Azealia Banks accuses RuPaul of plagiarizing her song ‘The Big Big Beat’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Azealia Banks has claimed Spotify removed RuPaul’s album “American” from its streaming service due to Banks alleging that RuPaul plagiarized her song “The Big Big Beat” on his song “Call Me Mother.”

“Lol I got rupauls ripoff of the big big beat .. ‘call me mother’ removed. You will not step on my little black girl toes bitch. You will take your razor bumps and pumps to the nearest laser hair removal clinic and seethe. @RuPaul BYE UGLY!” Banks tweeted.

“Lol now that I’m filing claims RuPaul wants to reach out. But where was that energy when you were stealing my work and using me as inspiration for your campy ass television show? I’m disappointed in him first and foremost as a black person. He was supposed to have my back,” she continued. “But he went with popular white gay sentiment and felt like I was disposable enough to steal from and discard. Fuck him.”

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RuPaul’s “American” album was removed from Spotify over the weekend but was still available for streaming on iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal and Pandora. However, Spotify has now put “American” back on its platform.

Banks said on Twitter that “American” would be removed from Apple Music “very soon.”

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