Twitter feud between Lana Del Rey and Azealia Banks over Kanye West escalates into an all-out war

WORDS BY NICOLE BAXTER

Get some tea ready for sipping, because once again, the internet is in shreds.

 

Singer Lana Del Rey and rapper Azealia Banks have publicly lashed out at one another this morning via Twitter after tensions over comments about Kanye West boiled over the surface. Del Rey, known for hit song Summertime Sadness, was criticised by Banks for her call-out of an Instagram post by Kanye endorsing Donald Trump. If you haven’t seen the uncomfortable SNL skit, for context of the situation, view it here first.

 Banks, rapper of 212, slammed Del Rey for not being “consistent with her outrage” due to previous collaborations with A$AP Rocky – a known abuser – and said that it “looks like the typical White woman using a weakened target to pretend to be an ally”.

 

Del Rey responded quickly, Tweeting “u know the addy. Pull up anytime. Say it to my face. But if I were you – I wouldn’t,” sending fans into a craze.

 Source: Twitter

Source: Twitter

This spurred a series of catty responses from Banks, a regular twitter-feuder, making fun of Del Rey’s alleged plastic surgery, her body and her age, all whilst promoting her retail soap brand CHEAPYXO – the account of which Banks used to host the feud.

 Source: Twitter

Source: Twitter

 From there, the insults only got worse, and Banks threatened legal action.

 Source: Twitter

Source: Twitter

 Source: Twitter

Source: Twitter

 Source: Twitter

Source: Twitter


Banks has a clear solution for Del Rey’s alleged post-plastic surgery issues, outlined across several tweets:

1.     “Put your arms down your sides and breeeeeeeeathe in deeply.

2.     Pick up the two dicks on the floor and raise them up by your ears. Hold them in your clenched fists with your elbows facing the floor.

3.     Turn your head to the side, open your mouth, and agitate the dick with the tip of one in your mouth, and the tip of the other in your ear.

4.     When you are finished. Be sure to collect the semen ejected from said dicks, and massage this liquid into your aging white lady skin. This is an excellent way to fill the wrinkles left behind by expired botox.”

 

Yikes, especially considering that the pair used to be good friends.

 Del Rey and Banks at London Fashion Week, 2017. Source: Just Jared

Del Rey and Banks at London Fashion Week, 2017. Source: Just Jared

At this point, the tea isn’t just sipped, it’s spilt – all over Twitter.

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