Monét X Change slams Azealia Banks after she accused RuPaul of plagiarism

Drag queen Monét X Change has lashed out at Azealia Banks – saying she owes her success to the LGBTQ+ community – after the controversial rapper accused RuPaul of “ripping off” one of her songs.

Banks took to Twitter on Saturday, claiming RuPaul’s “Call Me Mother” copies her track “The Big Big Beat,” which is taken from her 2016 mixtape Slay-Z. 

The outspoken music artist also blasted the drag icon in a series of strongly-worded tweets.


Now, Monét X Change, who stars on season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, has taken to Twitter to say she won’t be performing Banks’ music in the future.

The drag queen wrote: “I will no longer perform my Azealia Mix…EVER,” adding that Banks is “rotted TRASH.”

Banks responded to Monét X Change, tweeting: “Bitch your crotch is rotting and fermenting under that sour mildew ass girdle sus I do not give a goddamn.”

Azealia Banks performs live. (Photo by Cassandra Hannagan/Getty)

However, the rapper appears to have since deleted her Twitter account.

Monét X Change then replied: “Good one Azealia. Gotta love a tired bitch with preschool reads. Do you not realize that the LGBTQIA+ Community is the ONLY reason you have a career?

“The hetero community wasn’t checkin for yo ass before this debacle, and they won’t after. Obscurity is where you shall exist.”


Banks had previously told RuPaul on Twitter: “You will not step on my little black girl toes bitch. You will take your razor bumps and pumps to the nearest laser hair removal clinic and seethe.”

She claimed that “Call Me Mother” had been taken off Spotify, and would be “coming down very soon” from iTunes. The song is still currently available on the Apple platform.

RuPaul’s “Call Me Mother” and the 2017 album the track is taken from, called American, appear to be removed from Spotify. PinkNews has contacted Spotify for comment.

Banks also alleged that the drag icon had tried to contact her because she had started legal action over the song.

“Lol now that I’m filing claims RuPaul wants to reach out,” Banks wrote.

“But where was that energy when you were stealing my work and using me as inspiration for your campy ass television show? I’m disappointed in him first and foremost as a black person. He was supposed to have my back.”

Bank’s track “The Big Big Beat” itself features an uncredited sample of The Notorious B.I.G.’s voice.


Banks is well known for making loaded and contentious statements on her social media channels.

In January last year, the rapper said she “would love” to play at the then-President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.


She wrote on Facebook: “Saw the entertainment line for the inauguration it made me very upset. This is an EPIC moment in modern history and it should def be celebrated in style. I would love to perform at the inauguration.”


Banks was banned from Twitter in 2016 after comments she made about One Direction singer Zayn Malik – who she referred to as a “faggot,”, “sand nigga,” a “d**k rider” and a “paki.” Banks identifies herself as bisexual.

However, Banks, who has referred to the LGBT community as the ‘gay white KKK’ in the past, later said she will no longer say the word “faggot.”

She lost a string of bookings after the Malik row, and wrote on Facebook in June 2016: “OK, i’m never saying the word F****T ever again.

“The amount of people that get hurt when i use the word vs. the amount of people I’ve said it to are just not worth it. Honestly… This isn’t a cop out, its just me realising that words hurt.

“While I may be immune to every word and be thicker skinned than most, it doesn’t mean that I get to go around treating people with the same toughness that made my skin so thick.”

You can listen to both tracks in the videos below: