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Azealia Banks: 'Kanye West lost all credibility when he married Kim Kardashian'

Published 13/04/2016

Azealia Banks
Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks has a new target for her Twitter rants after taking aim at Kanye on Wednesday (13Apr16).

Rapper Azealia Banks has accused Kanye West of ruining his brand after marrying Kim Kardashian.

The outspoken 24-year-old has never been afraid of speaking her mind, and has waged wars of words on social media with the likes of Iggy Azalea, Erykah Badu and even former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

Now, a day after she and Badu ended their months-long Twitter feud, it appears Azealia is looking for a new target, and when a follower suggested critics hate her because she has the potential to be as influential as Kanye, the young star didn't appreciate the comparison.

"Kanye lost all credibility when he became a kardashian," she spat back. "i don't even look up to him anymore. i look past him...(sic)."

She went on to explain she has nothing against the first family of reality TV, but feels Kim and her clan have detracted from Kanye's real purpose in life.

"They're cute and all, I think they have nice gowns," she wrote, but suggested Kanye was "put here to do major cultural work" and he had traded that "for trying to make bootleg jay-z moves."

It isn't the first time Azealia has spoken out against 38-year-old West, telling French publication Skyrock last year (15), she feared he was focusing too much on being accepted by "the white fashion world".

"I feel a little sad for hip-hop in 2015 because I think that... aside from people like Kendrick Lamar and stuff like that, I think there’s a huge emphasis on kind of tailoring yourself to these dominant, white social norms, and there’s an emphasis on being accepted by white people or what I like to call 'The Big House'." she said. "I feel like there were artists like Kanye West, for example. Someone like Kanye West, when he first came out, it was a different thing, and now, he’s really focused on, like, being accepted by, like, the white fashion world, and it’s kind of like… It’s a little confusing."

Meanwhile, Azealia's Twitter rants may have landed her in big trouble with U.S. politician Sarah Palin after it appeared she had suggested Palin should be sexually assaulted on camera in a series of since-deleted posts on the social media platform.

Azealia has since apologised for the posts, but the former Governor of Alaska has revealed she plans to sue the musician over the comments.

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