Azealia Banks threatening to sue Lana Del Rey over heated Twitter feud

Suzy Byrne
Editor, Yahoo Entertainment

Azealia Banks is going to need a list to keep her feuds straight because the latest entry is Lana Del Rey.

A fight between the two singers — over Kanye West of all things — has been playing out on Twitter. It’s been especially nasty, with race being a factor as well as allegations of mental instability, drug use, and bad plastic surgery. The sparring has included various threats, from bodily harm to legal action.

Azealia Banks and Lana Del Rey are in an all-out Twitter feud and things are getting seriously nasty. Source: Getty

It all started when Lana critisced Kanye in September for his Make America Great Again cap, his recent SNL performance, and his love of his fellow “narcissist” Donald Trump, which she described as a “loss for the culture.”

In response, Azealia ripped Del Rey for having “selective outrage” about politics, saying she’s “the kind of thought police Kanye is fighting against.” Azealia also called her out for working with rapper ASAP Rocky, who was accused of physically assaulting a woman in 2012 (a lawsuit between parties was settled in 2015), saying Del Rey and other “white female liberals are so self-serving.”


Azealia went on to blast Lana for using Kanye for her “own vapid attempts to seem politically aware when there is SO MUCH MORE bootleg witchcraft you could be doing to TRY and take down [Trump].

“Kanye is not your enemy or THE enemy. In fact your selective outrage Makes YOU. The enemy,” Azealia said.

She ended by telling Lana to apologize to West — and egged her on by saying, “You would never in your white mind try to battle ME on my ideas.”

It took a few days, but the battle really began on Tuesday when Lana responded — in force.


Screengrab: Lana Del Rey via Twitter


Azealia was ready for round two, and things just exploded from there. She criticizing Lana’s appearance, saying she had bad plastic surgery and making other body-shaming comments. The “Young and Beautiful” songstress responded by saying that Azealia has mental health issues. That didn’t silence Azealia, who then alleged that Lana had a drug addiction.






Azealia then threatened to send one of Lana’s tweets to her attorney, but Lana seemed unfazed.




Azealia also seemingly posted a text exchange she had with Kanye during the drama. She said they “reconnected” over the drama and that they are going to get together soon to do “some epic s***.”

Azealia continued posting for some time, while Lana logged out early.

Twitter feuds are pretty normal for Azealia. Every few months she’s back in the headlines for drama with Elon Musk and his girlfriend Grimes, Russell Crowe, Cardi B, the cast and crew of Wild ‘N Outand the list goes on.

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