Azealia Banks Says Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Is Bad for Feminism, Black Women
Azealia Banks is not prepared to get in line for Lemonade any time soon. The artist, who is very outspoken on Twitter over the challenges facing not only black artists but black women in general, began a Twitter tirade on Monday criticizing Beyonce's new visual album Lemonade that dropped over the weekend and has been roundly celebrated by for its black female empowerment messaging. (The track "Don't Hurt Yourself," for example, features a quote by Malcolm X that "the most disrespected person in America is the black woman.")
But Banks isn't buying it. In her tweets targeting what she sees as Beyonce's perpetuation of "that sad black female sufferance," she labels Beyonce a "thief" and a "poacher," and goes so far as to calling Lemonade "the Antithesis of what feminism is."
Considering how Beyhive fans have reacted to lyrics in the album suggesting cheating, there's no telling how they'll react to this new attack on Queen Bey.
This heartbroken black female narrative you keep trying to push is the Antithesis of what feminism is— BRUJA DEL BLOQUE (@AZEALIABANKS) April 26, 2016
You been singing about this nigga for years and he still playing you. That's not strength that's stupidity— BRUJA DEL BLOQUE (@AZEALIABANKS) April 26, 2016
You keep crying over a man and perpetuating that sad black female sufferance and it's Not good for what we're trying to accomplish here— BRUJA DEL BLOQUE (@AZEALIABANKS) April 26, 2016
Because she's not a "sister" she's a poacher. She's a thief. Sisters don't steal, sisters share. https://t.co/2SkMnUygpz— BRUJA DEL BLOQUE (@AZEALIABANKS) April 26, 2016
I've been pumping African traditional religions/witchcraft for a LONG time. She was just singing "Jesus say yes" ... https://t.co/zg8m7nKyua— BRUJA DEL BLOQUE (@AZEALIABANKS) April 26, 2016
What does any of this have to do with the fact that she poaches art from other black women and pretends it's hers? https://t.co/EkiMWS3Jw8— BRUJA DEL BLOQUE (@AZEALIABANKS) April 26, 2016