Both Lady GaGa and Azealia Banks aren't strangers to attention-grabbing songs, so it come as little surprise that the two might be teaming up for something. The collaboration was first hinted at via an exchange of tweets, which you can read below:
When Mother Monster calls ..........— ♥ YUNG RAPUNXEL ♥ (@AZEALIABANKS) August 21, 2012
@azealiabanks can you make "99 Problems" my ring tone for when I call you, and then shout BITCH AINT ONE at me when you pick up?— Lady GaGa (@ladygaga) August 21, 2012
Talking to Lady GaGa on tha twitta.... NBD.— ♥ YUNG RAPUNXEL ♥ (@AZEALIABANKS) August 21, 2012
Apparently, Gaga called Banks and the two chatted about working together on an unspecified project. Banks herself has no qualms with looking outside the rap world for inspiration, stating:
"You rap game rap niggers, you stupid like, closed-minded not-ready-to-progress-with-culture people can stay where you are, because I don't do this for y'all. I don't do this to impress you guys and I don't do this for your approval; I do this because I like to do this. And I feel like that's what the hip-hop world in the US is having a hard time understanding."
#littlemonsters and #TEAMKUNT, teaming up. [NME]