Tweet: "It's so funny to wake up and see nicki and Miley or nicki and taylor fighting when you ALL make basic a** music... All of y'all b**ches are whack and make boring music and rip all ur styles off the downtown NYC girls." Outspoken hip-hop star Azealia Banks lashes out at the summer's pop quarrels.
Fact: Singer K. Michelle and rapper Azealia Banks have teamed up for a co-headlining 2015 North American tour. The two stars will hit the stage for a month-long, 20-date trek, beginning in Indianapolis in September (15).
Fact: Rapper Azealia Banks has landed her first acting gig in hip-hop star/filmmaker RZA's upcoming drama Coco. The 212 hitmaker will portray the title character, an aspiring young rapper fighting to balance her performance dreams with her parents' college demands. While the project marks Banks' debut on the big screen, it's the Wu Tang Clan member's sophomore directing job - he previously wrote, directed, and starred in 2012 martial arts film The Man with the Iron Fists. Common, Jill Scott and Lorraine Toussaint are also slated to star in the production.
Tweet: "I really hate getting nominated for @bet awards. They're so bogus. The female rap award at the bet awards goes to nicki (Minaj) every year, it's not even a real award anymore lol (laugh out loud) it's a bit of a running joke. They should just nominate nicki five times with five different wigs on and pick the best picture lol. Azealia Banks is not impressed with her BET Awards Best Female Hip-Hop Artist nomination, announced on Monday (18May15). She'll be up against DeJ Loaf, arch-rival Iggy Azalea, Minaj, Tink and Trina when the trophies are handed out in Los Angeles next month (Jun15).
Quote: "That's the only person I have my eye set on... In American society, the game is to be a non-threatening black person. That's why you have Pharrell (Williams) or Kendrick Lamar saying, 'How can we expect people to respect us if we don't respect ourselves?' He's playing that non-threatening black man s**t, and that gets all the white soccer moms going, 'We love him'... Jay Z hasn't played any of those games, and that's what I like." Outspoken rapper Azealia Banks applauds Jay Z for staying true to his roots and refusing to conform for white America.
Tweet: "Now I can finally tell you, I'll be on the Cover of @Playboy's April Music Issue!!" Rapper Azealia Banks confirms reports she'll be posing provocatively for the men's magazine. A statement from Playboy bosses reads: "The bada** rapper from Harlem is ready to show the world what else she's got - literally - in a frisky Playboy pictorial that's sure to break the Internet."
Quote: "I'm scared I'd get kidnapped. How could someone put themselves out there like that?" Rapper Azealia Banks has sworn off using online dating apps to find love, because she is terrified she will be abducted by a man posing as a potential suitor.
Tweet: "ever since Obama got in office there's been such racial tension in america... and such tension towards black consciousness. A black man in office is Scary to white folk, and they will try and do Any And Everything to remind us that they are in control. from police murders, to macklemore and igloo australia (Iggy Azalea)... They are even trying to tear down our father figure Bill Cosby." Rapper Azealia Banks offers her take on America's ongoing race issues as activists protest recent grand jury decisions not to indict two white police officers accused of killing African-Americans in Missouri and New York.
Quote: "I know I'm only 22 but I think I'm diva of the universe and I can't help but express that all the time. And I offend everyone. They say, 'You're so selfish'. And I'm like, 'I know, but I can't help it because nothing was ever about me when I was little'." Rapper Azealia Banks insists she has become a self-obsessed diva because of her troubled childhood.
Tweet: "Annnnnnddddd ! The Prodigy invited me to perform 'firestarter' on their set at Future!!! Lolol Let Me Get My Lifeeeeeee." Rapper/singer Azealia Banks can't wait to perform with The Prodigy at the Future Music Festival in Sydney, Australia, this weekend (09-10Mar13).
Tweet: "Just met Samantha Cameron... She told me she loves 212... mind blown... Samantha Cameron is the Michelle Obama of Britain... This is actually crazy right now." Rapper Azealia Banks is thrilled to learn British Prime Minister David Cameron's wife is a fan of her explicit track, 212, after meeting her at London Fashion Week.