Azealia Banks Says Lil Kim Doesn’t Write Her Own Lyrics
Azealia Banks posted on Twitter that Lil Kim doesn’t write her own lyrics.
She talked about working with Kim on Banks’ debut album Broke With Expensive Taste. She said: “Lil Kim got mad that I wrote a verse for her on a record I wanted her on. Everyone knows Lil Kim doesn’t write her own raps and I saw this as a faster more efficient way of getting the track done. She then had her assistant write me some long ass offensive email about how Lil Kim writes her own raps and doesn’t need anyone’s help … All this extra shit is stupid. Keep closing your own doors ma.“
Kim’s publicist, CJ Carter, told All Hip Hop that Banks made up the feud.
He released the following statement: Earlier today a press release went out making a claim that there was friction between Hip Hop Icon “Lil Kim” and aspiring hip artist azealia banks. The release comes as a surprise to our team,being that my client and azealia have NEVER spoke to one another or met AT ALL. Kim was actually very flattered azealia’s public admiration for her, which is why it’s so hard to understand how someone who claims to be a true Lil Kim fan could flip the script so easily on someone who was supposedly their idol. It is also VERY interesting that NO ONE from her team made any attempts to reach out to anyone from our team to voice any concerns or problems that they may have had. I have NEVER heard of anyone having a conflict with someone they have NEVER met with or personally spoke with. We have no idea what they are referencing and have no desire to discuss the matter any further as there is nothing to talk about. It honestly seems that someone from azealia’s team would rather have her fans buy into manufactured drama instead of buying music. Kim knows nothing of any beef, and furthermore has had nothing but nice things to say about her. We don’t know what this is and will not address this any further. It seems that this is another sad attempt by someone trying to use my client for publicity. We wish her nothing but the best.
Banks called this “pathetic” and said: “For the record: I didn’t make this a thing. Nor did anyone on my team. I never once made any statements about this.“
Meanwhile, Banks cancelled almost all of her summer festival appearances last month. She will only be performing at the Reading and Leeds Festivals and BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend, along with her October UK headline tour.