Throughout her career, Azealia Banks’ career has been hampered by feuds with other artists. After being embroiled in a heated skirmish with Cardi B on social media earlier this week, Banks turned the page on Thursday night (Sept. 28), when she apologized to Nicki Minaj on Instagram.
Banks reached out to Minaj via direct message and lauded the “No Frauds” MC for her artistry and intellect. “I really do enjoy your artistry and think you’re so intelligent and clever,” said Banks. “You have a really brilliant art mind and often times remind me a lot of myself.”
To Banks’ surprise, Minaj responded and encouraged the embattled star to focus on her career. “You’re very talented & very smart,” she said. “Focus on what really matters from now on.” According to Banks, she “cried a bit when [Minaj] responded.”
Earlier this week, Banks dubbed Cardi B a “poor man’s Nicki,” which sparked a contentious feud between the MCs. Cardi lashed back and posted a video of Banks dancing with vigor to “Bodak Yellow” in the club, which infuriated the “212” star. As a result, Banks attacked Cardi with claims that she uses a ghostwriter.
Check out Banks’ message to Nicki Minaj below.