Azealia Banks Calls Cardi B a 'Poor Man's' Nicki Minaj in Twitter Rant

Hip-hop artists showered Cardi B with praise on Monday (Sept. 25) as the Bronx rapper's summer hit "Bodak Yellow" nabbed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and went platinum. Azealia Banks, however, was not in the congratulatory mood and hopped on Twitter Monday evening to share her thoughts on Cardi's success. 

Banks began her now-deleted rant by calling out Cardi for being a "poor mans nicki" and called out Power 105. 1 Breakfast Club host Charlamagne tha God for supporting "Bodak Yellow," but not giving other female MCs such as Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj the same support. 

"Charlemagne and black men in hiphop should have gotten me, remy AND nicki a number one before they gave cardi or iggy one,” she wrote. “But literally white guys buy black men away from black women and it’s soo cringe."

Never one to hold back her thoughts, Banks added that "black industry men" are "spinning this 'for the culture' story when they are simply letting white men at Atlantic buy them into hating their own women." 

Cardi hasn't responded to Banks' criticism, but took to social media to thank all the artists who congratulated her on her latest feat. Nicki Minaj, Missy Elliott, Remy Ma, and Migos were among the growing pool of artists who shouted out Cardi for "Bodak Yellow" success. 


View the Azealia Banks tweets here