Hey, I can be the answer
I'm ready to dance when the vamp up
And when I hit that dip get your camera
You can see I been that bitch since the pamper
And that I am that young sis the beacon
The bitch who wants to compete and
I can freak a fit that pump with the peep and
You know what your bitch become when her weave in
I just wanna sip that punch with your peeps and
Sit in that lunch if you're treatin'
Kick it with the bitch who comes from Parisian
She know where I get mine from and the season
Now she wanna lick my plum in the evenin'
And fit that tongue tongue d-deep in
I guess that cunt gettin' eaten
I guess that cunt gettin' eaten
I guess that cunt gettin' eaten
I guess that cunt gettin' eaten
I guess that cunt gettin'...

I was in the 212
On the uptown A
Nigga you know what's up
Or don't you?
Word to who made ya
I'm a rude bitch nigga
What are you made up of?
I'm a eat your food up boo
I could bust your 8
I'm a do one too
Fuck you gone do?
I want you to make bucks
I'm a look right nigga
Bet you do want to fuck
Fuck em like you do want to cum
Your gay to get discovered in my 2 1 deuce
Cock-a-lickin' in the water by the blue bayou
Caught the warm goo
In your doo-rag too son?
Nigga you're a kool-aid dude
Plus your bitch might lick it
Wonder who let you come to 1 2
With your doo-doo crew son
Fuck, are you into, huh?
Niggas better ohh run-run
You could get shot homie
If you do want to put your guns up
Tell your crew don't front
I'm a hoodlum nigga
You know you were too once
Bitch I'm 'bout to blew up too
I'm the one today
I'm the new shit boo
Young Rapunzel
Who are you bitch, new lunch?
I'm a ruin you cunt
I'm a ruin you cunt
I'm a ruin you cunt
I'm a ruin you cunt

A-yo, A-yo,
I heard you ridin' with the same tall, tall tale
Tellin' em you made some
Sayin' you runnin' but you ain't goin' no where
Why you procrastinate girl?
You got a lot but you just waste all yourself
They'll forget your name soon
And won't nobody be to blame but yourself, yeah

What you gone do when I appear?
W-when I premier?
Bitch the end of your life are near
This shit been mine, mine
What you gone do when I appear?
W-when I premier?
Bitch the end of your life are near
This shit been mine, mine

Bitch I'm in the 212
With the 5th cocked nigga
It's the 2 1 zoo
Fuck you gone do
When your goons sprayed up
Bet his bitch won't get em
Betcha you won't do much
See even if you do want to bust
Your bitch'll get you cut and touch your crew up too
Pop you playin' with your butter
Like your boo won't chew
Cock the gun too
Where you do eat poon hun
I'm fuckin' with your cutie q
What's your dick like homie?
What are you into?
What's the run dude?
Where do you wake up?
Tell your bitch keep hatin'
I'm a new one too, huh?
See I remember you when you were
The young new face but you do like to
Slumber don't you?
Now your boo up too hun
I'm a ruin you cunt

What you gone do when I appear?
W-when I premier?
Bitch the end of your lives are near
This shit been mine, mine
What you gone do when I appear?
W-when I premier?
Bitch the end of your lives are near
This shit been mine, mine
This shit been mine, mine
This shit been mine, mine

Lyrics submitted by sleepymeko, edited by MusikNote, azkm

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  • +3
    General Comment

    Azealia Banks has said that she is not surprised by being compared to Nicki Minaj.

    The 'Liquorice' rapper admitted that she does not think she has much in common with Minaj, but gets why people would put them in the same bracket.

    "It's not something that I particularly like, but it's something that I understand. It's just people making sense of things," Banks explained in an interview with GQ.

    "If you listen to BoB for the first time, you might think, 'He sounds like André 3000'. If you eat sorbet for the first time, you might think, 'Oh, this is like ice cream but there's no milk in it'."

    Banks also discussed her breakout hit '212' - which she wrote about her adolescence in New York City - and its growing popularity in the UK

    "I didn't finish school. I just walked away from it because I had the little rap thing going on. So for the last few years I've just been learning about life. I've been making mistakes and learning from my mistakes: got dropped from a label, got my heart broken, lost my apartment," the 20-year-old said.

    "I'm lucky that I learned my lessons this early, because sometimes people don't learn their lessons until they're like 28 [or] 30, you know?"

    Banks continued: "'212' makes fun of everything and my reactions to it. I think that's a lot of the reason why people relate to it so much, because everybody wants to say, 'F**k you!'

    "I think by virtue of English culture being so polite, I feel like there's definitely a part of every English person that just wants to be like, "Aargh!" That's why it's picking up so much over here [in the UK]."

    varbergon March 11, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Awesome track. She sums up the meaning in the sung part after the second verse. Don't just pose and coast or Azealia's gonna ruin your cunt.

    NoKeyNoPlanon February 20, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning

    Cunninglingus,is just part of the song it's overall meaning is about being famous for talent rather than image or a hook. She targets fake-ass singers that pretend to be something they're not to get famous and then coast until fame spits them back out. It's also a warning to herself not to become complacent in the same way as she's said in an interview that the bridge is about her.

    The eating out stuff is in reference to a female artist that pretends to be gay/bi to get famous and also just to show that Azealia, being actually bi herself, isn't squeamish about c***. She's happy to much down on her male enemies gf's too and damn if he can do anything about it.

    Don't agree? This guy summed it up nicely rapgenius.com/Azealia-banks-212-lyrics

    su7896on September 27, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    This song is about Azealia's experiences growing up in the 212 area of Harlem. It's about the attitude she took in order to survive there and to make it in the music business as a woman. She's the 'bitch who wants to compete' and is willing to play her sexuality, and men's fear of their own, as a weapon. "You're gay to get discovered in my two-one-deuce/Cock-a-licking in the water by the blue bayou/Caught the warm goo in your doo-rag too, son" could be taken as an exposure of a rivals literal rent-boy style behavior towards some power broker or other, or just a cutting and wildly effective put-down. Either way, Azealia is saying she's not willing to sit down and play nice. She's going to play the male game that is rap music exactly the way men play it. For better or worse.

    shakyamunion April 01, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    these rhymes are so good.

    digitalmeon January 10, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    she's such an asshole and i love it lol

    sortileguson July 09, 2017   Link
  • -5
    General Comment

    This song is about the obsession and anxiety caused by the singular attention to oral stimulation of the female genitalia by the singer, which is inevitably transferred to her prospective sexual partners and subsequently intensified and magnified by her extremely high quality standards, which bring about an element of risk and daring for said partners, for the lyrics seem to suggest that failure to please her virtually insatiable urges is a very really possibility.

    wookion May 27, 2012   Link

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