Five years ago, Lil' Kim was supposed to do a guest feature on an Azealia Banks record, but got offended when Azealia sent her a guide verse.
Azealia tweeted this five years ago:"Okay so true tea is that Lil Kim got mad that I wrote a verse for her on a record I wanted her on. Everyone knows Lil Kim doesn’t write her own raps and I saw this as a faster more efficient way of getting the track done."
After hearing Kim's new buzz single, Took Us A Break, she reached out to Kim on Instagram:
"I've wanted to make music with you for so many years Kim. I have so much vision about Kim x Europa x Fashion, you were the first female rapper to merge fashion and hip hop and you have so many fashion fans who know you are the mother of the whole female rapper fashion thing. Apologies if when I sent you that verse you thought I was trying to write for you - I wasn't! I only sent the reference because I wanted to map the song out and it was literally me doing what I thought you would sound like in that section, I only put it in there so there wouldn't be a blank space and you could understand the structure of the song when I sent it :( ... the girls love and adore you, I still adore you. I hope one day we can can link in person and straighten things out because I was so confused and heartbroken when our collab fell thru. If nothing else, just know that I never meant to throw shade with Van Vogue...I was just young and excited...I hope this note finds you in good spirits. XX -AB"
"omg Azealia !! That was so sweet of you, and the things you said about me a couple of months ago was so beautiful and actual facts. I'm so proud of your constant attempt at growth! And let me just say, I don't think you know how much I love love love "212" still til this day. I've always wanted to tell you that you are so talented! I'm sure our paths will cross again. Sealed with a 💋"