Azealia Banks targets Rihanna in her latest Instagram rant

Banks’ tirade seemed to be triggered by Rih’s Savage X Fenty fashion show.

September 22, 2019
Azealia Banks targets Rihanna in her latest Instagram rant

Azealia Banks had a very different take on the Savage X Fenty fashion show than everyone else, which seemed to have been the starting point for her latest tirade against Rihanna. Banks hopped on Instagram, posting videos to her feed and to stories leveling sometimes unintelligible body-shaming insults and drug use accusations at the Bajan superstar, claiming she has "bald ass fucking edges," and implying her commitment to inclusivity and body positivity stems from her own changing body. "We will have no fucking fat Black icons on this fucking side," she says in one of the clips. Unsurprisingly, as per her fat-shaming of Lizzo a few weeks ago, Banks doesn't support the idea of body positivity at all. "We still want to be skinny Victoria's Secret angels. We do not want to be fucking fat Fenty savages," she says in another. She then shifts her criticisms to Jay-Z and Diddy, who she says have been "cultural barometers for Black women's beauty".

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This is far from the first time Banks has been embroiled in social media mess, as she's had past issues with everyone from Lana Del Rey and Cardi B to Elon Musk and Grimes.

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Azealia Banks targets Rihanna in her latest Instagram rant