Two days ago Lil Nax X went to Instagram Live and playfully announced that he was working on a song with Lil Boosie. Boosie responded with a homophobic rant on Twitter. Now, the always-controversial Azalea Banks is coming to X’s defense.
Azalea Banks Makes Hip-Hop Re-think Social Justice
Boosie took to Twitter to respond to Lil Nas X’s playful trolling with a virulent attack, calling Lil Nas X homophobic slurs and suggesting that the Montero rapper #commitsuicide because “nobody wants you here.”
The tweet violated Twitter’s rules and policies and was immediately deleted. The tweet caused a huge uproar on social media. Many came to Lil Nas X’s defense, stating the tweet was egregious and disgusting.
Azalea Banks — always one to jump into the most controversial topics — chimed in. The rapper took to Instagram in support of Lil Nas X and denounced the rampant homophobia plaguing the rap industry.
Banks wrote, “No really the violent rhetoric surrounding Lil Nax X is very very concerning. And it’s not cool. It doesn’t show progress. It doesn’t make you look tough or smart and completely contradicts hip hop’s cry for unity, solidarity, and social justice reform.”
Boosie Brawlin’ Again
Recently Boosie was arrested while on tour following a fight.
New Orleans rapper Boosie aka Torrence Ivy Hatch Jr. was arrested following a recent fight that broke out during a concert. The rapper was charged with second-degree criminal damage to property, inciting a riot, disorderly conduct property, and criminal trespass.