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Azealia Banks launches into squabble with Baauer over her ‘Harlem Shake’ vocal; calls him a faggot and a pussy

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Azealia Banks launches into squabble with Baauer over her 'Harlem Shake' vocal; calls him a faggot and a pussy

We’ve had Munchi, Angel Haze, Perez Hilton, Nicki Minaj and more – now it’s Baauer who’s in Azealia Banks’ firing line.

The up-and-coming US producer, best known for his 2012 Jeffree’s single ‘Harlem Shake’ – now officially viral and #1 in the overall iTunes charts, following an online dance craze that’s been picked up on by everyone from T-Pain to the Dallas Mavericks – appears to have made a copyright claim against Azealia Bank’s recent (uncredited) vocal version of the track.

Banks – as Banks usually does – took to Twitter to question the move, asking Baauer “why you coccblockin tho???”. After receiving a short response in “because it’s not your song”, Banks lost the plot, calling Baauer everything from a pussy (“you’re a pussy. You don’t belong in hip-hop…You don’t even belong in Harlem…you don’t even know what a fucking Harlem Shake even is”) to a faggot (“you guys are all faggoots… May you drown in faggotry”), with some gold-tinted threats thrown in for good measure (“if you don’t want me to rap on ur shit then don’t put it out nigga… For real. Shit ain’t safe. I’ll piss on ur lawn”). Given that Diplo released ‘Harlem Shake’ and has produced for Banks in the past, he might be called in as peacemaker here – maybe Usher can help smoothen things.

You can stream Banks’ offending ‘Harlem Shake’ vocal below. Banks has upset producers when jumping on their beats without permission in the past – her breakthrough hit ’212′ led to a dispute with Lazy Jay, who produced the original instrumental, and you can read more about the aforementioned Munchi incident here.

We just wonder what Maxwell D has to say.

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