then so does Big Energy,” the Queen rapper tweeted, referring to Latto’s Billboard-topping single.
“ANY1 who says diff is simply a Nicki hater or a troll. I’d actually LUV 2 c a more street record win- male OR female! IJS rightIsRight.”
Latto ultimately responded by tweeting: “Damn I can’t win for losing… all these awards/noms I can’t even celebrate,” which led to the two taking personal shots at each other.
Azealia Banks took to Instagram to share her thoughts on the public scuffle and said Nicki needs “serious help” for the way she’s treated Latto online.
“The Barbs need to petition to get Nicki Minaj some rehab and mental health services through the Grammys music cars program,” she wrote. “It’s becoming painstakingly clear that this woman needs serious help, because this level of anger is not normal at all.”
She continued: “It’s getting scary watching her spiral like this with a child in tow… Like imagine how lonely and confused her kid feels hearing her scream and rage 24/7. There’s no way he’s getting the attention/love he needs from her when she is this consumed with anger. I feel really really bad for the kid. Clearly other women are more important to her than he is.”
Azealia went on to say Nicki’s Twitter feuds ultimately fed money into the pockets of the “men invested” in women rappers like Latto, and that she should “go to rehab” for the sake of her son.
“The girls are stunting on you with the lavish birthday parties, magazine covers with their kids,” she wrote. “All you have for papa bear is a bag of frozen wingettes and a can of crisco. Get it together sis you look extremely low class. boring ass crybaby… shut up. Go on love and hip hop with all this weak shit. For fucks sake.”
Azealia Banks then elaborated more on her stance in a video posted to her Instagram Story.
“And like as far as Nicki, like c’mon, alright, alright Black community…it’s fun to laugh at each other but we gotta like really pay attention cause like, Whitney Houston was suffering,” Azealia said.
She added: “And we didn’t step in to help her. We let her suffer, like Chaka Khan is suffering and we’re not stepping in to like fix it or try. This woman Nicki Minaj is suffering and it’s like c’mon what are we gonna do? Just like laugh at her?”
It does feel like Nicki is lashing out, because it seems like every other week she's in the middle of some online fight with any female rapper she deems as competition.
I wish she was secure enough in her own legacy where she wouldn't feel like she has to bully other bloggers and gaslight her cult followers into threatening anyone who criticizes anything she does.
She did a whole interview with Angie Martinez back when she was promoting Pink Friday, and went on a whole tangent wondering why in the black community do we have to hate on each other when she felt at the time that Lil Kim wasn't giving her the same respect that she's now expecting from the Cardi's, the Megan's and the Lattos.
Lashing out at everyone is not going to get you the respect that you so crave from your industry peers, especially when you keep fighting with the very people you want respect from.
Check out the infamous clip of Nicki talking about Kim, which, if you pay close attention it looks like Nicki is exactly at the stage of her career where Kim was after The Naked Truth.