Azealia Banks & Talib Kweli Weigh In on Nicki Minaj VMA Tweets

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Azealia Banks performs at Club Nokia on April 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. 

A couple prominent voices in hip-hop are now weighing in on Nicki Minaj's outcry against MTV for not including her "Anaconda" video in the network's Video Music Awards -- Talib Kweli and Azalea Banks

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The two follow a its of others who have gotten involved in the conversation-turned-controversy. Taylor Swift first assumed some of Minaj's statements were about her and her "Bad Blood" video, which was nominated for the top award. And then Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran got involved with a heated parody exchange, while The ViewPiers MorganAaron Paul and even Katy Perry all weighed in too

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Kweli said he liked Swift -- likely a surprise to his fans -- but she was clearly missing the point that Minaj's attack was on culture and not her specifically.

 

Meanwhile, Banks used the situation as an opportunity to rant on the music industry more broadly. She said, presumably of Minaj, "But all u did was show ur ass, an ass we've all seen plenty of times," and jumped off from there. 

 

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