Azealia Banks Burns Bright at Coachella

Azealia Banks

All eyes were on Azealia Banks, who made her official U.S. live debut at this weekend’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif.

Storming the Gobi tent with her vibrant fuchsia hair, black-and-white stripes, and combat boots, the Harlem firecracker earned rave reviews with her Saturday afternoon set that included her single “212,” “Fuck Up the Fun,” “Bambi,” as well as new material off her upcoming EP 1991.

The 20-year-old rapper paid homage to Amy Winehouse with an acapella version of The Zutons’ “Valerie,” and ended her set 25 minutes early after her DJ accidentally skipped two songs.

Watch her shut it down below.

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44 Comments

  1. Paue

    I prefer Iggy Azalea.

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    CarlosBonegro Reply:

    @Paue, SKEEN

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    Harru Reply:

    @Paue, what does that have to do with anything. does someone have a gun to your head telling you to choose 1 fucking artist to listen to? my god. grow up.

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    Trace Reply:

    @Paue, Eh I like them both

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    Mike Reply:

    @Paue, Iggy brings nothing new. Your clearly just a T.I stan lmao

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    dexlovesrih Reply:

    @Mike, you right this bitch is a breath of fresh air!i love her now because of these performances..shit was live!iggy is the shit too.

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    StarsAreBlind Reply:

    @Paue, Is it a coincidence that they have the same name?

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    Mike Reply:

    @StarsAreBlind, Azealia is the name her mother gave her but Iggy said she got her name from her dog…….. :/

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    Minaj2012Queen Reply:

    @Paue, This bitch looks like Violetta Wallace!!! Biggies mom.

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  2. Minaj2012Queen

    One HOT MESS!!! Ughh she can hang it up, she will never sell, and she’s not marketable. Look at that face and wack lyrics.

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  3. Minaj2012Queen

    Iggy and her will Flop! I will put money on it.

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @Minaj2012Queen, NICKI FLOPPED BITCH, SO WTF ARE YOU SAYING?… HOW YOU A “QUEEN” AND CANT BREAK 300,000?
    Stop with the “holiday season” excuses… dont talk shit and then when it back fire, try to cover ya tracks. Nicki done.
    Girl Bye

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    op Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY,why do i have the strong feeling you and that minaj2012 person is one of the same,who is trying to start sh-t,to build up the views for banks.

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    YMCMB Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, hoe u is a lil kim fan lmaoooooo is that hoe going to ever get a hit again because its 2012 and all u lil kim fans just talk about her past she have not had a hit since 2006 and now the new girls coming in the game lil kim is done forreal old monkey lls

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    Minaj2012Queen Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, Lol!! No comment, until Kim even releases an EP.

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  4. jacques francois

    I like Iggy Azealea, but…Azealia Banks is a fuckin’ headhunter. This girl is going to be huge, most def.

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  5. Outspoken

    omg she had that crowd rockin! this girl is something special. This girl can rap and sing her ass off….#noautotune lol!

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    vroom Reply:

    @Outspoken, its good that she has stage prescence cause nicki was and still is lost

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  6. yo momma

    She can actually rap AND sing. I’m sure them other girls are nervous.

    Considering the dip in sales from the first project to the most recent one, nicki minaj is probably nervous about the prospect of thing young ladies ascent. and she should be.

    I enjoyed this set.

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    Outspoken Reply:

    @yo momma, yes and she should be! I agree with everything you just wrote

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    Mike Reply:

    @yo momma, Well Nicki is already 30, JUST released her sophomore album (which was garbage), and people are already tired of her.

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    Aaliyah Reply:

    @Mike, Really? Why is her album #1 in the world and single #3 in the world?

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    YMCMB Reply:

    @yo momma, nervous about what a performance lmaoooooooooo nicki number 1 everywhere billboards and itunes and bout to headline her own tours not one but two of them so what the hell are u saying that just dont make no since to me

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  7. BEDSTUYFLY

    I LOVE THIS GIRL. She can actually RAP!

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  8. GG

    no one in their right mind is checkin for Iggy except for horny black men and tumblr hipsters.
    Thats why Azealia is at Coachella and Iggy is at……..???? well nevermind LOL. Iggy is a fraud and cant touch Azealia in this lifetime or the next.

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  9. Cali Kid

    I love her!

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  10. Muah

    These other chicks should be nervous! She is taking peoples spots!!!!!

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  11. Lamar

    Nice.

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  12. @Corecyobrown

    I finally see what the hype is about. This chick has tha gritty, hip – hop concentrated, yet commercial appeal that I’m not sure any of female rapper has ever had. I’m saying she’s going to appeal to those wealthy, hip hop heads that go to those gloomy clubs and prefer their Dj’s to still spin music on wax, while also grabbing the attention of those who are for rap/ hip hop evolving. We just maybe watching the true future of hip/ hop. It took me a while to get it but it’s making sense. My only concern is… she reminds me of a Foxy B. Meaning, she seems very talented but reckless at the same. I’m not sure she will have enough of the business mindset to obtain longevity. ( Looks as if she’s going party waaay more than focus on long term goals) Although Nicki is doing a lot too soon ( bouncing from genre to genre ) She’s being very strategic, whether we agree with her moves or not. ( note: I don’t disagree w/ her moves but I prefer the rapper Nicki that dibbles in pop once or twice on an album…not 5 or more songs/lol ) Nevertheless, I am now interested ( not a fan ) in Azealla Banks music. Anytime an artist can EFFORTLESS make a crowd rock, they get my attention. Chick seems to be something really different, fresh, appears true to herself and confident like a mug. <— And I'm out, pummmeeeeee………

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  13. What

    LOL @ the hoodrats on here stanning for Iggy. I guess if it’s Iggy > Azealia, then it’s Diamond > Lauryn Hill, or perhaps, Soulja Boy > Jay-Z, but why stop there, we then must declare that it is obviously Lil’ B > Eminem and Kreayshawn > MC Lyte. Stop it. Iggy don’t have nothing on this girl, and nor does Nicki. Iggy is a fraud, a wannabe Trina. That other girl Brianna is better than her. You only praise her because she has a pale face. Azealia is about to expose all of them including Nicki big time. She is a true duel threat. I don’t think we’ve had one since Lauryn. The only way they can stop her is by smearing her in the media. But she is clearly a problem.

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    QUEEN NICKI Reply:

    @What, U SOUND LIKE A FOOD SHE HAVE TO DO WHAT NICKI DID FIRST TO SAY SHES BETTER LETS SEE HOW LONG SHE LAST FIRST DAMN U HOES CAN HATE NICKI ALL U WANT SHE DOES THIS ITS NUFFIN 2012 HERS JUST LIKE 2011 IM SO SICK OF U HOES IM TELLING U!

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    YMCMB Reply:

    @What, its funny everytime a female rapper comes out u all say shes better then nicki but everytime i look nicki the only one winning lmaoooooo i can tell you b##ches just dont like her but get over it shes not going no where for a long time truth me!

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  14. Yeaah!

    SHE IS SOMETHING NEW AND DIFFERENT! She shows that you dont have to show your booty cheeks and tittys jus to get fans!!! She shows that if you work hard and if you have talent you can make it!

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    Kevin Reply:

    @Yeaah!, She also has her own style. I’m sure somebody somewhere wore a colored wig and black/white stripes, but nobody I know wore it as a part of their package.

    In one interview, Azealia stated that she was going to do the whole “Lil Kim Barbie” look (yes, she gave the props to Kim) but Nicki stole it. She said how many coincidences can Nicki have (like the title of her Marilyn Monroe song originally done by Brianna).

    The only difference is that Nicki said she chose her Barbie idea from her fans on Myspace. She never mentions Kim or Gwen Stefani.

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    BOBY D Reply:

    @Kevin, im sorry that comment is irrelevant this bitch gotta alot of nerves she wanna be like krim but ya sayin she payin homage when nicki pay alots of homage to kim check her latest interviews she always admire kim but bitch got jealous wen nicki went mainstream so please stop with this bullshit nicki is winnin & this new hoe could never make it

    Ps: and they way 2 different ppl dont compares!!!!

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  15. nicki the best

    DAMN HOES NICKI HAVE S##t TO DO WITH THIS DAMN LET HER SHINE NICKI NOT TRIPPIN SHES NUMBER 1 EVERYWHERE SO ALL THAT BS ABOUT SHE FLOP IS BS BUT AM HAPPY FOR THIS GIRL U ALL THE REASON FEMALE RAP DONT LAST U HOES WANT THEM TO BEEF ALL THE DAMN TIME NICKI ON TOP AND THE OTHER GIRLS ON A COME UP SO BE HAPPY

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  16. Love!

    People who say she doesn’t have talent are true haters! Like she had the whole crowd jumping!!!

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  17. renny

    roflmaoo her song 212 was number 12 on UK music charts last week.. lmaoo this girl doesnt even have out an album or official radio singles yet.. but still managing to top charts. and yall calling her a flop?! lmao yeh ok……

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  18. Cecily

    Azealia is amazing!!! Haven’t been this excited in the longest time over an artist! She can rap, got the best flows, she can sing, she is SMART and opinionated, she is confident, she is still sensitive (crying during her performance of Barbie because she says she was moved by the audience reaction)…I.LOVE.HER.SO.MUCH
    And EVERYWHERE I read, her coachella peformance is getting rave reviews. LA Times had a page long article on how hard she killed it!!

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  19. King dro

    My boo!

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  20. Love_Lost

    Yo,her lyrical skills are on point. I can bang with. She had a sick style and keeps the crowd pumped. She earned a loyal fan!

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  21. azx bumie Bamkieo

    she is ugly bitch suck skills

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  22. azx bumie Bamkieo

    lame

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  23. vandal82

    her flow is sicker than any female out there right now. truth. watch this chick. shes changing the game.

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