While appearing on The Breakfast Club radio show, the always-outspoken Azealia called the mom-to-be a "illiterate, untalented rat" and that she is a "caricature of a black woman". "If Nicki Minaj spelled like that, we would be ragging on her all day", she added.
Cardi answered Banks' statements via a post on Instagram but made a decision to completely take down her account afterward.
While the soon-to-be mother has yet to reveal why she deleted her Instagram account and turned her Twitter account private, she revealed in her previous post, as reported by E! I did not choose to be famous people choose me!
Yet, her rise does say something about what mainstream society chooses to extract from The Culture.
Cardi then responded in kind, defending herself against Azealia's claims before deleting her Instagram account entirely.
Cardi B also references Banks' own past with skin bleaching, arguing that the rapper takes her own issues with race out by "taking joy in belittling over black women", referencing previous feuds with Beyoncé, Remy Ma and Rihanna. She also pointed to Cardi B's success as a low point of female artistry, marking Beyonce's Lemonade as a peak.
On Sunday, a video surfaced on social media showing Cardi B inside a store and a group of fans outside yelling at her to come outside.
We, however, will still be left with uncomfortable questions about how America cherry picks from our Black celebrities and why certain artists can "be themselves" and make money while others, who don't play easily into stereotypes or tropes are ethered or, in Banks' case, ignored.