Grimes and Azealia Banks allegedly trade insults in leaked text exchange

The two artists were recently subpoenaed by a judge in relation to a lawsuit which has been filed against Elon Musk

Screenshots of an alleged insult-strewn text exchange between Grimes and Azealia Banks have been shared online.

Last week, the two artists were among those to be reportedly subpoenaed by a California federal court judge in relation to an ongoing lawsuit against Elon Musk. Musk and his company Tesla are being sued by former investors following a tweet Musk posted back in August where he wrote: “Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.”

Both Grimes and Banks have apparently been ordered by the judge not to destroy any documents which may pertain to the case, including text, Facebook and Instagram messages.


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Grimes and Elon Musk

In the past few days, Banks has reportedly shared screenshots of one exchange she had with Grimes back in August. While the initial posts have since been deleted, the screengrabs remain on Reddit.

“You’re going to get in trouble sis,” Banks says at one point, to which Grimes allegedly responds “narc”. The insults then pile up, with Grimes saying “at least I’m not fat” to Banks – who retorts with “you look like a little boy”.

“You’re going to get Elon in trouble,” Banks writes. “I suggest you cool it.” After more insults, Grimes later apologises as she says she “didn’t mean to make [Banks] feel bad” and exits the conversation, with Banks writing in response: “Good girl. Back down… exactly the way I knew you would. Don’t hurt yourself babe.”


Last month saw Banks release the holiday EP ‘Icy Colors Change‘.

Meanwhile, a new Bloodpop remix of Grimes’ ‘We Appreciate Power’ was released last weekend.