Iggy Azalea & Azealia Banks Talk Reconciliation & Possible Music Collaboration

Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks may have finally buried the hatchet.

In a surprising move, Iggy turned to SnapChat Wednesday night and shared that she was open to a conversation with Banks after years of beef.

“I was thinking a lot about feminism, forgiveness and being a grownup,” Iggy said. “I kinda wanna meet up with Azealia Banks and speak to her. I just would really like for us to at least be able to come to an understanding. I don’t think I’m going to agree with her on every topic, or that she’ll agree with me, but I think we should privately have a conversation.”

The feud between the rappers began in 2012 after Azealia tweeted about Iggy being the only female rapper on XXL’s Freshmen Class issue.

 “Iggy Azalea on the XXL list is all wrong … How can you endorse a woman who called herself a ‘runaway slave master?’” Azealia tweeted in now-deleted tweets in 2012. Since then, the two have feuded on and off on social media.

On SnapChat, Iggy expressed her fatigue with the beef lasting so long.
“It’s just kind of been a lot of years worth of negativity with this person, and I just want to finish that chapter of my life,” Iggy continued on SnapChat. “And if nothing else, I think that it would be good for history in female rap for us to be able to squash it, because bitch, I’m tired! I don’t want to keep on fighting with this motherf—ker. I can’t do it! I can’t.”
Azealia published a post on IG from Iggy’s SnapChat, encouraging a music collaboration among other things.

 


In a statement to XXL, Banks stated that a reconciliation was in fact possible if Iggy acknowledged her “racial privilege” in the scheme of hip-hop and society.

“I think a true reconciliation can happen once there is some acknowledgment of what hip-hop has been trying to tell her,” Azealia said. ” I still don’t think she quite understands the effect her racial privilege and the socio-economic leverage that comes with it has on a marginalized group of women’s culture. Race aside, this is also a women’s issue. I hope that there will be a chance for us to have an open discussion about this, as I feel America and the world could really benefit from some candid discourse between two public figures about the world’s biggest sickness: racism. I wish for women of the future to be able to refer to this moment in women’s culture as an example of what can happen when people take time to understand.”

If Azealia Banks can bury the hatchet with Iggy, all is possible, after all.

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