While Cardi B was celebrating “Bodak Yellow” hitting the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, Azealia Banks took to Twitter to criticize Cardi’s success, calling the Bronx MC “a poor mans nicki” in her rant. On Tuesday night (Sept. 26), Cardi caught wind of Banks’ diss and took to social media to respond to her critics.
Cardi posted a video of the “212” rapper in a club dancing to “Bodak Yellow,” reciting the lyrics of the infectious chorus with vigor. “One of the reasons Bodak Yellow went #1! Cuz even the HATERS love it!” Cardi captioned the video.
During Banks’ Twitter rant, she called out “black industry men” for endorsing “Bodak Yellow,” but not giving the same support to fellow MCs Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj. “Charlemagne and black men in hiphop should have gotten me, remy AND nicki a number one before they gave cardi or iggy one,” she said in a tweet. “But literally white guys buy black men away from black women and it’s soo cringe.”
Earlier this year, Azealia sat down with XXL and had nothing but high praise for the budding star.
“I always thought she was funny, and when she started rapping, I was like… what is she doing? Then I heard “Foreva” and I was like, Okay, this is really fucking good, she’s not playing,” Banks told XXL. “Then I heard a couple other songs and I was like, Oh shit, Cardi’s not playing! And now I’m a fan of Cardi B’s music and her personality.”
Watch Azealia Banks sing along to “Bodak Yellow” below.
One of the reasons Bodak Yellow went #1 cuz even the HATERS LOVE IT !! pic.twitter.com/CCHUhHvN8z
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) September 27, 2017