Fans Accuse DUA LIPA & SILK CITY Of Copying AZEALIA BANK's "Anna Wintour" Video
We can only expect the best bangers from Dua Lipa whether its her own or a collaborative effort. Yesterday, her latest release "Electricity" with Silk City—a joint project by Mark Ronson and Diplo—got us dancing along to its pulsating dance beat.
However, the British pop star and the EDM duo faces criticisms from fans who pointed out that the visuals for the said track had been ripped off from Azealia Bank's vid for "Anna Wintour."
I don't even stan Azealia anymore and have Dua's album beside me as we speak, but if we're gonna be real... Electricity is a COMPLETE rip-off of Anna Wintour, visuals and all— Donnie 💅 (@DannyTeamMinaj) September 7, 2018
Damn white woman couldn’t give Anna Wintour video 12 months before she scratched off Azealia Banks and stuck a “Dua Lipa” sticker over it. https://t.co/C7A0bBoIRi— Ravens (@BritBratAlexis) September 6, 2018
I’m just going to say this and say this ONCE... Azealia Banks is problematic yes, but Dua Lipa done copied the concept of her Anna Wintour video and we all cool with that ... is that so ? Okay ...— SΔΠITΨ (@N_Kar_El) September 7, 2018
Dua Lipa copied the ‘Anna Wintour’ video down to the fucking short cut. And y’all wonder why Azealia gets upset. pic.twitter.com/k0k7boZdaG— safa. (@__glitterDICK) September 6, 2018
holy shit the new dua lipa video is literally the anna wintour video except its dark and w a white girl. how sad— PINK NOISE OUT NOW! (@b0ysim) September 6, 2018
Dua Lipa’s “Electricity” meeting Azealia’s “Anna Wintour” pic.twitter.com/uPsNunkRc1— K. (@Krischievous) September 6, 2018
someone needs to put the anna wintour audio over the new dua lipa MV— MAURI (@MauriLerma) September 7, 2018
The American rapper acknowledged her fans' observation and shared a series of tweets. In one tweet, Azealia opened up the possibility of a collaboration with the 23-year-old hitmaker. "I def love her style and music," she wrote. Your move, Dua!
She seems like a nice girl too. I want to reach out to her and see if she’s down.— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKSNYC) September 6, 2018
However, in just a few beats, Azealia changed course and ranted about how artists treat her like shit. "The worst is when artists draw inspiration from my art then decide they’re too good to collaborate with me or acknowledge me," she wrote before adding that these same people know "they can’t beat me in the studio, so they beat me with their budgets."
And then I can’t stand being made fun of for feeling ignored and unappreciated.— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKSNYC) September 6, 2018
Clearly they want to be associated with my cool art if they keep copying it. My art is Me. At this point , I’m sure it’s because they sort of understand that they can’t beat me in the studio, so they beat me with their budgets. https://t.co/XeRLV2zPfH— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKSNYC) September 6, 2018
If you haven't seen "Anna Wintour" yet, watch the vid below and tell us what you think!