Iggy Azalea Looks to End Beef With Azealia Banks: 'I Empathize With You'

Iggy Azalea attends the Longines Masters Gala on Sept. 29, 2016 in Long Beach, Calif.

Iggy Azalea attends the Longines Masters Gala on Sept. 29, 2016 in Long Beach, Calif.

It looks like the nearly six-year-long feud between Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks may finally be coming to a close.

The "Switch" singer made moves to make up with her longtime rival on Snapchat, where she posted a long, emotional message that empathized with Banks, noting the rapper shares her astrological sign: Gemini.

“I just want to say FYI, re: A. Banks. Call me crazy but girl, I don’t hate you. I don’t know you to hate you,” Azalea writes in the screen-shotted note. “I believe you may want to meet me in person so you can steal a lock of my hair and cast a spell hoping I die (lol) I don’t agree with many of your opinions but honestly, at times I empathize with you as a creative Gemini woman. I wish you had spoken to me before deciding I was out to get you when we first came on the scene, but that’s also typical Gemini reaction shit (I get it). As a 27 year old adult woman just know: I wish you well from one human to another and joke collaboration or not as adults we should move past trivial beef with strangers.”

The beef began back in 2012, when Banks voiced her disagreement over XXL magazine's choice of Azalea as the lone female rapper on its annual Freshman cover. Things escalated when Banks slammed Azalea for "cultural smudging" in a Hot 97 interview, leading Azalea to fire a string of Twitter insults at the artist. The two have been at odds since.

At least until now. In an interview with XXL, Banks responded to the statement, expressing her desire to have an open conversation with Azalea. "I hope that there will be a chance for us to have an open discussion about this, as I feel America and the world could really benefit from some candid discourse between two public figures about the world’s biggest sickness: racism," the artist reportedly said.


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