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04/06/2018 13:06 BST | Updated 04/06/2018 13:08 BST

Azealia Banks Claims Spotify Removed RuPaul Album Due To Her Plagiarism Claim

'He was supposed to have my back.'

Azealia Banks has accused RuPaul of plagiarism, tweeting that the drag icon’s track ‘Call Me Mother’ is a “rip-off” of her song ‘The Big Big Beat’.

Tweets sent from Azealia’s account - which remains unverified following her bust-up with Twitter - also allege that Spotify pulled Ru’s album ‘American’ because of her plagiarism claim.

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Azealia and RuPaul 

The first tweet reads: “I got rupauls ripoff of the big big beat .. “call me mother” removed. You will not step on my little black girl toes bitch. You will take your razor bumps and pumps to the nearest laser hair removal clinic and see the @RuPaul BYE UGLY!” [sic]

“Lol now that I’m filing claims RuPaul wants to reach out,” the tweets continue. “But where was that energy when you were stealing my work and using me as inspiration for your campy ass television show?

“I’m disappointed in him first and foremost as a black person. He was supposed to have my back. But he went with popular white gay sentiment and felt like I was disposable enough to steal from and discard. Fuck him.” [sic]

‘American’ remains available to stream on Tidal and Apple Music. HuffPost UK has contacted representatives for Spotify and RuPaul for comment.

‘The Big Big Beat’ was featured on Azealia’s second mixtape, the 2016 release ‘Slay-Z’.

‘Call Me Mother’ is the sixth track on ‘American’, RuPaul’s eleventh studio album, which was debuted in late March 2017. 

Listen to both tracks below:

And here’s RuPaul’s:

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