Grimes has reignited her feud with Azealia Banks over the weekend, saying their 2018 beef was the inspiration for her unreleased song “100% Tragedy,” which she played as part of her virtual set at the Splendour XR music festival.
In a Discord chat accompanying her set, Grimes revealed “This song is about having to defeat azealia banks when she tried to destroy my life.”
As Yahoo! Entertainment notes, three years ago the duo was supposedly working on a song together for the rapper’s upcoming album Fantasea II: The Second Wave when Banks posted on social media that she was at Grimes’ boyfriend “Elon Musk’s house alone for days waiting for Grimes.”
In a series of posts from 2018, the rapper also called Musk a “trash a– beta male pig,” a “beta male who took steroids and got hair plugs to convince himself he was alpha” and “not cute at all in person.” The 30-year-old rapper called Grimes a “dirty-sneaker-inbred-out of the woods-Pabst beer p—- methhead-junkie” and “an idiot.”
Banks alleged that also said that Musk’s tweet at the time about stocks for his company Tesla was made while he was on acid. A group of Tesla investors sued Tesla and Musk over the tweet and proposed to subpoena Banks.
Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 7, 2018
The “212” rapper apparently heard about Grimes’ latest comments and slammed the singer in her Instagram Stories.
“So you go make a bootleg @inna song about it. Yikes,” she wrote. “Grimes def has some psychosexual obsession with me. i think it’s bitterness cuz she doesn’t have the musical capacity i have. everything she does is out of pretentiousness and it comes out like that … while everything i do is out of natural swag & geniusness lmaoo. Starting to notice all the weird undercover millennial racists hide out on discord.”
On Sunday (July 25), Banks also posted and soon deleted a Story that said “really thought I did you a favor by not responding to that subpoena….., i just May happen to have all those extra texts/screenshots/evidence Laying around somewhere………….”