In this week’s edition of Friday Feuds a boob-biting brawl makes headlines, brothers battle a radio personality, the Queen Barb disappoints human rights activists, plus more.
Azealia Banks vs. Bouncer’s Boobs
Azealia Banks has developed a reputation as a bit of a spitfire on social media. This week the shenanigans she normally reserves for Twitter took a real-life turn when she allegedly assaulted a female bouncer outside of Up&Down nightclub in New York.
According to witnesses, Banks was turned away from a private event there, leading to an outburst that ended in her spitting on, attempting to punch, and eventually biting the breasts of a bouncer. Ouch. The night ended with Banks being booked on third-degree assault charges.
So far, there’s been radio silence on Banks’ part, but here are a few of social media’s reactions…
Rita Ora vs. Roc Nation
Another day, another unhappy label situation; today it’s musician Rita Ora. She is saying her lack of output is her team’s fault, specifically her management, Roc Nation.
In a newly-filed lawsuit the Brit songstress is suing the company, claiming that since it started representing athletes her own ventures have suffered. It is true that Ora has only released one album since signing to Roc Nation in 2008, which admittedly, can’t feel good.
Neither Ora or Roc Nation have addressed the issue as of yet, but Twitter came through as always…
Chance the Rapper vs. Spike Lee
We’ve mentioned before that quite a few members of Chicago’s hip-hop community have taken issue with Director Spike Lee’s newest effort, Chi-raq. Among the most outspoken of voices was Chance the Rapper who has been engaged in a war of words with Lee for quite some time now. Last week, Lee took further shots at the young emcee when he disclosed that his father worked for the Mayor of Chicago, stating…
““Chance the Rapper should say, full disclosure, his father works for the mayor…If he’s so concerned about Chicago, do your research, show me where he’s made a criticism about the mayor…I think your findings will be surprising. He has not criticized the mayor. Why? His father works for the mayor.””
Chance fired back with the following…
Chance the Rapper
“I mean, Spike Lee is saying that because he’s promoting a movie…He’s trying to make more money. He got his little 15 million from Amazon and his other little bread from Lionsgate and made a movie that was not about Chicago but manipulated and used Chicago actors and Chicago scenery to push this movie. It was an oversimplification of a bigger problem. He wasn’t really focusing on the issues of Chicago, it wasn’t really about Chicago. To me, it was about this age-old conversation of black on black violence, which is some Bill Cosby ‘pull up your pants’ stuff. I’m just not for it.”
Nicki Minaj vs. the Human Rights Foundation
Nicki Minaj has caused tongues to wag before, but this time around it wasn’t just idle fan-sphere talk. Following news that Minaj would perform in Angola on December 17, Thor Halvorssen, president of the Human Rights Foundation penned a letter to the rapper asking that she reconsider. The letter (which you can read below), takes aim at Angola’s current ruling family, outlining a pattern of dictatorship, oppression, and fear-induced obedience.
Thus far, Minaj hasn’t said much by way of response, but she did tweet the following…
Kendrick vs. Schoolboy Q
Between receiving 11 Grammy nominations and being appointed Grand Marshal of Compton’s annual Christmas parade, Kendrick Lamar is having a good end to the year. Perhaps that’s why his recent scuffle with TDE label mate Schoolboy Q barely made a blip on the radar. In fact, it may have remained completely unknown were it not for this innocuous tweet…
However, any speculation of longterm damage was quickly squashed by Top Dawg’s CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, who called the quarrel a “minor family disagreement.”
Tiffith poked further fun at the incident by releasing this video….
Rae Sremmurd vs. Ebro
Ghostwriting controversies have abounded this year, the biggest of course being the infamous showdown between Drake and Meek Mill. The latest to come under fire for inauthentic lyrics are the brothers of Rae Sremmurd.
According to Complex, Hot 97 personality Ebro allegedly took shots at the duo with the following:
““They didn’t write that shit. Any of it. Maybe some of it. Mike WiLL-Made It—you know that his name is Mike WiLL-Made It? He made that album. They’re Kriss Kross. It was a fabricated thing that we all liked.””
Shortly after, Mike WiLL came to the brothers’ defense via Twitter…
Post-Twitter tiff the brothers’ also moved to coral any rumors that they weren’t behind their own lyrics with a freestyle…
Chris Brown vs. Travis Scott
As we all know, Chris Brown and Rihanna are former flames. However they went their separate ways after Brown’s infamous assault. Recently, Rihanna has been linked to Travis Scott, which makes Brown’s comment below all the more interesting…Is someone a little jelly? Only time will tell…
Mac Miller vs. Donald Trump
This week goofball rapper Mac Miller got uncharacteristically serious on Twitter when he vented his feelings about the state of the nation, and the fact that a portion of America is pulling for Donald Trump to be president…
Kid Ink vs. Fan
Things got heated for West Coast rapper Kid Ink at a recent show in Sao Paolo, Brazil. After a fan bum rushed the stage, security responded with this epic takedown…
Needless to say, the 18-year-old fan, revealed to be Junior Parriera, wasn’t happy. Despite Kid Ink issuing the below apology, Parriera is taking legal action and demanding an in-person apology….
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