Azealia Banks vs. Freddy Hefner: Coincidence or Copycatting? (You Be the Judge!)

We’ll be honest, we recently hopped on the Azaelia Banks bandwagon.  But it has come to our attention that the Harlem rapper may have been influenced by another female rapper, Freddy Hefner, out of Los Angeles, California.

Hefner, who currently resides in New York, released an EP on Halloween of 2011 that featured a song titled “Rapunzel” and often refers to herself as a mermaid; her fans as the “Mermaid Gang.”  Around the time that Hefner’s EP was released, Azaelia Banks became infatuated with long hair, referring to herself as Rapunzel and a Mermaid via twitter.

 

And we couldn’t help but notice Freddy’s stuck out tongue either, another signature style associated with Azealia.

The young Harlem rapper is known for keeping an eye on her competition—starting beef with Austrailian rapper Iggy Azalea after her XXL magazine cover shoot.  So is it possible that Banks had been watching Hefner as well?

 

What do you think StyleBlazers, is it coincidence or copycatting?

 

 

-Neijah Williams

 

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Comments

  • Bella

    No, it’s just a coincidence. You guys are being waaaaaaay to thirsty with this story.

    • Bella

      *too

    • Jenn222012

      Someone seems offended…

      Anywho, I could see if it was just one thing in common…but three is a hell of a lot! At least there are more female rappers popping up these days

      • Bella

        No boo-boo, not offended. Just tired of articles trying to stir up drama or making a big deal out of nothing. Judging from the pics, Azealia isn’t really posing any differently from most female performers, which is why I’m wondering why SB would post such an article. Maybe it was a slow news day.

  • Trisha_B

    Not a fan off Azealia Banks. She has a bad attitude. She feels she entitled to everything & when she doesn’t get her way its a problem. 

  • Foolio

    Coincidence that doesn’t even matter, azealia is way more talented and deserves 2 win regardless of a look, compare their music next time, Fred would be lucky to be compared

  • Dorightbyme

    Ummm Azealia is ugly as sh*t. Her songs are ok..She wants to be more appealing off of someone else’s way of life. Regardless if u like Freddy or not, banks is weak for that. And Freddy music is fire in my opinion.

  • XMARKSTHESPOT

    WOW..JUST PEEPED THIS…ITS SO APPARENT A. BANKS JACKED THIS BEAUTIFUL YOUNG LADY’S STYLE AND SWAG…BUT THAT’S THE GAME..U GOTTA BOUNCE BACK HARDER..WHICH IM SURE SHE WILL DO…TEN FOLD

  • BrooklynDiva

    Hahahah…sorry wants some originality google female rapper SANTA and check out Pandemonium #Im-just-sayin#

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NHALVLPAXIL4OLIJHYA2M5IASI j

    I was just on another blog and found out about Freddy in the comments section of a post about Azealia…lol! I’m diggin’ ‘em both. Luckily their music styles are different enough for me to be able to appreciate both. However, I might have to give Mz. Banks the side-eye cause the mermaid and rapunzel/rapunxel things are waaayyy to similar.