Banks called out Rihanna after she criticised Donald Trump’s immigration ban.
The beef started after Rihanna criticised Donald Trump’s executive order banning citizens from seven countries, Iraq, Yemen Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia and Libya from entering the US for 90 days.
Azealia Banks is now feuding with Rihanna
Continue reading: Azealia Banks Targets Rihanna For Latest Social Media Feud
On Friday the ‘212’ rapper publicly apologised to Zayn for the racist tweets she had directed towards him in May.
Banks was banned from twitter in May after unleashing a racist and homophobic tirade against the former On Direction star.
But on Friday she issues a lengthily apology to Malik and “all those I hurt and offended.”
Continue reading: Azealia Banks Now Wants To Work With Zayn Malik After Issuing Apology
In an open letter Banks said she has taken “accountability” for her actions.
In an open letter posted on her Instagram account Banks explained she had lashed out at Malik after mistaking a tweet he had posted to be a “personal attack” on her.
Azealia Banks has apologised to Zayn Malik
The rapper is apparently 'shaken' and giving her version of events to Beverly Hills cops.
Azealia Banks has filed a police report against Russell Crowe after their spat in Los Angeles over the weekend, which saw the 'Noah' star throw the 'Big Big Beat' singer out of his hotel room in Beverly Hills as tempers flared. She was the plus one of RZA, who was invited to Russell's party after he cast the latter in 'The Man with the Iron Fists' 4 years ago.
Azealia Banks files report against Russell Crowe
The discord between Azealia and Russell has extended beyond social media, because now the rapper has gone to the Beverly Hills Police Department with her allegations when she didn't receive an apology from the actor. While her behaviour at Russell's hotel suite party on Sunday (October 16th 2016) was described as 'erratic' by a great many of the guests, in Azealia's version of events her ejection was rather more unceremonious.
Continue reading: Azealia Banks Goes To Police After Russell Crowe Hotel Spat
According to Banks, Crowe physically ejected her from a small dinner party he was hosting in a Beverly Hills hotel on Saturday.
A dispute has flared up between Azealia Banks and Russell Crowe, with an incident occurring at the weekend in which Banks was physically ejected from the actor’s hotel suite in Beverly Hills on Saturday night (October 15th).
The oft-controversial 25 year old rapper took to Facebook on Sunday evening, in a post she’s subsequently deleted, to accuse the New Zealand-born actor of assaulting her at a low-key dinner party he was hosting.
Azealia Banks performing in 2015
The rapper says she struggling to finish her new record, ‘Fantasea 2’.
Rapper Azealia Banks has said she feels ‘deeply misunderstood’ and has watched as her ‘ideas and insight get paraphrased and repackaged by everyone’. Banks made the comments on Instagram, as she is still banned from twitter following her attack on Zayn Malik in May, which started when she accused him of copying her video.
Azealia Banks says she feels stolen from.
“I feel really sad and uninspired. I’m having trouble mustering up enough smiles and enthusiasm to finish ‘Fantasea 2’,” she began. “I feel deeply misunderstood. I feel cheated, I feel stolen from.
Continue reading: Azealia Banks Says She Feels "Deeply Misunderstood And Stolen From"
Banks is currently banned from public after launching an attack on singer Zayn Malik.
Rapper Azealia Banks has issued a public apology on her Facebook page over her use of a homophobic slur. Banks was banned from Twitter last month after going on a tirade against Zayn Malik in which she used both homophobic and racist slurs against the former One Direction singer.
Azealia Banks has issued an apology on Facebook.
“Ok, i'm never saying the word F****T ever again.” Banks wrote. “The amount of people that get hurt when i use the word vs. the amount of people I've said it to are just not worth it. Honestly... This isn't a cop out, its just me realising that words hurt.
Continue reading: Azealia Banks Apologises And Vows Never To Use Homophobic Slur Again
Wow, one wonders how many fans she's lost today?
Azealia Banks has been slamming rappers from the UK in a series of bizarre Tweets seemingly to direct attention towards her latest single. Unfortunately, her big mouth has caused Rinse FM's Born and Bred Festival to axe her headline slot at the London event in June.
Azealia Banks hates the UK rap scene
It started out with a foul racially-charged rant aimed towards a perplexed Zayn Malik when she compared video screenshots of his 'Like I Would' video to her 'Yung Rapunxel' one. Since then, she's extended her hate towards all UK rap artists, blasting their work despite the fact that it was the UK which saw her 'break out' (if you can call it that) as an artist.
The rapper's performance at Rinse FM's Born and Bred Festival has since been cancelled following her offensive rant.
The American star was initially unhappy at Malik because she thought the futuristic video for his new single ‘Like I Would’ copied a number of ideas from her own video to her track ‘Yung Rapunxel’. Tweeting a series of screengrabs comparing the two videos, she wrote “I'm not mad about this though. Zayn is a cutie pie.”
Former One Directioner Malik didn’t initially address her, but he wrote “no lies… I see you reaching but I don't care,” adding “my @s too good for you”.
Banks was reportedly refused entry to a private event in the Up&Down club, and an argument escalated into a fight.
Rap star Azealia Banks has been arrested after reportedly getting into a vicious brawl with a nightclub bouncer during a night out in New York.
The incident occurred in the small hours of Wednesday morning (December 15th), according to Page Six, when the 24 year old ‘212’ rapper was turned out of the Up&Down nightclub in the meatpacking district of New York, having been refused entry to a private event in the club. She was then said to have started a fight with a female security officer, allegedly biting her breast.
Azealia Banks performing at Coachella 2015
Continue reading: Azealia Banks Arrested After Brawl Outside New York Nightclub
Due to hit the LA State Historic Park in a couple of weeks is the 2013 Hard Summer Music Festival featuring headline sets from several electro-house artists including Duck Sauce, Knife Party and Justice.
The festival first appeared in 2007 when Destructo (a DJ also known as Gary Richards) began promoting a series of live events that also included Hard New Year's Eve, Hard Haunted Mansion and Hard 13. This year it will take place on August 3rd and 4th and includes four stages including the Ed Bangor Records 10th Anniversary Stage and the Dirty Bird Players Stage.
Other headliners this year are Skrillex and Boys Noize side project Dog Blood, Californian DJ Bassnectar and Aussie duo Empire of the Sun. They will be joined by the no less exciting supporting acts of chart favourites 2 Chainz, Azealia Banks and Rudimental as well as SBTRKT, Flux Pavilion, Flying Lotus, Zedd, Crystal Castles and Baauer.
Glastonbury Festival 2013 will be remembered for the debut of The Rolling Stones, though plenty of other acts made it one of best festivals in years.
And that's it. Another year passes and Worthy Farm closes its gates on the Glastonbury Festival revellers for another 12 months. Though there's always the distant murmur of someone professing it "the best Glastonbury ever," there was a palpable feeling that this year's festival was among the finest in history. Firstly, there was heightened anticipation given the fallow year in 2012 and secondly, the sun came out. Oh, and The Rolling Stones made their debut, rollicking through a two-and-a-half-hour set on Saturday (June 29, 2013) and scoring five-star reviews across the board.
Mick Jagger Performing With The Rolling Stones At Glastonbury Festival in 2013
The surprise return of David Bowie in 2013 had left many commentators speculating on the possibility of the Thin White Duke headlining the legendary festival, though there was no lingering thoughts of "What if?" once Glastonbury got underway on Friday with a snappy set from Sheffield heroes Arctic Monkeys. Bowie became all but a moot point after Saturday, when Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and company played a career spanning set that included 'Jumping Jack Flash,' 'Tumbling Dice,' 'Start Me Up,' 'You Can't Always Get What You Want,' 'Gimmie Shelter,' 'Doom and Gloom' and 'Midnight Rambler.' "The night belongs to the Stones. By turning on the charm as well as the formidable back catalogue, they prove themselves well worth the wait," said the Guardian's Dorian Lynskey.
The NME awards isn't just to praise the biggest and best bands of the year, it is also a platform for popular social commentary, and for a hefty dose of good humored judgement. The categories of Heroes and Villains are a tidy round up of the stars that have done the best and worst work over the year.
This year's Villain nominations include the obvious choice of David Cameron, but he's facing stiff competition in the form of Harry Styles, Skrillex, Psy, Fred Macpherson and Azealia Banks. Styles being in One Direction (nominated for worst band) is reason enough to be in the list, and Azealia Banks tweeted feud with fellow female rapper Angel Haze in which she used a homophobic slur against Haze certainly makes her a baddy. But as for Fred Macpherson's appearance in the list, we can't quite work out why he's been included, Spector aren't that bad.
The Hero's list is a far better list and there's no question as to why any of the nominees are included. Dave Grohl brought Nirvana back with the help of Paul McCartney - even if you don't agree with the choice of McCartney, it was a great feat, and Grohl never fails to give his all to music and to an enormous range of bands. Pussy Riot went to prison for speaking openly about LGBT and feminist topics. Frank Ocean brazenly came out in a predominantly heterosexual and largely homophobic hip hop community during 2012, confessing to having fallen in love with a man. Bradley Wiggins is Bradley Wiggins. Barack Obama is Barack Obama. And David Bowie is back. Happy days.
Up and coming female rapper Angel Haze developed some pretty series Twitter beef with Azealia Banks. However, in a home made YouTube video, Haze has apologised for her behaviour, admitting that she feels she behaved like a bully.
At the time of the argument, reports said that Haze and Banks had disagreements going back a while, but it all came back after Haze retaliated to a general tweet from Banks that she felt was aimed at her. It all spiralled out of control and producer Diplo was brought in on it. Plus, Banks ended up using a homophobic slur - she has since deleted the tweet and apologised for it, but that's the scale the argument got to.
Although Haze doesn't refer directly to Banks, there isn't really anyone else that an argument has erupted with via the social networking site. "I really do apologise for all of the stuff that has happened recently," she said. "I don't like the fact that I was a bully in a certain way and I don't like the way that I came off. I came off as a bully." Before finishing thanking her fans for their support and letting them know she loves them.
Albums of Note... Deftly side-stepping the pitfalls of ‘second album syndrome,’ Everything Everything have stepped things up a notch with second album Arc, which looks set to raise their profile even further. They’ve retained their quirky dance geek sound, but this time around, the songs have a darker, more emotional sound. Where their debut was playful, a newfound intensity can be found on this follow-up. “Arc offers more drama and intensity than the playful-ness we heard on Man Alive, Everything Everything's 2010-released debut… each track stands in its own right; nothing is filler and Arc maintains interest throughout; it's a much more mature offering than Everything Everything's previous, particularly with the likes of the gentle, piano-backed 'The Peaks, which sensitively showcases their trademark falsetto vocals in an atmospheric setting.”
Paul Weller’s latest release, the ‘Dragonfly EP’ is described by our reviewer as a “victory lap.” The EP contains a number of unreleased tracks from the Modfather’s trilogy of experimental albums released in 2012. Described as “by no means essential for the casual fan,” the tracks contained herein are a step away from the sonic experimentation of the albums and are closer to his early solo days.“The Dragonfly EP is therefore well worth your time if you have any interest in Weller's more recent output. However, for the more casual listener, it may seem like it's business as usual for the Modfather. The 5 additional songs certainly deserve to be heard, and it's a welcome move that they haven't just ended up on the cutting room floor.”
Most artists nominated in this year’s BBC Sound of 2013 shortlist will have been celebrating politely since their names were announced. Not so for Angel Haze, who instead has been feuding with fellow rapper Azealia Banks on Twitter.
The beef has spilled out into the recording studio, where both artists have recorded tracks dissing the other. Angel Haze’s latest attack, entitled ‘Shut The F*ck Up’ comes with the additional insult of being unmastered, as Haze claims that Banks isn’t worth the studio time to get the track finished properly. That’s a proper musician’s insult, that one.
‘Shut The F*ck Up,’ starts with a pretty vicious attack on Banks’ appearance and, well, continues in pretty much the same manner, “my whole style is really f*cking outta your range… when I see you all I wanna do is step on your jaw.” Now now, ladies, play nice. This is the second track that Angel Haze has recorded, aimed at Azealia. The first was ‘On The Edge,’ which featured the lines “b*tch, I got ammo on you… I been making moves, b*tch, plotting my fate, looking at you whack ho’s like ‘whose spot should I take?’”
Twitter has made celebrity feuds much more frequent and much more fun. The latest spat is between Azealia Banks and New York rapper and singer Angel Haze, who has just been included in the nominated list of BBC's Sound of 2013 (regardless of the outcome of this argument, she's definitely one to watch).
Apparently, Banks and Haze have 'beef' going back a while, but it came to a head via Twitter lately, when Haze retaliated to a tweet left by Banks which was indirectly aimed at Haze- or so Haze claims. The retaliation came in the form of a threatening tweet (which has since been deleted). Banks then said:
WOW.... did angel haze just threaten to cut me because of a very general tweet i sent about non-new yorkers claiming NY?!— YUNG RAPUNXEL (@AZEALIABANKS) January 3, 2013
Continue reading: Twitter Feud Between Azealia Banks And Angel Haze Draws In Diplo
Azealia Banks has sensationally pulled the release of her latest single after becoming embroiled in an explosive Twitter bust-up with a producer, who has alleged that the star used his track without permission. After much-anticipation, Banks was set to release Esta Noche as a single earlier this week (September 24th) only to come under attack from DJ Munchi, real name Rajiv Munch, who is claiming that her label has used a track written by him and turned it into a single without checking first. He then alleged that he was offered $25,000 and a public apology if he allowed the release to go ahead.
Munchi made his feelings known in a series of angry messages on Twitter. He wrote, "No releasing my track, being a spoiled brat, releasing coverwork, release dates before even reaching out is a good look right? Your is (sic) camp reaching out after releasing." He added "You and your people want to make a single. You are not making things better. Tell your camp the deal is off I don't want your f**king $25.000. F**k off. Go be a puppet b**ch to someone else. Everyone who wanna download the track - it is already out. She stole my track on her mixtape Fantasea without permission. B**ch trying to buy me off after trying to blame me on this s**t, f**k outta here."
The fact that they've withdrawn the release suggests that Munchi might be talking the truth; Banks reacted on her own Twitter account though, writing, "K (OK) so Esta Noche won't be being released today because originalmunchi thinks I'm in the illuminati (sic)... I'm being very serious right now. I'm cracking up right now... This is a first."
Date of birth
31st May, 1991