By Brian Ives

The long-running beef between Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks has given the media a lot to discuss in the past week, recalling the smack talking of professional wresting.

Over the weekend, two veterans tried to mediate.

A Tribe Called Quest‘s Q-Tip sent a long series of direct tweets to Azalea, giving her a bit of a history lesson in hip-hop and offering her some context as to why some might take exception to her success as a white Australian woman in an art form born in New York’s inner cities offensive. And in an age of blaming, shaming and bickering, Q-Tip did it in the most polite way possible.

Related: Hackers Threaten to Release Iggy Azalea Sex Tape If She Doesn’t Apologize to Azealia Banks

Before starting his series of direct tweets toward Azalea, though, he addressed a the wider community, with a tweet echoing the opening of Curtis Mayfield’s “(Don’t Worry) If There’s a Hell Below, We’re All Going to Go,” calling out to several different types of people including (but not limited to) “sisters,” “whiteys” and “Jews”; instead, he called out “Bloggers! Journalists! People!”

He then began his long string of tweets, aiming them at the general public, before deciding to “restart this” and then began tweeting at Azalea.






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