Cardi B caught Azealia Banks yellow handed.
Banks was quick to slam the Bronx-bred rapper after her hit “Bodak Yellow” topped the Billboard charts, but Cardi hit right back with a video proving Banks loves the song just as much as the rest of the world.
Cardi, 24, made history earlier this week, joining Lauryn Hill as the lone female rappers to hit No. 1 with no featured artists.
While much of the music industry heaped praise on Cardi for accomplishing the feat, controversial singer Azealia Banks took to Twitter to pen a lengthy, since-deleted attack on the rapper, calling her a “poor man’s” Nicki Minaj and criticizing the music industry for turning their backs on black women.
“I’m sorry. Black industry men are too hype for this Latina girl I’ve never seen them jump like this for Remy (Ma) or Nicki (Minaj),” Banks wrote. “Spinning this ‘for the culture’ story when they are simply letting white men at Atlantic buy them into hating their own women… I wanted spicy Latina and she gave me poor mans Nicki.”
Cardi B — born Belcalis Almanzar — is of Trinidadian and Dominican descent.
Banks also hurled a dig a Charlamagne Tha God, who hosts a popular morning radio show on the hip hop station Power 105.1, for not campaigning heavily enough for her own music.
“Charlemagne and black men in hip hop should have gotten me, remy AND nicki a number one before they gave Cardi or Iggy (Azalea) one,” she wrote. “But literally white guys buy black men away from black women and it’s soo cringe.”
But Cardi took the insults in stride, and, recognizing that actions speak louder than words, shared a video on Instagram and Twitter of Banks singing along and dancing to “Bodak Yellow” at a club.
“One of the reasons Bodak Yellow went #1! Cuz even the HATERS love it!” she wrote.
It would seem non-haters love it, too.
Taylor Swift — whom Cardi dethroned to hit No. 1 — sent the rapper a bouquet of flowers as congratulations.
“Sooo beautiful and lovely. Thank you @taylorswift for the flowers,” Cardi wrote on Instagram. “I freaking love your music.”
And for what it’s worth, Nicki Minaj herself also offered up a celebratory message to Cardi.
“Congratulations to a fellow NEW YAWKA on a RECORD BREAKING achievement,” she wrote on Twitter. “Bardi, this is the only thing that matters!!! Enjoy it.”