Cardi B has deleted her Instagram account after beefing with Azealia Banks.
On Friday, Banks stopped by The Breakfast Club where the conversation quickly shifted from her music to her lingering problems about the “Bodak Yellow” rapper.
The always outspoken Banks threw out some major insults about Cardi, calling her everything from an “illiterate, untalented rat” to a “caricature of a black woman.”
“Two years ago, the conversation surrounding black women’s culture was really reaching an all-time high,” Banks told the radio show’s hosts, referencing Beyonce’s 2016 album, Lemonade. “There was just this really, really, really intelligent conversation going on nationally and then everything just kind of changed and then it was like Cardi B.”
She continued, “I’m just talking about this caricature of a black woman that black women themselves would never be able to get away with. Like, if my spelling and grammar was that bad, I’d be canceled. If Nicki Minaj spelled like that, we would be ragging on her all day.”
Cardi B quickly responded to Banks’ offensive comments on Instagram in a now-deleted statement as she defended the persona and musical style she’s honed throughout her career.
“I’m from the hood. I speak how I speak I am how I am. I did not choose to be famous people choose me! People followed me on Instagram and the people gave me a platform to introduce my talent,” Bardi wrote. “I never asked to be a example or a role model I don’t want to change my ways because I’m famous that’s why I just mind my business. This is coming from a woman that bleached her skin but want to advocate. GOODBYE. I’m not apologizing or kill myself because of who I am.”
Cardi B also took issue with Banks’s “illiterate” jab. “Just because I mix a few words up forget to use commas or misspell a few words,” she wrote, “doesn’t make me illiterate and doesn’t make me stupid.”
The two then went back-and-fourth until Cardi B decided to leave social media to focus on her pregnancy and deleted her Instagram account.