Azealia Banks Accuses RuPaul of Ripping Off "The Big Big Beat"

BY Sarah MurphyPublished Jun 4, 2018

Azealia Banks is never one to shy away from speaking her mind when she's pissed off, and the latest celebrity to draw her ire is drag superstar RuPaul.
Banks has accused RuPaul of plagiarizing her song "The Big Big Beat" on his recent single "Call Me Mother."
After announcing that she had successfully got "Call Me Mother" removed from Spotify, Banks continued to denounce RuPaul on Twitter.
"You will not step on my little black girl toes bitch," she wrote. "You will take your razor bumps and pumps to the nearest laser hair removal clinic and seethe."
Banks later continued her diatribe against RuPaul, complaining that he had only reached out to her after she filed plagiarism claims.
"But where was that energy when you were stealing my work and using me as inspiration for your campy ass television show?" Banks continued. "I'm disappointed in him first and foremost as a black person. He was supposed to have my back. But he went with the popular white gay sentiment and felt like I was disposable enough to steal from and discard. Fuck him."
Her beef with RuPaul didn't stop there. Banks went on to criticize RuPaul's Drag Race for the host's recent controversial remarks about allowing trans women to compete on the show.

Following massive backlash, RuPaul apologized for his comments and said, "In the 10 years we've been casting Drag Race, the only thing we've ever screened for is charisma uniqueness nerve and talent."
See Banks' response below.
RuPaul has yet to publicly respond to Banks.
As of press time, "Call Me Mother" and the album America are available to stream via Spotify and Apple Music. Compare the track to Banks' "The Big Big Beat" below.


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