Lizzo has so much to celebrate right now, including "Truth Hurts" topping the Billboard Hot 100, but someone isn't happy about it. Azealia Banks, who has spent most of her music career talking down the success and appearance of others, has taken aim at Lizzo once again in a series of harsh and wholly unnecessary Instagram comments.
"Lmao the fact that the public and the media has been keeping this fat girl joke going for so long is honestly peak boredom," said Banks, holder of zero Hot 100 top 10 singles. "The song is not good, nor is the dumpy fat girl spectacle live set she does. Saddest bit is that the girl is legit talented and truly only being allowed to shine so long as she allows herself to be this millennial mammy of sorts."
Six female rappers have now reached No. 1 on the #Hot100:@MsLaurynHill ("Doo Wop (That Thing)")@LilKim ("Lady Marmalade")@shawnnamusic ("Stand Up")@IGGYAZALEA ("Fancy")@iamcardib ("Bodak Yellow," "I Like It," "Girls Like You")@lizzo ("Truth Hurts")
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So far in 2019, Azealia Banks has beefed with Vince Staples, Kenny Beats and Rico Nasty,Cardi B, and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey. "Queen Latifah was able to represent for larger women without being a disgusting or being a minstrel," Banks continued. "So was Missy Elliot. Lmao Lizzo is really millennial mammy I'm ready this joke to be over."In further comments, Banks dragged a number of other musicians she has a dislike for into the proceedings, too. "Like illiterate Cardi then fat Lizzo. They are really choosing the worst of the black womens crop to advertise America with," she wrote. "I guess they saw us moving too fast with it because if you realize, after Beyoncé became political in ways they didn't like the elite stopped giving her that top top spot and started cycling out these lessers like Cardi and Lizzo (even Lil Nas X trash ass buckbreak mountain anthem) giving them Beyoncé level accolades while both being no where near the level of black female excellence she is."
She added, "She looks like she is making a fool of her black self for a white American public."
In a final comment Banks also took aim at Adele, who she said "can't sing."
This isn't the first time Banks has taken aim at Lizzo, as she previously said in June she was "exploiting" herself. "She knows white America loves itself a fat black wide eyed mammy and she's playing directly into it,"she wrote.