Azealia Banks claims RuPaul plagiarised her song 'The Big Beat' on his album American

The 'Drag Race' star's record is no longer available for streaming on Spotify

Ilana Kaplan
Monday 04 June 2018 15:21
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Azealia Banks accuses RuPaul of plagiarism.
Azealia Banks accuses RuPaul of plagiarism.

Singer Azealia Banks has accused Drag Race star RuPaul of plagiarising her song "The Big Beat" on his 2017 album American.

Banks claims that RuPaul plagiarised her music on his track "Call Me Mother," which subsequently led to the removal of his record from Spotify.

On Saturday, the singer unleashed several impassioned tweets accusing RuPaul of ripping off "The Big Beat."

"Lol I got rupauls ripoff of the big beat... "call me mother" removed. You will not step on my little black girl toes b****. You will take your razor bumps and pumps to the nearest laser hair removal clinic and seethe. @RuPaul BYE UGLY", Banks wrote on Twitter.

The 27-year-old musician then alleged that RuPaul contacted her only after she had filed claims against him.

"Lol now that I’m filing claims RuPaul wants to reach out," Banks tweeted. "But where was that energy when you were stealing my work and using me as inspiration for your campy a** television show? I’m disappointed in him first and foremost as a black person. He was supposed to have my back."

This isn't the first controversy Banks has been involved in this year.

Banks had gotten into a heated argument with Stefflon Don after she called Cardi B a "caricature of a black woman."

American is no longer available on the streaming platform, but can still be accessed on iTunes, Apple Music, TIDAL and Pandora.

While Spotify has not yet made a statement about the situation, they are known for removing music when there is an investigation surrounding it.

The Independent has contacted RuPaul for comment.

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