And Finally

A$AP advises Azealia to “Chill out with the beefin”

By | Published on Tuesday 22 May 2012

A$AP Rocky

During her very short-lived stint in the hip hop spotlight, ‘212’ mouthpiece and Twit-spat enthusiast Azealia Banks has carved a reputation for herself as something of an enfant terrible where conflicts with other MCs are concerned. Seeming disagreements have so far arisen with TI, Iggy Azalea and most recently Lil Kim, who Banks accused of never writing her own rhymes (and therefore of being petty for refusing to record some lines she had written for the veteran rapper).

Noting Azealia’s propensity for choice beefing, rising rapper A$AP Rocky has warned Ms Banks to respect her “older generation” genre peers and “stay out of trouble” before it’s all too late.

Speaking to Fuse, A$AP – real name Rakim Myers – said: “I like her for what she’s worth. [But] I do think she gotta chill out with the beefin, and all that other stuff, and disrespecting the OGs. She’s the homegirl, so it ain’t nothin but a little talk to her. I think if she stays out of trouble, she’ll have longevity”.

Wise words there from A$AP, who – being three years Banks’ senior at the wise old age of 23 – must surely know what he’s talking about.