Vince Staples and Azealia Banks trade shots on Twitter over failed collaboration
Staples continues to offer support for Banks despite their heated back and forth.
On Thursday (May 9), Azealia Banks took to Twitter to share a series of stream of consciousness tweets that ended up turning into a public disagreement with Vince Staples.
At first, the theme of the tweets were typical of the type of content usually found on Banks’ page, with thinks taking a turn for the confrontational after she decided to double down on mentioning Staples by name.
“Ugh I want my life to change,” she wrote. “I would much rather be in a date with Vince Staples then arguing with gays about anything.”
After mentioning again her desire to connect with Staples, a fan pointed out that the California native got wind of her not-so-subtle subtweet. However, after noting that Staples “liked” and then “unliked” a tweet mentioning his name, Banks went on to say that she isn’t all that bothered by his actions, even when they happen to be in defense of her own.
“Time to stop mentioning me . @vincestaples,” Banks wrote. “I don’t need you to defend me nor do you need to throw my name out there when you need to virtue signal about how righteous of a brother you are then dip when I ask to collab. Leave it alone sweety.”
Staples himself then jumped in and his response further added fuel to Banks’ claim that he stopped responding to her after the pair had been discussing a possible collaboration.
“Like where is the real respect for my artistry lol I sent this n–a a track too,” Banks added in response. “If you aren’t tryna eat my ass or rap on my record Pleaaaaaaaase keep my name out of your mouth for ffs. I dont have the timeeeee. And I don’t need to be defended. And stop knocking off my sound.”
Staples then decided to clarify his perspective on their prior interactions, explaining how Banks didn’t ask for a feature at all. He then says, “I still fuc wit you tho one of my favorite rappers.”
The compliment didn’t prove to be enough to satisfy Banks, who has built up a reputation for utilizing social media to ignite beefs with other artists. After a couple more exchanges, Staples declared he had enough and decided to do what he could to try to stop the slander that was building up in his mentions.
“Relax with all the hostility against AB tho,” he wrote. “My Twitter is a safe space for black people.”
After a few more back-and-forths during which Banks stated that Staples changed his phone number a day after they had been in touch regarding working on music together, their feud seemingly ended, even if it took a minute to fully fizzle out.
Take a look at Vince Staples and Azealia Banks’ exchange in full below.