Azealia Banks Denounces Kendrick Lamar over Ferguson Comments

Azealia Banks Denounces Kendrick Lamar over Ferguson Comments
Never one to shy away from a Twitter feud, outspoken rapper Azealia Banks has picked her latest target: Kendrick Lamar.

Banks' anger stems from an interview Lamar gave to Billboard, in which he discussed the death of Michael Brown and the protests in Ferguson, MO. "I wish somebody would look in our neighbourhood knowing that it's already a situation, mentally, where it's fucked up," Lamar said. "What happened to [Michael Brown] should've never happened. Never. But when we don't have respect for ourselves, how do we expect them to respect us? It starts from within. Don't start with just a rally, don't start from looting — it starts from within."

Banks took exception to Lamar's view, and responded with the following string of tweets: In the same interview with Billboard, Lamar defended Iggy Azalea against her detractors. "She's doing her thing," he said. "Let her. People have to go through trials and tribulations to get where they at. Do your thing, continue to rock it, because obviously God wants you here." Of course, Banks has been one of Iggy's most outspoken critics.