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Azealia Banks says she’s disappointed in Common and Jill Scott after promoting Love Beats Rhymes film


Brad Barket/Getty ImagesIt looks like Azealia Banks has no love for her Love Beats Rhymes movie co-stars Common and Jill Scott

In a recent Instagram post, which is now-deleted but captured by Rhymes with Snitch, the “212” rapper called out both artists, writing, “I feel so stupid promoting this film. And am 100% disappointed in @common and @missjillscott for fronting as well.” 

She continues, “Funny when you hear these celebs talks about black folk supporting each other (AHEM) but watch them be extremely selective about who they support. I’ve lost ALL respect for many of the folks involved in this project.” 

“Disappointed in lionsgate for not handling this better. If I were a white girl lionsgate would have AT LEAST reach out to me to make sure I was cool after being spat on.”    

Azealia’s “being spat on” statement apparently references the 2016 incident that involved her, Love Beats Rhymes director RZA and actor Russell Crowe, in which Azealia claimed that Crowe spit on her, choked her and called her the n-word.  

As for Common and Jill, it’s quite possible that Azealia’s dismay is due to their probable lack in promoting Love Beats Rhymes on their social media accounts or in the media overall. 

In late October, Jill retweeted a message about her song “Undercurrent,” which is featured in the movie. Common’s latest tweets and Instagram posts are centered around politics and his first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade appearance. 

It was just last week that Azealia showed excitement for Love Beats Rhymes, writing on Instagram, “It’s happening. !! My movie debut !!!!!!!!.” The trailer for the musical-drama  premiered in October and features Banks as an aspiring rapper and student named Coco. 

Love Beats Rhymes arrives in select theaters and on demand December 1. 

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