AceShowbiz - Rapper Azealia Banks has ramped up her war of words with Nicki Minaj after criticising her for working with troubled rapper 6ix9ine a.k.a. Tekashi69.
The Anaconda hitmaker recently collaborated with the controversial rap star on the track FEFE, and revealed earlier this week that he will be joining herself and Future on their co-headlining 2018 tour - and the news has irked outspoken Banks.
She has taken aim at Minaj via Twitter, revealing she is disgusted the rapper would work with Tekashi69 after he pleaded guilty to one felony count of use of a child in a sexual performance in 2015.
"Too much for me. I'm deleting my barb card (fan) membership. She is officially over," Banks wrote. "Pedophilia is absolutely gross and evil. Anyone who supports that s**t is a lunatic".
Pedophilia is absolutely gross and evil. Anyone who supports that shit is a lunatic.— AZEALIA BANKS (@CHEAPYX0) July 24, 2018
"I'm sorry," she adds. "Dude gets convicted and you're still trying to help him out of it? That is very dark".
I'm sorry. Dude gets convicted and you ’re still trying to help him out of it? That is very dark.— AZEALIA BANKS (@CHEAPYX0) July 24, 2018
Banks previously feuded with Minaj on social media, and earlier this month she reignited their row by criticising Minaj's appearance in her Bed video, in which the rapper dresses up as a mermaid.
"Your hips and booty too big for that mermaid tail lol (laugh out loud)," Azealia wrote in a since-deleted tweet. "She tried it tho (sic)... that's cute".
Many fans thought the feud between Banks and Nicki was over when the 212 rapper apologised to Minaj for being "catty" last year (17).
"Hey, I'm not sure if you will see this but I want to apologize for whatever catty s**t I've said to and or about you in the past," she wrote. "I really do enjoy your artistry and think you're so intelligent and clever. You have a really brilliant art mind and often times remind me a lot of myself (sic).
"Now that I'm growing up I'm realizing a lot about what it means to be a strong woman and you've showed nothing but strength and perseverance from day one".
Tekashi69 has since insisted he had no idea the naked 13 year old he fooled around with in a viral video was a minor.
He's currently in legal hot water again after allegedly choking a teenager at a Houston, Texas mall. He spent a night behind bars at New York's Rikers Island prison following his arrest earlier this month, but has since been granted bail.