Azealia Banks Slams Rihanna’s ‘Work’ Music Video

Azealia Banks Slams Rihanna’s ‘Work’ Music Video
Rihanna in Singapore 2013. suran2007 / Wikimedia Commons CC BY 2.0

Rapper Azealia Banks stirred up a controversy on Twitter regarding the new music video of Grammy Award winner Rihanna, “Work.”


It has been said that Azealia Banks quickly removed her tweet; however, based on a screenshot grabbed by Twitter user Pop Crave, Banks posted, “Work video reminds me of baby boy video with Sean Paul except not as fly.”

Azealia Banks, the artist behind the recently unleashed track The Big Big Beat, also uttered words in a series of tweets about how the music industry is lacking strong features. The comments may have been directed toward Rihanna as well.

“All these popping divas doing the LEAST and the music are boring. Get these artists a coffee and a pair of boxing gloves.”

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Azealia Banks is no stranger to controversy on Twitter, and Banks frequently make her opinions trend on social media. And these tweets of Azealia Banks haven’t been deleted.

However, according to CBC, earlier this month, Canadian rapper Drake collaborated with Rihanna on the music video in Toronto. On Friday, Rihanna unleashed a brief extract of the video shot under tight wraps in the restaurant.

Toronto’s Riverdale restaurant, where the Hotline Bling singer often visits, was closed for a day and a half to accommodate the shoot. Lily Pottinger, who co-owns the spot with her husband, said their restaurant was decorated to look like a club and several of the dancers were from Riverdale.

Pottinger stated, “He really looks out for his Toronto people.”

The full music video Work is slated to release on Monday.