In a new interview with the Guardian, the 22-year-old singer called the Australian rapper a "fucking moron," claiming that she has "a complete disregard for black culture."
Apparently a firm believer in karma being a bitch, Halsey continued, "I watched her career dissolve and it fascinated me."
She went on to emphatically declare that Azalea is on a long list of people that "I wouldn't put on my record."
Migos rapper Quavo, however, did make Halsey's list of approved collaborators. He appears on hopeless fountain kingdom cut "Lie," despite coming under fire earlier this year for homophobic remarks and a less than heartfelt apology.
"I think he's misunderstood," she said. "Just because I choose to be a socially conscious artist, and I'm pretty good at it, that doesn't mean every artist is going to be equipped to be politically correct. I don't think he's inherently homophobic, I think he's in a tough place of trying to explain what he means. I agree his apology was bullshit but I can't police everybody."
Halsey herself identifies as bisexual, and has since taken to Twitter to further clarify her working relationship with Quavo. Read the recent string of tweets below.
Honestly? I didn't know that Quavo had made homophobic comments when I collaborated him. We've never spoken a word to each other and +— h (@halsey) June 23, 2017
+ I have no intention of pursuing a friendship there, unless he wants to make a legitimate apology.— h (@halsey) June 23, 2017
I work tirelessly to represent & support marginalized communities I love & am a part of. I'm sorry if my actions have ever seemed otherwise.— h (@halsey) June 23, 2017
I only meant to say that people can struggle being socially conscious if they don't have the information/vocabulary. So we must educate them— h (@halsey) June 23, 2017
And I'm proud to watch the young people around me work hard to educate themselves and others to stay woke every day.— h (@halsey) June 23, 2017
I think thats an important point. I AM queer & I TRY to be understanding & want people to be educated. But im truly sorry for my misjudgment https://t.co/ESomRyiyBh— h (@halsey) June 23, 2017
Again, I am truly sorry for my misjudgement and I am happy to have listeners who hold me accountable.— h (@halsey) June 23, 2017