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Azealia Banks on 'White Privilege II': 'I Don't Need Nor Do I Want Macklemore to Speak For Me'

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Azealia Banks performs on stage at Brixton Academy on Sept. 19, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.

The conversation surrounding Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' new track 'White Privilege II' is heating up thanks to reactions by Iggy Azalea, who took issue with being name-checked in the song, and Talib Kweli, who subsequently trashed her for missing the point. Now Azealia Banks is getting in on the chatter by basically saying, "Thanks but no thanks." 

Banks, who's seen her own share of controversy in the realm of social media spats, posted a series of tweets on Friday (Jan. 22) calling out Macklemore for reappropriating "s--t black artists have been saying for years" and addsing that the Seattle hip-hop duo's track will "eclipse the REAL conversation about Blacks & Entertainment."

Banks then turned the conversation to white rappers, asserting that Macklemore was a misogynist and egging him on to beef with Eminem.

From there, Banks went on to shout out white rappers whose music she actually likes -- Post Malone, Spooky Black, Machine Gun Kelly, Yelawolf and Eminem, among them. 

The Twitter rant brings to question whether Azalea Banks, who battled Iggy Azalea with so much venom in the past, is actually standing up for her former enemy. To be continued...