Cardi B is sitting pretty — and petty — atop the Hot 100 Billboard charts thanks to her single “Bodak Yellow.”
While Cardi B’s rapping peers, including Lil’ Kim and Nicki Minaj, have offered congratulatory tweets for her history-making accomplishment, Azealia Banks went on a full-fledged attack on the rapper.
Banks didn’t have kind words for her fellow New Yorker, calling Cardi B a “poor man’s” Minaj. She also criticized the music industry for the erasure of Black women.
“I’m sorry. Black industry men are too hype for this Latina girl I’ve never seen them jump like this for Remy (Ma) or Nicki (Minaj),” Banks tweeted, which has since been deleted.
“Spinning this ‘for the culture’ story when they are simply letting white men at Atlantic buy them into hating their own women… I wanted spicy Latina and she gave me poor mans Nicki.”
Banks went on to say, Cardi B only aligned herself with being black for a “success story.” Cardi B — whose birth name is Belcalis Almanzar — is of Trinidadian and Dominican descent.
The “212” rapper also slammed Charlemagne tha God, who is one-third of the New York’s Power 105.1 radio show, The Breakfast Club, for not promoting her music.
“Charlemagne and black men in hip hop should have gotten me, remy AND nicki a number one before they gave Cardi or Iggy (Azalea) one,” she wrote. “But literally white guys buy black men away from black women and it’s soo cringe.”
Despite Banks’ criticism, Cardi took to Twitter and Instagram to thank Banks for supporting her breakthrough single. She shared a video of Banks singing along and dancing to “Bodak Yellow” at a club.
“One of the reasons Bodak Yellow went #1! Cuz even the HATERS love it!” she wrote.