Rapper Erica Banks rose to fame in 2020 after her song “Buss It” gained a lot of traction on TikTok. The song hit a time when the pandemic was at its peak and most of the world was on lockdown. Dance challenges on TikTok were the new pastime, and people everywhere jumped on the “Buss It” dance challenge.
Now, as a Texas native, she is not shy about her voluptuous figure and prefers that the crew she runs with is thick too. Signed to 1501 Certified Entertainment and now Warner Records, she has dropped three mixtapes and also reissued “Buss It.”
Recently, she received some backlash after her Instagram close friends story was leaked which stated her preference on which physical attributes women needed to have to party with her. She made it clear that skinny, badly dressed, and even women with bad hair can’t sit with her in the club. It appears that it’s all about the looks with Banks.
“If she ain’t thick enough? Nope. Hair not did good enough? Nope … Skinny? Nope. I don’t feel like I’m discriminating … but if she don’t look the part, I don’t want her to come.”
— Erica Banks speaks on what girls with her should look like at the club.pic.twitter.com/On3WSX8dFI
— DFG (@dramaforthegirl) September 20, 2022
The revelation disappointed fans and caused an uproar on social media. People posted their opinion on women only hanging with or partying with women that look a certain way and failing to make genuine connections. Although, Banks made it clear that we do not know her and can’t bully her despite her superficial conditions to exclude others.
“Can’t bully me on the internet lol. It never works. I’ve been through much worse than opinions from people I don’t know, literally lmao.”
See how people reacted below.
Erica Banks when it’s time to go to the club…. pic.twitter.com/klJcuSMe38
— Juju (@JuJuBreauxD) September 20, 2022
Erica Banks is a perfect example of how people prioritize aesthetically pleasing friendships over real friendships. you want to surround yourself with people who look good instead of people who care about you and that’s why these “friendships” never last.
— SLIM. (@_slimarella_) 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