After an extended break, Harlem singer/songwriter Azealia Banks has dropped a second episode of “Cheapy’s Two Cents,” a podcast she debuted in January 2019. While Banks has a reputation for widely-reported on Twitter scraps with other music creatives, she’s long been under-credited for her skills as a compelling pop culture commentator who’s not afraid to have opinions about powerful figures in the industry.
Banks kicked the episode off with a commentary on female rappers fighting with each other, starting with the story of Remy Ma allegedly punching former “Love and Hip Hop: New York” cast member Brittney Taylor.
The Harlem-born Banks also weighed in on rapper Cardi B, who she’s long viewed as an industry plant. Banks pointed out that her issue is less so with Cardi and more so her handlers at Atlantic Records who are cashing in on her success.
In the episode, Banks got into her conspiracy bag when discussing Britney Spears alleged hostage travails and also spoke at length about why Spears has been popular within black culture. She also addressed Nipsey Hussle’s passing, a death she views as highly suspicious because multiple people foresaw his demise. “I don’t believe any of the stories,” she stated.
Weighing in on Donald Trump, Banks described the orange-colored president as the last of a dying breed. “He’s the end of an era. He’s literally the last of massa’s sons,” she said, adding that his mother was likely horrified to have him as a son. “He’s got a face only a mother could love.”
Banks revealed Joe Budden and Sean “Diddy” Combs had asked her to be a part of Revolt TV’s “State of the Culture” YouTube show, which she noted has been cancelled. Banks met Budden for the first time at the audition and her initial impression was the format made sense for a podcast but fell short as a YouTube show because it lacked structure.
Banks finished up the episode up by verbally dressing down her longstanding nemesis, rapper T.I., who she’s had an issue with since 2014 when he chose to defend Iggy Azalea when she was faced with criticism by Banks. “You’re the perfect example of all this fake love I feel black women get. It’s fake fucking love,” she said.
Check out the entertaining episode below.