Azealia Banks claims that RuPaul's song, "Call Me Mother," was copied from her track "The Big Big Beat." The singer also said that she had the track removed from Spotify.
"Call Me Mother" is featured on RuPaul's 2016 album American. "The Big Big Beat," on the other hand, is included in Banks' Slay-Z compilation, which was also released two years ago.
Azealia Banks Tweets About Alleged Rip Off
Last weekend, the 27-year-old singer posted a series of tweets slamming RuPaul. Banks also revealed that RuPaul tried to reach out to her after she made the infringement claims.
"But where was that energy when you were stealing my work and using me as inspiration for your campy a** television show? I'm disappointed in him first and foremost as a black person. He was supposed to have my back," wrote Banks.
In a follow-up post, the "Van Vogue" singer revealed that Spotify agreed with her that "Call Me Mother" was copied from "The Big Big Beat" that is why the company removed it from its streaming platform. Apple, on the other hand, was still litigating at the time of her post.
According to Billboard, "Call Me Mother" is still being played on Apple Music, iTunes, TIDAL, and Pandora.
Azealia Banks Slams Cardi B
Last month, Banks also made headlines following her controversial comments about Cardi B. The singer previously called the "Bodak Yellow" songstress an "illiterate untalented rat."
"I feel like the conversation surrounding black women's culture maybe two years ago was reaching an all-time high. We were really discussing our power amongst ourselves. Beyoncé came out with Lemonade and there was just this really intelligent conversation going on nationally. And then there was just like Cardi B," said Banks.
The singer called out Cardi B for misspelling her words on social media. She said that if Nicki Minaj made the glaring errors, fans and critics would have slammed her immediately.
Singer's Music Career
Banks first gained popularity in 2008 after she released her songs via Myspace. At the age of 17, she was signed to XL Recordings. Years later, she signed with Interscope and Polydor Records.
Some of her most popular songs are "212," "Anna Wintour," "Ice Princess," "Liquorice," "Chasing Time," "Heavy Metal and Reflective," "ATM Jam," "Escapades," "Chi Chi," "Jumanji," "Movin' On Up," "BBD," "Luxury," "Soda," "Yung Rapunxel," "Miss Amor," "1991," "Gimme a Chance," and "Miss Camaraderie."