Azealia Banks dropped into Nicki Minaj‘s DMs to apologize for her recent “catty shit” Thursday night. After Banks sent over a few mini-paragraphs, Minaj responded with mutual admiration. “Not gonna lie,” Banks said when sharing screenshots of the resulting exchange on Instagram, “I cried a bit when she responded.”
“I really do enjoy your artistry and think you’re so intelligent and clever,” Banks said in her first message. “You have a really brilliant art mind and often times remind me a lot of myself.” Banks continued, clarifying that her decision to work with Safaree (on the track “Ain’t Know”) was “not in spite” and was instead due to industry pressure. “You have my word, that from here on out, I will never say any negative or catty things about you ever again,” Banks promised.
Minaj hit Banks back with a brief but grateful response. “You’re very talented & very smart,” she said. “Focus on what really matters from now on.” See the full exchange below.