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Azealia Banks isn’t one to hold her tongue about topics she’s passionate about, and the topic of Cardi B seems to be a never ending one for Banks. Back in September, she called Cardi ‘a poor man’s Nicki’. In a recent interview with TheBlackMedia, Banks criticizes the “Bodak Yellow” rapper and her passion to be a rapper.

I’m very entertained by Cardi B and I really like ‘Bodak Yellow’ like it’s a really good song, but you are not that girl. It’s just the truth, it’s just the truth you know what I’m saying?” Banks explains. “I’m not trying to take anything from you, but you’re just, like, you know its like this female rap thing is like a linage its a real fire that burns in a soul, you don’t have that fire, I’m very happy for your success and I love your come up and I love like seeing you smile and having a good time, but this women’s expression, just the fire of the black women’s expression, Cardi, you don’t have it and you won’t get it, because it’s not you.

Banks continues to criticize Cardi and compares her to Iggy Azalea calling her story “a movie we’ve all seen before.” Azealia continued, “I’m that girl. Nicki Minaj is that girl. Remy Ma is that girl. Cardi B is not that girl.”


Bardi responded to the interview in a now deleted tweet that said “How you going to determine the love and passion for music in my heart? PATHETIC.”

Banks also goes on to discuss the Remy and Nicki rivalry saying it was stupid and anyone that egged it on was stupid as well. In an industry that is male dominated, why would we pit two female artists against each other? They should work together. Azealia Banks also said Remy didn’t need Love & Hip Hop, but Cardi did.

Watch the interview above and weigh in on her thoughts