Cardi B deletes Instagram account after beef with Azealia Banks

Cardi B deletes Instagram account after beef with Azealia Banks

Cardi B says she was attacked at a store yesterday and now she is explaining why it happened.

Despite this, Azealia has now made a new statement in regards to their feud, this time on her Instagram story.

Asked to explain herself during an interview with USA radio show The Breakfast Club, Banks referenced Beyoncé's 2016 album Lemonade, which Banks claimed had marked an "all-time high" in the "conversation surrounding black women's culture".

The beef started when Banks, no stranger to speaking her mind, flung some pretty savage insults in Cardi B's direction during a radio interview, calling her everything from an "illiterate, untalented rat" to a "caricature of a black woman" who had "lowered the bar" for female rappers. I never asked to be an example or a role model. She used to be able to list all the USA presidents in order of term but is too nervous to try it in front of me.

Cardi answered Banks' statements via a post on Instagram but chose to completely take down her account afterward. I speak how I speak.

In Cardi B's case, she went private on Twitter and effectively evaporated off of Instagram, the platform that helped make her a household name in the first place. "You think your advocating for women and your doing the opposite!" she wrote. "Sis, give it up", she wrote.

"Just because I mix a few words up, forget to use commas or misspell a few words doesn't make me illiterate and doesn't make me stupid".

It started on Friday - when Azealia told a U.S. radio station that Cardi was an "illiterate, untalented rat" and a "caricature of a black woman". And because I laugh a little harder or talk a little louder doesn't make me a caricature!

Cardi also commented on a post including the video of Azealia saying "I'm not apologizing or killing myself because of who I am". "Pray for your own success before you pray for the downfall of others!"