Azealia Banks just tweeted a link to an email that she threatened to post a few days ago:
"Now, Baauer has responded to Banks. In interview with the Daily Beast, Baauer explained that he had planned to release a version of the song with Banks quite a while ago. But when her verse wasn't up to snuff, he pulled the plug on the collaboration and went ahead with the instrumental version of the song."
"She laid something on 'Harlem Shake' and it was so/so. Didn't love it," he said...So we told her, 'Please don't release your version.' And she said, 'Well, I'm going to put it online anyway.' And we said, 'Please don't. We'd really like it if you didn't.' And she did."
I wonder how much further this back and forth is going to go.