Jan 11, 2012 12:00AM

Twitter Warz Part 1

You're a dumb bitch. And you can't rap.

Azealia Banks does not want to be effed with — just ask Kreayshawn. After the recent Twitter feud between the young rappers, we thought we'd look back to some of the more memorable 140-character-or-less-bust-ups and and assess which party came out of the social media war victorious.

Azealia Banks vs Kreayshawn (January 2012)
How it started: Kreayshawn Tweeted a link to Azealia's '212' video. The link, however, originated from a porn website. At this, Azealia took offense. And so it unfolded...

Azealia Banks: @Kreayshawn you think you're funny? You're a dumb bitch. And you can't rap. I'll sit on your face. ... Fall back slut
Azealia Banks: This is how bitches wanna start the new year? They want their mics ate this early? Omfg. Why fuck with me tho? What have I ever said about you or done to you for that matter? Ok. Ok. I'm done. This is silly.
Kreayshawn: Huh? What did I do to you? I've been listening to your music all month. Strange. Stranger! [According to Digital Spy this Tweet was deleted]
Kreayshawn: Did I just get smashed on twitter because I was supporting a fellow female? I sure did... *confused*
Azealia Banks: whatever. Of All the things to rt, u rt something from pornhub. pick your fights more wisely. And when u do pick one don't switch it up once someone's at your neck.
Azealia Banks: you're always tryna be cute and funny but your not built for it. Really your (sic) not.
Azealia Banks: Ok. From now on I will no longer react to any shade thrown my way. Especially if said shade thrower is trying to be subliminal and sideways. Subliminal shots are #pussy .... And not the good kind.

Who won: Kreayshawn. (Although we do appreciate Azealia providing us with real-life modern day Cluelessesque retort, reminiscent of Tai's classic line to Cher, "You're a virgin, who can't drive".)

Chris Brown vs Frank Ocean + Tyler, The Creator + The Game (June 2011)
How it started: Chris Brown gave Frank Ocean a compliment (albeit strangely phrased) on his Twitter account. Ocean interpereted it as a backhanded diss and took offense. Eventually, The Game and king of title case Tyler, The Creator intervened.

Chris Brown: I fuck wit Frank Ocean! Reminds me of a young James Fauntleroy or Kevin Cossum.
Frank Ocean: i fucks wit chris brown, reminds me of a young sisqo or ike turner.
Frank Ocean: i just dont like underhanded comments. thats all im saying.
Chris Brown: @frank_ocean it was a compliment you bitch ass nigga. Everybody claim to be the devil till they meet him.
Chris Brown: Ain't no battery in my back! U just getting on ass niggas! Don't let them pills go to yo head!
Chris Brown: I was tryna help yo sales nigga. You fuckin clown! You and @fucktyler would be casted great for planet of the apes!
Tyler, The Creator: @chrisbrown What's Wrong Christopher? Amber Rose Stole Your Style Bro Bro?
Chris Brown: Ima shut up now! I ain't wit all this talking bullshit! I ain't hard to find. Y'all niggas know my face.
Tyler, The Creator: To All Of OFWGKTA, Stop Mentioning Christopher. He Needs To Go On A Time Out.......So How About Them Lakers?
Chris Brown: @fucktyler I never said one thing about y'all niggas and y'all started this!
Chris Brown: I was on fairfax yesterday and your so called posse was super quiet. Get better soldiers!
Chris Brown: To all my fans, I'm sorry these ignorant ass niggas got me down to their level.
Tyler, The Creator: @chrisbrown: "To all my fans, I'm sorry these ignorant ass niggas got me down to their level." No Christopher, You Went Down To Our "Level"
Chris Brown: @fucktyler thats what they told you? All that tells me is that u hangwit busters. It was 10 of them. No security.me and 2 relatives lol
Tyler, The Creator: @chrisbrown You're To Old To Be Putting LOL Christopher. But Forreal My Nigga.....Do You Like Soup? Like, Real Talk, You Act Like It.
The Game: @fucktyler the homie & @frankocean just starting what can be a long successful career.. Don't fuck it up by beefin'. FOCUS niggas, FOCUS!!
Tyler, The Creator: @thegame You're Right. One More Joke And I'm Done.
The Game: @chrisbrown focus on "YOU" blood. BEEF aint gettin n!iggas nowhere these days. All you do is LOSE, endorsements, appearances & oppurtunities.
Chris Brown: @thegame bro these niggas are frail.
The Game: & it's funny how all these people trying 2 instigate this "BEEF" on twitter & the same mothafuckas gone be calling you dumb for BEEFIN later
Tyler, The Creator: Anyway, I Gotta Take A Shit
Chris Brown: The world is crazy. Thee niggas talk shit, worship the devil and start shit wit me and I'm the bad guy? Fucking hilarious
Chris Brown: Y'all wanna know why I'm always in some shit? Becuz people continuously fuck wit you.
Tyler, The Creator: @thegame I'm Done Dude. Thanks.

Who won: Eventually, The Game intervened and went all conflict resolution on their asses. However — even though Ocean was the first to misunderstand Brown's Tweet, he kept quiet after that, making him the victor.

Cher vs Nicki Minaj's Twitter Army (November 2011)

How it started: Some random troll told Cher that one of Nicki Minaj's songs includes a diss to her. Cher, being the strong and self-assured superior being that she is, responded by basically saying she isn't bothered and the diss is water off a duck's back. Eventually, Minaj's Twitter army got involved.

@43antho: @cher did you know that bitch @NICKIMINAJ dissed you in her song DID IT ON EM
Cher: Ive seen lots of people come & go! No biggie !
Safaree *SB* Samuels: yo @cher listen to the words b4 you say dumb shit on twitter... do you know what a rap metaphore is??? TM is a cult you dont want it with!!
Jeffree Star: @cher well @NICKIMINAJ was giving you a shout out in her song, not dissing you... all love.
@MinajClone: Wow.thought we were more mature than this. like nicki didn't even diss you. listen to the song be
Cher: U R right Someone said I was dissed..I've been dissed b4,but instead of finding out... I just got defensive ! I should know better ! Dumb
Cher: What does that say about me? Insecure?Want 2b understood? What? RT@ people express love 2 u, you ignore them they express hate, u reply.WTF?
@BRITTANYWasHere: Metaphor yo @cher listen to the words b4 you say dumb shit
Cher: Gimme a fkn break ! Said i was dumb!
Nicki Minaj: @JeffreeStar lmaoooooooo thx boo! I can't! Like that's one of my have songs of all time!!!! Its called a METAPHOR!!!!!! Zzzamn zaddy!
NICKIMINAJ: @Cher @stopit5
Who won: Cher, because she's Cher.

M.I.A. vs. Lynn Hirschberg (November 2011)
How it started: Lynn Hirschberg wrote a piece for the New York Times claiming M.I.A. was a poser. M.I.A got "revenge" by posting the writer's phone number online and soliciting phonecalls.

M.I.A.: CALL ME IF YOU WANNA TALK TO ME ABOUT THE N Y T TRUTH ISSUE, ill b taking calls all day bitches ;)
Lynn Hirschberg: I don't think vengefully posting a writer's cell on Twitter is gangsta or even ouch. It's a childish & weak retort.

Who won: M.I.A. Although it was indeed "childish" to post Hirschberg's phone number for all Twits to see, the writer's piece on M.I.A. was pretty harsh.

Rihanna vs Ciara (February 2011)
How it started: Ciara mentioned during an appearance on E!'s Fashion Police that she had run into Rihanna at a party and it wasn't the most pleasant experience. Ciara said, "It's crazy, because I've always loved and respected what she's done in fashion. It wasn't the most pleasant run-in." Rihanna went on Twitter to respond.

Rihanna: My bad ci, did I 4get to tip u? #howrudeofme
Rihanna: U gangsta huh? Haaa
Ciara: Trust me Rihanna you don't want to see me on or off the stage.
Rihanna: Good luck with bookin that stage u speak of.
Ciara: Pure comedy...
Rihanna: Ciara baby, I love you girl! You hurt my feelings real bad on TV! I'm heartbroken! That's why I retaliated this way! So sorry! #letsmakeup
Ciara: Rhi u know its always been love since day 1! Doing shows/everything. you threw me off in that party! Apology accepted. Let?s chat in person.

Who won: Hard to say. What if Rihanna actually WAS rude to Ciara at that party? Plus, somehow (and this is scary) calling someone out on Twitter seems way harsher than doing it on television. But ultimately, Ciara started it and Rihanna was the first to back down and hashtag #letsmakeup. So, Rihanna.

Rihanna vs Jackie Magazine (December 2011)
How it started: Rihanna took to Twitter to respond (in slightly more than 140 characters) to an article in Dutch magazine Jackie which described her as "de ultieme niggabitch" (translates as "the ultimate nigga bitch"), implied that she was Jamaican (she is Barbadian) and referred to her "ghetto booty" and "porn heels".

Rihanna: I hope u can read english, because your magazine is a poor representation of the evolution of human rights! I find you disrespectful and rather desperate!! You ran out of legit, civilized information to print! There are 1000's of Dutch girls who would love to be recognized for their contributions to your country, you could have given them an article. Instead, u paid to print one degrading an entire race! That's your contribution to this world! To encourage segregation, to mislead the future leaders to act in the past! You put two words together, with the intent of abasement, that made no sense ... 'N---a Bitch'?!....Well with all respect, on behalf of my race, here are my two words for you ... F--- YOU!!!
Jackie Magazine (in press release): In the interest of Jackie Magazine and all involved she will leave her function as editor-in-chief effective immediately.
Eva Hoeke (in press release): I realize that my first reaction through Twitter, in which I indicated that it was a joke, has been an incomplete description of what me, and also the author of the article, meant. The term 'niggabitch' came from America and we solely used it to describe a style of dress. Because of the enormous pressure through social media I was tempted to promise amendment regarding the language in future issues of Jackie. Apart from that I also offered an rectification. I have now come to the conclusion that rectification is not the right solution. I regret that I have taken a stand too quickly regarding an article in Jackie - which moreover had no racial motive at its basis. Through the course of events, me and the publisher have concluded that because my credibility is now affected, it is better for all parties if I quit my function as editor-in-chief effective immediately. After putting my heart and soul into for Jackie for eight years, I realize that these errors - although not intented maliciously - are enough reason for leaving.
Read the full press release posted on the magazine's Facebook.

Who won: Rihanna. Publisher Yves Gijrath has since pretty much retracted Hoeke's apology, claiming they did "nothing wrong" and they will "not be silenced" — no retraction or apology has been printed in the magazine.

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Emily Royal

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