Arguably better known for stoking controversy rather than quelling it, the 23 year old rap star interrupted her gig in New York and ordered the culprits to stop fighting.
Rap star Azealia Banks briefly called a halt to one of her concerts in order to break up a fight in the crowd during her recent gig at Irving Plaza in New York on Monday evening.
A video posted on YouTube by an attendee shows Banks interrupting her DJ and back-up performers during her song ‘Miss Amor’ and calling out the offending concert-goers, insisting that she wouldn’t resume playing until they had stopped brawling.
The oft-controversial rapper acted as peacemaker on this occasion, and was heard to say “We're not gonna fight in the crowd. That's not what we're gonna do. You're gonna stop right now or you're gonna get kicked out.”
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Azealia Banks revealed she wants to "f*** the president" in a recent interview with 'Billboard' but has backtracked on her comments on Twitter.
Azealia Banks has caused controversy once again with her comments about Barack Obama.
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Never one to stay quiet, the rapper opened up to the magazine about race in America and accused Kanye West of playing the game of ‘Please accept me, white world.’
Rapper Azealia Banks features on the cover of this month’s Playboy magazine, which sees the ‘212’ singer dressed in a leopard print leotard and posing with a cat on her head. But inside the mag, Banks unleashes in her usual no holds barred fashion, taking aim at America and declaring "I hate everything about this country.”
Azealia Banks covers this month's Playboy magazine
“I hate fat white Americans. All the people who are crunched into the middle of America, the real fat and meat of America, are these racist conservative white people who live on their farms,” Banks continues. “Those little teenage girls who work at Kmart and have a racist grandma—that’s really America.”
The 'Fancy' hitmaker has now quit Instagram as well as Twitter in the last month.
A representative from Iggy’s management team made the post late yesterday (March 6th), stating: “Until further notice Iggy’s Instagram will be run by management. Iggy is taking a break from social media. She loves all her Azaleans!!”
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea has been shying away from social media lately
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Coachella 2015 brings some fantastic artists - new and old - to Indio, California.
It's that time of year again as the full line-up announcement for Coachella 2015 arrives following some spectacular headliners: AC/DC, Jack White and Drake will all top the bills at the two-weekend event in April.
Well known for its diverse collection of rock, pop, electronic, hip hop and indie artists from around the world, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is yet again set to arrive at the Empire Polo Club fields in Indio, California. Kicking off with the first event from Friday April 10th - 12th, the festival will repeat the following week from April 17th - 19th.
Iggy Azalea claims not to have a sex tape, but Anonymous are saying otherwise...
It seems no-one is safe anymore as Iggy Azalea becomes the latest female celebrity to face threats regarding an alleged sex tape, after she retaliated online to comments made about her by music rival Azealia Banks.
Iggy Azalea under fire yet again
A Twitter account belonging to someone claiming to be a part of anonymous has suggested that they have a sex tape featuring Iggy Azalea in their possession and threatened to unveil images from it upon the world if she did not apologise for making comments about Azealia Banks. The feud between the two artists - which already existed before this situation took place - was made worse when Banks told Hot 97 in an interview that Azalea was essentially misappropriating black culture.
Azealia Banks has been surrounded by hype since first really gaining momentum back in 2011. 'Broke With Expensive Taste' has suffered a couple of setbacks, falling victim to label politics and several delays. It's finally here though, and Azealia demonstrates her fast-paced flow throughout, working with a range of producers including AraabMuzik and Lazy Jay, and the up-tempo, electronic sound and influence is scattered throughout the album. Banks has demonstrated before, on her breakout single '212' which despite its age is included on the album, that she has the ability to construct really well structured bars while keeping a commercial leaning production style, and she's consistent in that fact on 'Broke With Expensive Taste'.
The album starts off strongly enough, with the minimal production of 'Idle Delilah' hooking you in, before Banks' cheeky and sweet vocal introduction sets the tone. Once the carnival horns kick in, the electronic influences are extremely apparent, and the Harlem MC switches from sung sections to frantic spitting, and there is also a couple of instrumental breakdowns. The style outlined on the opener continues for much of the first half of the album, a whole list of tracks have a passable commercial appeal and consistent house-inspired production. Tracks like 'Desperado' show exactly where Azealia Banks really impresses; the up-tempo drums, haunting keys and smokey brass back Banks as she kills the beat with intricately structured lyrics over a garage style instrumental, courtesy of M. J. Cole. This ability on the mic that Azealia possesses was first really shoved in our faces when '212' dropped, and it still sounds fresh on 'Broke With Expensive Taste'; it's just a pity that she doesn't seem to come close to giving us that organic impression again.
The bass heavy production continues with tracks like 'Heavy Metal & Reflective' and 'Bbd', but the result sounds a little uninspired, and the sound gets tedious rather quickly. The AraabMuzik produced 'Ice Princess' is an exception to this, the menacing synth lines and half time drums backing Azealia's convincing vocals - however, there's something not quite fitting about the four to the floor, more commercial hook sound. This confused feeling is something that is apparent on much of the album; the tribal sounding 'Soda'; the pulsating, glistening 'Chasing Time' that wouldn't sound out of place in your least favourite club in town; and the strange Disney doo-wop of 'Nude Beach a Go-Go' really don't do much for the cohesiveness of 'Broke With Expensive Taste'. Azealia sacrifices much of what first attracted her fans; the upbeat, house influenced production coupled with serious rapping and elaborately structured bars with impressive multi-syllabics to boot. Rapping seems to have taken a back seat on 'Broke With Expensive Taste'.
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The 23 year-old rapper recently admitted she finds white female R&B stars "corny."
Azealia Banks first stormed onto the hip-hop scene in 2012 with her hit ‘212,’ and two years later the 23 year-old rapper has finally released her debut album ‘Broke with Expensive Taste.’ But after this lengthy delay, can she compete in a genre of music that is growing with female stars?
Azealia Banks has finally released ‘Broke with Expensive Taste’
No matter how talented her fellow recording artists may be, while Banks was interviewed by Pitchfork, she admitted doesn’t see any white female R&B act or rapper as a threat, just “corny” as they have been “appropriating black culture.”
Who will usher in a new era of pop? Here are ten artists likely to make the most impact in the near future.
A facet of popular culture that frequently is at the receiving end of derision of ‘indie’ or ‘underground’ circles, pop music is in actual fact often the site of technological and stylistic innovation- channelling the sounds of the underground and disseminating them to the masses.
Timbaland’s fresh production techniques completely altered the pop landscape of the early naughties, whilst recently, professional egotist and sometimes rapper Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ injected the stark and abrasive sounds of experimental hip hop into a mainstream context. It’s a continuous and cyclical process of obsolescence and fresh ideas that has sped up as the instantaneous nature of the internet becomes the central tool in the transportation of the cultural to-and-fro.
But who will usher in a new era of pop in 2014? Which artist will emerge brimming with new ideas, or even just provide fresh spins on existing concepts? Here is a list of the ten most likely candidates:
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Who are the key bands to see at Lollapalooza 2013?
Most of us are still cradling our weary heads from the Pitchfork Music Festival, but it's time to dust ourselves down, pull on our favorite band t-shirts and head to Chicago for one of America's - no, the world's - biggest music festivals.
That's right guys, Lollapalooza is here and this year's line-up is one of the most ingenious collections of live music for 2013.
Here's the bands that you simply cannot afford to miss.
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31st May, 1991