Lana Del Rey And Azealia Banks Get Into It On Twitter

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“I won’t not fuck you the fuck up”

Lana Del Rey hasn’t responded too kindly to Azealia Banks criticizing her for calling out Kanye West.

Last week, Del Rey commented on West’s MAGA hat post on Instagram, in which he recommends abolishing the 13th amendment, noting that he needs an intervention and that he suffers from the same narcissistic tendencies as the president. Banks, seemingly uninvited to the conversation, then turned the tables on Del Rey for collaborating with ASAP Rocky “who has physically assaulted women too,” and for pretending to be an ally. 

Yesterday, Del Rey responded to Banks, not by defending herself or Rocky, but by inviting Banks to fight. “U know the addy. Pull up anytime,” Del Rey wrote to Banks on Twitter. “Say it to my face. But if I were you- I wouldn’t.” She added: “I won’t not fuck you the fuck up. Period.” Del Rey then went on to make some non-threatening comments, writing: “u coulda been the greatest female rapper alive but u blew it. dont take it out on the only person who had ur back.”

As could be expected—this is Banks, after all—the rapper responded by bashing Del Rey’s appearance, tweeting: “First, we need her to call the surgeon who did her pointy Michael Jackson nose and ask for some kybella for those chicken patties!!” Banks continued: “Next we need her to head over to Instagram and invest in some @FlatTummyCo lollipops and a $20 waist trainer!” Del Rey replied: “I’ll send you my surgeon’s number and a good psychiatrist I know in LA—your psych meds aren’t working #uneedanewcocktail."

After Banks brought up suing Del Rey for threatening her, she responded with: “Tell him it’s a promise not a threat.” 

Later in the night, Banks took to her Instagram stories to “unpack” the situation. You can listen to some of it below, if you want. 

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I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.