Azealia Banks has accused RuPaul of plagiarism, claiming that the Drag Race star “ripped off” her song ‘The Big Big Beat’.
In a series of furious tweets on Saturday, Banks claimed that RuPaul had plagiarised ‘The Big Big Beat’ with his own song ‘Call Me Mother’ and said that the claims led to the subsequent removal of RuPaul’s entire American album from Spotify.
At present, ‘American’ is no longer available to stream on Spotify, but it remains on iTunes, Apple Music, TIDAL and Pandora.
Although Spotify are yet to comment on the removal, they are known for a policy of removing any record from their platform when it faces investigation.
“You will not step on my little black girl toes bitch. You will take your razor bumps and pumps to the nearest laser hair removal clinic and seethe. @RuPaul BYE UGLY”, Banks wrote on Twitter.
“Lol now that I’m filing claims RuPaul wants to reach out. But where was that energy when you were stealing my work and using me as inspiration for your campy ass television show? I’m disappointed in him first and foremost as a black person. He was supposed to have my back.”
RuPaul is yet to comment on the claims.
Banks’ latest war of words comes after she clashed with Stefflon Don earlier this year.
The beef began after Banks labelled Cardi a “caricature of a black woman” last week, before a subsequent Instagram feud prompted Cardi to delete her entire account.