Hip Hop

Azealia Banks Says Hip Hop Lowered The Bar For Cardi B

Azealia Banks is still not a fan of Cardi B and vice versa.

The Harlem rapper stopped by The Breakfast Club this morning to chop it up with Charlamagne Tha God, DJ Envy, and Angela Yee. She spoke about a bunch of stuff including her feud with RZA and Russell Crowe, her feelings on Trump, and last but not least, Cardi B sudden rise in hip hop. According to Azealia Banks, the hip hop bar was significantly lowered for Cardi B who shot to stardom last year with her breakout hit “Bodak Yellow.”

Cardi B became the first female rapper since Lauryn Hill in 1998 to score a solo Billboard Hot 100 number one single. Her achievements in hip hop didn’t stop there and she went on to create more histories across the Billboard charts. Azealia Banks certainly don’t think she deserves the victory she has been getting over the past year.

“I didn’t know that the bar would be lowered so much,” Banks said. “It was kind of like a culture shock. The bar went from Beyoncé LEMONADE to Cardi B.”

She went on to call Cardi B a caricature of a black woman and says that she just can’t understand how the conversation went from Beyonce Lemonade to Cardi B. “I’m just talking about this caricature of a black woman that black women themselves would never be able to get away with,” Banks added. “If Nicki Minaj spelled like that, you’d just be ragging on her all day. I don’t understand how we go from Beyoncé, LEMONADE, and Solange, Black Lives Matter, and all of these conversations to this.”

In Cardi B’s defense, she is one of the hardest working female rappers in the game right now because she is seven months pregnant and still performing and still dropping albums. Some hip hop fans are asking where has Azealia Banks been and where is she now with her music?