11 February, 2016 - NME.com
Azealia Banks has hit back at critics of Beyoncé’s latest song and music video ‘Formation’.
The ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’ rapper took to Twitter to excoriate white feminists who she claims have criticised the popstar for only supporting black women.
“No shade I could honestly throw up in a box watching all these white women go in about the damn formation song,” Banks tweeted.
"Why only support black women? What about ALL WOMEN?!" Sarah cried, as she pulled hot sauce out of her bag and used as eye drops....— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) February 10, 2016 And honestly look how as soon as Beyoncé decides to embrace her blackness and love herself the whole white feminist world turned on her— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) February 10, 2016 I keep tryna tell yall to stop fucking with them white feminists.— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) February 10, 2016
Beyoncé Brings Protest Music Back: The Main 'Formation' Talking Points
Since the release of the song on Saturday (February 6), Beyoncé has come under fire from some conservative news pundits and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Giuliani accused the popstar of using the music video as “a platform to attack police officers”.
What she should be doing in the African-American community and in all communities is build up respect for police officers and focus on the fact that when something goes wrong then, okay, we'll work on that. The vast majority of police officers risk their lives to keep us safe,” he added.
An anti-Beyoncé protest is also being planned next week in New York.