In a recent Elle Canada interview, Iggy Azalea reconfirmed her relationship status with Azealia Banks. The move was bound to stir something up: "If I could, I would Men in Black memory-erase 2015 ... I think the Azealia Banks thing is what really started it all," Iggy said, referencing a rough year in her history of hip-hop controversy. "We don’t like each other on a personal level, and that has gone on for many years — before the Black Lives Matter incident happened ... I still hate Azealia Banks." Sure enough, the public mentioning of Banks's name got her going.
No one is talking about u so u choose to mention me.... Wrong move hoe.— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) March 2, 2016
Mentioning me is the only thing that will get you attention. Because ur music and nose job are trash— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) March 2, 2016
I'm about to take my pettiness to a whole new level.— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) March 2, 2016
What followed late Tuesday night was "Used to Being Alone," Banks's latest single and musical mic drop.
I KNOW YOU CARE.— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) March 2, 2016
As has been pointed out, the song sounds semi-familiar because it features the Tony Igy sample used in Iggy Azalea's "My World." It might not be the Meek-Drake-style dis track for which you were hoping — "Alone" plays more as a heartbroken dance jam, one that's notably used as an opportunity for Banks to flex her vocals — but the hijacked background still takes the rappers' beef to new territory. Listen below:
"Alone" comes on the heels of "The Big Big Beat," and, as Banks mentioned, is likely an indication that her Slay-Z mixtape is coming very, very soon:
No, like next 9 days kind of asap LOL https://t.co/Oas1ckNFrd— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) March 2, 2016
But it turns out Iggy also has a special March release planned:
#TEAM will be released March 21st! 🙌🏻— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) March 2, 2016