Azealia Banks defends Cara Delevingne amid Megan Thee stallion controversy

Azealia Banks has defended Cara Delevingne after video footage of the model pretending to lick her leg as she performed on stage recently resurfaced – as well as clips of Megan Thee Stallion’s crushing red carpet moment.

In one video, Banks, 30, was seen performing her hit song “212.” The Real Housewives of New York City Star Leah McSweeney’s Halloween party last year, when Delevingne, 29, pretended to lick the rapper’s entire body.

As Banks performed the closing lines of her song at New York hotspot The Box, Delevingne could be seen on her knees, tongue out, playfully working her way up until she was standing next to the musician.

According to Page Six, Banks hugged Delevingne at the end of her performance.

Azealia Banks, Cara Delevingne, Megan Thee Stallion
Azealia Banks (L) has spoken out in defense of Cara Delevingne (C) after footage of the model breaking down Megan Thee Stallion’s (R) grand arrival at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards went viral and sparked confusion among fans.
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The clip appeared to have been shared in response to footage from Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards, where Delevingne was caught on camera crashing Megan’s big arrival at the star-studded event as she posed for photographers.

In clips shared on TikTok and Instagram, Delevingne joined Megan, full name Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, on the carpet, where she tossed the train of the rapper skirt to add dramatic flair to her photos.

Megan was seen laughing as Delevingne threw the train in the air a second time.

Video footage was also included following the Billboard Music Awards recirculated by Delevingne and Megan at Cardi B’s Met Gala afterparty earlier this month in New York City.

In the clip, the stars were seen on the dance floor together before Delevingne approached what appeared to be something to say to the rapper, prompting Megan to hold her back.

As the clips became talking points in recent days, one fan asked Banks on her new Twitter account late Thursday to “speak about Cara’s obsession with black women.”

In response, Banks said, “Cara is not obsessed with […] black women. It’s this upper layer of English society, full of fake whites and jealous white hoes who were never as charismatic as they were, who formed fake friendships and tried to sabotage her in every direction she moved.”

After claiming that Delevingne’s sister Poppy Delevingne helped make the model feel “sad and lonely” by making “clean” comments, Banks continued, “I always remember that Cara was literally 4 years completely alone traveled the world.

“A lot of English society/media took advantage of that and there were many times I’d just hide Cara in my flat for days to make sure she got some deep sleep and some real food and wasn’t just kicked out as the wolves like that” , continued the “Anna Wintour” hitmaker.

“Everybody’s always wanted to use Cara for whatever they could get from her, and luckily for her — none of them got anything substantial,” she said.

Banks added, “Deep down, I could tell that she (like me) was so used to being told she was a bad person that she started believing those things about herself and distanced herself from her to solve [way] to please people who saw them as an easy route to some influence in fashion/British society…anything they fiddled with in the grand scheme of things.

Discussing the time she spent behind closed doors with her friend, the musician concluded, “Cara and I just did normal stuff like dressing up as mermaids, smoking joints and napping. This is my girl through and through.”

Despite the speculation and ribbing among fans on social media, Delevingne and Megan appear to be on friendly terms as they attended the Billboard Music Awards together and were shown sitting next to each other at the Las Vegas show.

Cara Delevingne and Azealia Banks
In a lengthy Twitter thread, Azealia Banks wrote about her friendship with Cara Delevingne. Banks and Delevingne are pictured attending the Mulberry Firepit Party at Coachella in Parker Palm Springs on April 13, 2012 in Palm Springs, California.
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