Azealia Banks Responds To Macklemore’s ‘White Privilege II’

Macklemore’s new song White Privilege II was released last week, adding fuel to the fire that is the cultural appropriation debate. Now, Azealia Banks has hit back with a series of tweets – and for once, we agree with her. During her rant, she encouraged listeners to not to be so quick to “applaud Macklemore for shit black artists have been saying for years.”

“I Don’t Need Nor Do I Want Macklemore to Speak For Me,” she wrote.

Despite beef with Iggy Azalea, she actually stood up for her. Azalea was mentioned by name in the song and shamed for exploiting black culture. “You’re Miley, you’re Elvis, you’re Iggy Azalea / Fake and so plastic, you’ve heisted the magic.”

Calling him a misogynist, she encouraged Macklemore to take on Eminem instead as that would “make a statement”. She was sure to mention that she has nothing against white rappers, she only wants to “hear two white rappers beef.” She named a few of the white rappers she does like, including Post Malone, Spooky Black, Machine Gun Kelly, Eminem and Big Daddy Ryan, along with Kesha.

The song itself is a borderline offensive shambles. In our takedown analysis of the new tune, we have described the song as “messy” and a “ham-fisted attempt to address how Macklemore feels about racism.”