UPDATE: You thought the Azealia Banks / RuPaul drama was all played out? Think again.

Azealia Banks has cried foul on RuPaul’s song, “Call Me Mother,” off his album, American, claiming the beat was ripped off from her 2016 single, “The Big Big Beat.”

Spotify’s policy dictates that any piece of music under copyright investigation be removed from the platform, so the album was reportedly taken down over the weekend.

It has since been restored, so if Pride season has you in the mood to grab a fan and start thwoorping to Ru’s latest tracks, have at it.

But we’re burying the lede.

In a series of tweets, Banks did not hold back:

“Lol I got rupauls ripoff of the big big beat .. “call me mother” removed,” she wrote. “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.”

She also said Ru reached out to her after the conflict came to light: “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 … But he went with popular white gay sentiment and felt like I was disposable enough to steal from and discard. Fuck him.”

Read the tweets below:


Reaction to Banks’ comments is mixed, with many people clearly taking issue with how she’s delivering her message.

But does she have a point?

Listen to the two songs back-to-back below:


Banks later addressed the story, disputing the “feud” narrative:


UPDATE: You thought the Azealia Banks / RuPaul drama was all played out? Think again.

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