A few weeks after the backlash for twerking at a high school event, Erica Banks It’s a trending topic on social media this week. Someone seems to have leaked a video the rapper posted to her close friends on Instagram. In it, Erica describes the physical features her friends must have in order to go clubbing with her. So naturally, people either tear off Erica or stand in solidarity. However, early on Tuesday (September 20), Erica clapped and doubled down on what she said in the leaked video.
“Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and I was never the one to convince people to like me,” Erica tweeted. “My preference for who I associate with when it comes to my brand has nothing to do with you guys. You guys never liked me anyway, so why should I care what you guys think about anything I say? “
Seasoned and trendy on Erica’s list of must-have friend traits
The rapper’s above tweet came after the leaked clip appeared online. The viral video is less than a minute long. Erica mainly talks about the aesthetic her friends have to meet during a night on the town with her.
“If she doesn’t look like I want her to look physically, I don’t want her to come,” Erica said. “Because the look of everything is so important to me. Like, if she’s not thick enough, no. Hair not good enough? No. Can’t get dressed? No. Thin? No.”
Erica explains that her aim is not to discriminate against anyone but to maintain her brand.
“And just like I don’t feel discriminated against, I just want a certain look,” says Erica. “She might be the sweetest girl I’ve ever met in my life, but if she doesn’t fit the role, I don’t want her to come. Like that’s not my vibe. Now she can come cook. She can go to a listening party. But the club? I feel like b – s has to find some way to come. “
Erica shows love to skinny women amid backlash
After Erica’s initial tweet doubled down to her liking, the rapper came back with more explanation. She redirected some of her energy into showing love to the “thinner/smaller” women she might have offended.
“Ultimately, I love skinny/smaller women with passion. Don’t get it wrong,” Erica tweeted. “However, when I go to the CLUB, I want thick skin everywhere! That’s my vibe. There are skinny women in my MVs, most of them are hand-picked by me, so please stop.”
As mentioned, social media users agree or blow up Erica’s list. Others pointed to the hypocrisy of Erica’s claims, claiming that she announced her body enhancement surgery in April of this year. For example, Twitter user @_BriBri_DatsME tweeted at Erica, “But before you become a rapper with money and your body shows who you used to be,” add that Erica “Better to be humble” it is her.
“I’m still Erica Banks, stupid,” Erica tweeted in response. “BBL doesn’t reinforce who I am and I can hangout with whoever I choose.”
Twitter users discuss Erica’s comment
Keep scrolling to see what kinds of conversations Erica’s videos and tweets have inspired.
Erica Banks saying she only wants to date women with certain looks is not surprising to me. A lot of women feel that way. That’s why you all have no real friends just an aesthetic lol.
– Yung M (@nottewmuch) September 20, 2022
Erica Banks’ comments are simply a reflection of how she feels about herself. You are shallow. You feel inadequate. You feel unworthy. A real baddie can have friends of all shapes, sizes, and looks and still own the room with the girls on the side.
-. (@karsonkarisma) September 21, 2022
Erica Banks has a lot to say for someone flirting with high school boys… she won’t comment on that…
she really has perfected her body and she’s talking about women having “looks” can we not
– NINJA CLUB (@cookieekawaii) September 20, 2022
Waittttttt it’s not the banker Erica who gets pulled over for having a natural body on stage, clapping her hands with a lecture about loving yourself and never having surgery, then she goes to rebuild her body. me so now she’s bodyshaming other women???? Well, https://t.co/QCQl0KTayr
– WRITE RAP (@WriteARapSis) September 21, 2022
there’s nothing wrong with perfecting your body, do what makes you happy.
It is the unpleasant attitudes, slurs, fake personalities and egos of some of you then that make you a mean girl. you can still be you and have confidence.
PLEASE DON’T BE A BANK OF ERICA.
– thatgirl💙 (@alijahnicoleee) September 20, 2022
Imagine you’re a skinny bitch and you get dressed to go to the club with Erica Banks and she tells you to bring your skinny ugly ass home because you don’t have a BBL.
– Masin Elijè (@MasinElije) September 20, 2022
Calling Erica Banks ugly in 60 different ways as she talks about her own “beauty standards” (🙄) for club outings is really not what everyone thinks…
Because both of you are upholding the same negative ideal.
– HEAH steel. (@TheGreatIsNate) September 20, 2022