Erica Banks has social media in a frenzy after a video of her body shaming went viral. On Tuesday, Banks details the type of friends she likes to go clubbing with, stating they have to have a certain “aesthetic.”
“A certain type of look, if she don’t look how I want her to look, physically, I don’t want her to come,” the “Buss It” rapper said about going out with her crew. “Because the look of everything is so important to me. If she ain’t thick enough, no. Hair not did good enough? Nope. Can’t dress? Nope. Skinny? Nope! [laughs].”
The video is from her Instagram close friend and wasn’t supposed to be seen by the rest of the world. However, now that the world has seen it, some of them are unhappy with her “mean girl” comments. Some people took to Twitter to share their opinions on the video.
Erica banks is a birdbrain but that is how most of our NEW generation thinks! NOTHING IS GENUINE ANYMORE, people would rather be around you based off of HOW YOU LOOK and what you wear than WHAT YOUR HEART IS & how YOIR MIND THINKS! LOVE ME FOR ME!!!!
— KAYBAE (@calichanell) September 20, 2022
Erica banks is further proof that them bbls make y’all shallow af, remedial, and a poster child for amnesia … how quickly they forget, if you got surgery on your body and somebody else’s physical appearance STILL bothers you THAT much that you have to unfriend them, SEEK HELP🥲
— LAÍ•NÓNDO (@muvablue) September 19, 2022
While some people are bothered by her “requirements,” others believe that many other women share the same views on the subject.
y’all be thinking just like erica banks. y’all just don’t say it out loud.
— AMERICA’S PROBLEM (@FUCCl) September 20, 2022
Erica Banks saying she only wants to go out with women who look a certain way is not surprising to me. A lot of women feel that way. That’s why y’all don’t be having real friends just an aesthetic lol.
— Yung M (@nottewmuch) September 20, 2022
In the hours since the backlash began to circulate, the rapper started clarifying her comments and clapping back at people accusing her of body shaming after becoming a viral sensation and getting her body done earlier this year.
“But before you became a rapper with money and your body done, who [the f*ck] were you before?” one Twitter user wrote to Banks. “Better humble ya self love.”
The 23-year-old took no time in firing back, quote tweeting the hater with “I was still Erica Banks, dumb bitch,” minutes later. “A BBL doesn’t solidify who I am, and I can hang out with who I choose.”
In another tweet shared this morning, Banks doubled down on her comments in the initial video. “Lastly, I love my skinny/smaller women with a passion. Let’s not get it misconstrued. However, when I go to the CLUB, I want thick bitches shaking ass everywhere! That’s my vibe.”
“There are even skinny women in my music videos, most hand-picked by me, so stop it,” she responded.
Lastly, I love my skinny/smaller women with a passion. Let’s not get it misconstrued. However, when I go to the CLUB, I want thick bitches shakin ass everywhere! That’s my vibe.
There are even skinny women in my music videos, most hand picked by me, so stop it.
— FLOW QUEEN (@realericabanks) September 20, 2022