Rapper Azealia Banks spent the last few days tweeting about her disdain for RuPaul and RuPaul’s Drag Race. The “212” rapper started her series of tweets on Saturday when she revealed that she filed a claim against RuPaul for plagiarizing the beat to her song “The Big Big Beat” for his song “Call Me Mother.” What followed was a series of messages criticizing the way Drag Race has commodified gay culture that led a number of LGBTQ voices to speak out against Banks.
Monét X Change, a recent competitor of Drag Race season 10, then weighed in, writing, “The hetero community wasn’t checkin for yo ass before this debacle, and they won’t after. Obscurity is where you shall exist.” Banks then fired back: "Bitch your crotch is rotting and fermenting under that sour mildew ass girdle sus -------- I do not give a goddamn."
On Monday (June 5), Banks’ Twitter account, under the handle @cheapyxo was deactivated. When fans tried to access the rapper’s page, it either wouldn’t load or a message would appear saying that the page no longer exists. It is unclear whether or not the rapper’s current account has been suspended or deleted.