Azealia Banks vs. Angel Haze: 2013’s First Beef

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Welcome everyone to the first beef of 2013. It started with a tweet by Azealia Banks, proclaiming, "Seriously, if you were not born and raised in NY ... DON'T CLAIM NY. YOU ARE NOT A NEW YORKER." Buzzy rapper (though less buzzy than Banks) Angel Haze took that as a slight against her and in response tweeted the track "On The Edge" at Banks. To which Banks responded this morning and recorded "No Problems," which she said wasn't "even really a diss anymore ... just straight fly uptown NYC shit" but it sure sounds like a diss. Then this afternoon, Haze released "Shut the Fuck Up," which is 100 percent a diss track. And that's just the songs, there have been plenty of tweets on both sides. This all happened in barely 24 hours. Listen to all three songs below — it's just getting started.