Angel Haze doing her hair in our house before performing with Bastille
This weekend ninety-one thousand people made the pilgrimage to the desert for Coachella. It’s almost too much to handle. On Thursday and Friday we hit every party we could, starting with Tillys x Dickies desert lounge at the Ace Hotel, then headed to the This Is A Love Song house for an after hours, woke up and chilled at HAIM’s house to meet up with our friend Angel Haze while she got ready for her debut Coachella performance with Bastille, saw emo favs AFI before going to soho house for the Elle party with Ireland Baldwin, then came back to see The Knife’s freaky performance art and Outkast’s return performance. But whether you’re at a chic event, chilling at a pool, or seeing your fav bands, it’s all about who you’re with and who you love.
May Kwok at the Ace Hotel Dickies party
The Kin performing at Dickies x Tilly’s desert lounge
Extreme selfie with the designers of This is a Love Song & Sydney Reising
After Party at This is a Love Song’s Palm Springs house
Our view from our Indio house
Me in our pool
Coachella art installations
Ireland Baldwin and John Tuite sharing a ringpop on our way to the Elle party
David-Simon Dayan and Ireland Baldwin at the Elle party
Last week the Internet rolled its eyes at rappers Azealia Banks and Angel Haze and their sparring diss tracks. Kids today! In short order, Perez Hilton interjected himself into the debate and Banks lashed out, calling the openly gay blogger a "faggot" and asking him "does your butthole whistle?"
It seems like Banks was simply provoked by some finger-wagging postspublished on Perez Hilton which chastised the two women for their "bickering" and "beef."
Banks responded with tweets — which looks like it has been deleted:
@PerezHilton does your butthole whistle? Like is your butthole so stretched and raggedy the air whistles when you move?"
"omg u should just kill yourself… Like for real. lol what a messy f–got you are."
When other Twitter users rightly freaked out on Banks for her use of gay slurs, she got defensive and bullshitty, claiming that "faggot" isn’t really a gay slur. It’s a slightly-more-okay-somehow sexist slur! She tweeted:
A faggot is not a homosexual male. A faggot is any male who acts like a female. There’s a BIG difference.
There are few turns of phrases that make me feel old than "Twitter beef," but it is so: hip-hop starlets Azealia Banks and Angel Haze were caught feuding online this week after Banks suggested that one cannot claim to be a New Yorker if one was not born in New York. I call myself a New Yorker, despite being born in Virginia, but I kept pretty quiet for fear of an all-caps response from Banks. I don’t want to be in a Twitter beef with Azealia Banks! Angel Haze, whose song "New York" includes the line "I run New York," despite her Michigan upbringing. Rappers are always on edge about these sorts of things. Naturally, the two of them spent the better part of Wednesday afternoon shit-talking each other.
Rather than letting this feud curtail her artistic endeavors, Angel Haze dropped a diss track called "On The Edge," which allows Haze room to spit enough insults ("Bitch put an album out / I think my album’s more done than yours and I just started a week ago" is a good sample) to keep me waiting for Banks’s response. Also, I should really figure out how to use GarageBand the next time someone pisses me offline, because making my own diss track sounds more fun than just blocking them.
Update: Because the internet waits for no man, Azealia Banks has already released her rebuttal. This is what happens when you take your lunch break in between writing a post and actually scheduling it to publish online. Lesson learned, ladies!