June 8, 2018 at 2:34 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Bob The Drag Queen drags Azealia Banks in diss track

(Screenshot via YouTube.)

Bob The Drag Queen has responded to the Azealia Banks controversy with a read on the controversial rapper.

Banks, who is bisexual, accused RuPaul of plagiarizing her song “The Big Big Beat” in his song “Call Me Mother.” She also ranted against “white gays” and the LGBT community.

“I’m disappointed in him [Ru] 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,” Banks tweeted.

Banks also fired back at “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 10 contest Monét X Change who spoke out against her.

Now, Bob The Drag Queen has put in his two cents with a history lesson on house music and a read.

“Something that’s quite common in queer black culture is that our culture is so underground and has roots that are hard to trace so people like to come in and co-opt ideas from black queer culture and act like it’s their own idea. Now [such as] house music,” the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 8 winner says.

“House music didn’t start with Azealia Banks. House music is from the early ‘80s in Chicago when disco was fading out but you still needed something to dance to. So people – groups like Future or Frankie Knuckles – would make these amazing tracks that really caught on. So in the black queer community in Chicago it became huge and big and expansive,” he continues.

Bob then addressed Banks directly saying “Azealia Amanda Banks from Harlem, New York. Listen, since you’re so interested in co-opting black queer culture and propagating it as your own, I think it’s time to drag you deep into the miasma of one of black queer culture’s greatest traditions: reading.”

After releasing the video, Bob explained his viewpoint on Banks more in a series of tweets.

He concluded by recommending another black queer artist of color, Big Freedia.

 

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