- Publish Date
- Monday, 14 May 2018, 5:27PM
Cardi B hit back at Azealia Banks before deleting her Instagram account on Saturday, after the rapper insulted her during an interview on Friday.
Banks called the pregnant Bodak Yellow star an 'illiterate, untalented rat' and a 'caricature of a black woman,' during an interview with The Breakfast Club.
'Two years ago, the conversation surrounding black women’s culture was really reaching an all-time high,' Banks told the radio show's hosts, referencing Beyonce's 2016 album, Lemonade.
She continued: 'There was just this really, really, really intelligent conversation going on nationally and then everything just kind of changed and then it was like Cardi B.
'I’m just talking about this caricature of a black woman that black women themselves would never be able to get away with. Like, if my spelling and grammar was that bad, I’d be canceled. If Nicki Minaj spelled like that, we would be ragging on her all day.'
Cardi B responded to Banks' offensive comments on Instagram, writing: 'I'm from the hood. I speak how I speak I am how I am. I did not choose to be famous people choose me! People followed me on Instagram and the people gave me a platform to introduce my talent.
'I never asked to be a example or a role model I don't want to change my ways because I'm famous that's why I just mind my business. This is coming from a woman that bleached her skin but want to advocate. GOODBYE. Im not apologizing or kill myself because of who I am.'
'You busy trying to be a voice of reason and a representative for women of colour when you can’t even reason with yourself,” she wrote.
Later, she added: '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. And because I laugh a little harder or talk a little louder doesn’t make me a caricature!
'You think your advocating for women and your doing the opposite! I pray you find peace in your own heart and reason in your mind! Pray for your own success before you pray for the downfall of others!
Shortly after, the Invasion of Privacy rapper deleted her entire Instagram account and set her Twitter account to private.
Before hiding her tweets, she wrote; 'I'm tired of this bull****. I need to enjoy my pregnancy, family, new projects, and my partner. Listen to Invasion of Privacy.'