'Fancy' Rapper Iggy Azalea Fires Back At '212' Rapper Azealia Banks For Tweets Dissing Her Silence About 'Black Issues'

'Fancy' rapper Iggy Azalea, who has been known to fire back when she gets dissed or slammed, has answered fellow emcee Azealia Banks' criticism on Twitter, according to Mirror.

"There's more to sparking a change than trolling on social media. World issues shouldn't be used as a poor excuse to promote fan battles," Azalea tweeted.

She added, "Make sure you do something to let YOUR government know how you feel when something is unjust, not JUST your followers on twitter."

After posting a link to an article enumerating several ways to help the family of Michael Brown, a black teenager who was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., Azalea asked her followers to stop judging how people may or may not have helped in times of crisis based on what they post on social media.

"The world is too hung up on what is or isn't said on Twitter," the rapper wrote. "There's an actual world out there and multiple ways you can promote change."

Banks previously called out Azalea for being silent about issues concerning black people, saying she only wants to be associated with "black culture," particularly hip hop, but does not want to get involved with "black issues," according to E! News.

The issue Banks cited is that of the non-indictment of a white NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner, a 43-year-old black man, by putting him in a chokehold.

"its funny to see people Like Igloo Australia silent when these things happen... Black Culture is cool, but black issues sure aren't huh?" Banks tweeted.

She followed it with another acerbic tweet, saying: "If you're down to ride with us b***h you gotta RIDE ALL THE WAY."

Banks did admit that her grievance seemed a bit petty but maintained she had a point. She then moved on to saying Azalea should not be put in the same light as Nicki Minaj in the rap industry, according to MTV.

"And the media needs to STOP trying to move igloo in what Nicki has established," she wrote. "Nicki is a hard-working rap-BEAST. Stop trying to degrade and BELITTLE Our culture with this f*****g kkk iggy sh**."

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