Seasoned rapper-slash-actress Eve has spoken in the battle between Azealia Banks and Iggy Azalea…
In a recent interview with The Women of Hip-Hop, Eve shared her thoughts on the two newbie, expressing favoritism in Banks. The Philly-bred artist also spoke about who she’d like to collab with, and Nicki Minaj’s career as it relates to Lil Kim. Eve plans to release a “well-rounded” song at the end of the month as a segue into her music comeback.
On Azealia Banks vs. Iggy Azalea
“I like Azealia Banks. I think her style is dope. If you listen to her lyrics, she knows how to wordplay and I think that’s cute. I’m not really into the Iggy Azalea chick. I can’t really f*ck with her music, but her look is crazy. I just can’t believe it.”
On female rappers she’d like to team up with
“I would definitely have to get Missy [Elliott]. I would definitely have to do Kim ’cause I never got to do a record with Kim. Azealia Banks, I like her. A lot of people want me to hate on Nicki and say crazy things about her. I ain’t got nothing to say about her. Until somebody names me by name, then I don’t feel like nobody [is talking] about me. I wouldn’t have a problem putting her on a record.”
On Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj
“It’s not about publicity. It’s about wanting that respect. I think maybe that’s where Kim is coming from, like, you’re doing your thing right now and no one can take that away from you, Nicki—we all see it—but at the end of the day, if it wasn’t for Kim, she wouldn’t be here and that shit is real.”