Two of Hip Hop’s (and social media’s) most outspoken personalities engaged on Twitter earlier today as Lupe Fiasco and Azealia Banks went head to head about Kendrick Lamar’s recent comments in Billboard magazine.

The beef started when Fiasco came to Kendrick’s defense for his comments. “#BeMoreLikeKendrickLamar” the Chicago rapper tweeted.

Azealia would come in and take a shot at Lupe about his relevance: “@LupeFiasco you still haven’t made a decent song since i was 17,” she tweeted. Lupe then replied pulling by out an old tweet Banks made about him a while back where she admired his flow.

After a little back-and-fourth, Kid Cudi subsequently got involved. He began by subtweeting Lupe saying, “Dear black artists, dont talk down on the black community like you are Gods gift to niggaz everywhere.” Fiasco then went at the Cleveland native telling him to shut up. Kudi didn’t leave that alone and replied by saying, “How about you stop shitting on the people who really cared about your well being when this biz was ripping you apart. Fake ass @KidCudi.”

Azealia Banks recently took a few shots at Kendrick Lamar regarding comments he made in a recent Billboard cover story. Kendrick told the magazine,”What happened to [Michael Brown] should’ve never happened. Never. But when we don’t have respect for ourselves, how do we expect them to respect us? It starts from within. Don’t start with just a rally, don’t start from looting — it starts from within.” Banks would later retaliate by attempting to give K Dot a history lesson.

“Lol do you know about the generational effects of poverty, racism and discrimination?” she wrote. “There are things in society that benefit a select few of us. fine…. But don’t put down the rest by saying they don’t respect themselves.”

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That was enough for Banks, who then began chatting it up with supermodel Emily Ratajkowski:


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