One of the lengthier posts arrived early this morning (Dec. 20), and was essentially a list -- that has since been deleted -- of things that fellow female artist Nicki Minaj should and shouldn't do.
"Slim down a bit... Stop calling yourself the queen of rap," the post starts. "I don't understand why you are so impressed with yourself... In 2017 I hope you find some new inspiration and decrease your butt implants..." Banks then ends the post on an enthused note: "Cheers to female rap!"
Many believe the rant was in response to Minaj's newly released mobile game -- Nicki Minaj: The Empire -- in which there is a fictional artist called Fan2Sea whose song sounds like "what a mermaid would sound like," which is essentially a "loud, obnoxious screech." Considering Banks has a 2012 mixtape titled Fantasea, the connection is plausible though unconfirmed.
A few hours after the post was written, though (true to the dramatic nature of social media) it has since been deleted. In its place, Banks wrote she had deleted the post because "I am not the same person I was two hours ago... Hope you Lot got your screenshots. It's all jokes guys. Calm down and enjoy the holiday." She also has responded to a handful of comments on the post, making clear that it is no apology.
Find a screenshot of the original Nicki-related post below.