Azealia Banks No Longer Wants to Be Known as a Rapper

Aquababe

Azealia Banks is shaking things up once again. After splitting with Lady Gaga’s manager Troy Carter earlier this week, the hip-hop dynamo has deleted her Twitter page and is distancing herself from the rap game.

The “212” hitmaker ignited controversy with her fiery tweets aimed at Iggy Azalea, T.I., and Lil’ Kim. But she’s done making noise on the social networking service, for now at least.

“No longer wishing to be a rapper,” she wrote. “i never was…. and as soon as i started paying attention to bullshit urban media, i started getting myself in trouble. From now on i’m a vocalist, and will not be associating myself with the ‘rap game’… or whatever the fuck that means… no more twitter for me… it makes me entirely too accessible.”

However, just because she doesn’t want to be labeled a “rapper,” doesn’t mean she’s hanging up the mic. “I’m still going to rap,” said Banks. “i just don’t want the label and all the other crap that comes with the ‘rap game’… it’s boring. rather be a dance artist.. lol.”

If you still want to stay connected with Banks, you can visit her on Tumblr. “Catch me on tumblr… it’ll be more interesting.”

Her first order of business once leaving Twitter was to debut the cover art for “Aquababe,” the second single off her mixtape Fantasea, due July 4.



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84 Comments

  1. tashay

    FIRST BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    :) Reply:

    @tashay, Who comments on photos just to be the first? What’s the point?

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @:), This bum bitch needs to distance herself from HERSELF!! She’s delusional, she should have thought about that when she came in dissing the Queen Minaj, but she got pushed out of the rap game. Just like we knew. She is no where near a star!

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    fwf Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, eeewww your still here

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    Abz Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, your actually real irritating why you not dead you! all u do is critisize cause ur insecure of ur shit ass life! kmt chaa!

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    JJ Reply:

    @tashay, Checks in the mail

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  2. kwayzee

    yaaaaaaaay!!!!!!

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    uhuh Reply:

    @kwayzee, YEEEEEEEEAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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    Ty Satchell Reply:

    @kwayzee, this bitch is so wack give it up azealia backs

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  3. NOChildNotToday

    Who cares. This hoe is tired and untalented. I guess when she found out no one was interested she lashed out and burnt her bridges…..

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  4. Sassy

    Interesting. Azealia says that she is still gonna rap but doesn’t want to considered a rapper. Nicki Minaj says she wants to cross over and do Pop, but still be considered as a rapper.

    What’s going on with these New Age females? That’s why the industry don’t want to be bothered with female rappers. Too much drama, makeup and nails.

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    @HOODKENaughty Reply:

    @Sassy,
    Why is the industry so critical of women who decide to infuse different music genres into hip-hop, yet not as much toward the men?

    Your comment above is just fact that hip-hop is a very misogynist and cruel climate.

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    Ray ray Reply:

    @Sassy, Nicki minaj never said she was going to do just POP music. Get your information together before you sart posting Irrelevant comments.

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @Sassy, Please dont drag the Queen Minaj into this trainwreck! This girl Azaelia is poor, black and UGLY!!!! She will never ever make it in this game.

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    =p Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Nicki was poor and black, back then and she didn’t have that body she has today. At least Banks will still do rap. How can people call Nicki the Queen of rap or a rapper when most of her singles are pop or sound pop. yay she winning. if anything her fans should call her the Queen of Pop

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    fwf Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, your white or something other then black aren’t you MinajRules2012 cause u talk shit about people being black too much!

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    Lol Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, You brought Nicki up in this post in your comments above you hypocrite. Actually, you somehow bring her up in every post that has nothing to do with her

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    OpD2 Reply:

    @Lol, when will you people get it that MinajRules2012 don’t like nicki minaj,it go,s on every post and dis everyone favs in nicki,s name just to get people to hate on nicki….he is the worse nicki minaj hater i ever came across it used reverse psychology to the fullest,he/she haters nicki minaj.

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    FLMike Reply:

    @OpD2, The things people say about Nicki are still facts tho. No hate.

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    cOMEaTmEbRO Reply:

    @OpD2, Why in the hell are you typing like this > “nicki,s”?! Are you that damn STUPID?!

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    YM Reply:

    @cOMEaTmEbRO, The person types like that because they probably have a keyboard that has apostrophes that come out like this “‚” as opposed to this “’”. The first one is technically a quote, but I know that a lot of my European friends have keyboards that have their apostrophes like that.

    realshit Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, You are a severely corny individual! Like seriously Azelia is dark skin and guess what black dont crack so if that make her ugly then youre retarted. Anyways youre probably one of those corny hoes collecting ebt, food stamps and all kinds of government assistance with your roached up section 8 apartment sitting behind your computer screen to talk bs. #try again bitch

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  5. @HOODKENaughty

    k.

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  6. yea...

    She just making excuses so she won’t be clowned like when nicki started switching over.

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  7. TeyanaSkyrock

    This girl need to stop doing music. No album out and she’s acting like a diva. Two words she doesn’t know: HUMILITY and RESPECT!

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  8. uhuh

    MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED!

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  9. Gestalt Garage Sale

    Bitch, you a hoodrat out of Harlem with a tacky ass weave. Please launch yourself in to outerspace on a one way. Thanks.

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  10. RomanReloaded

    Shawty Is Delusional and Needs To Hang It Up.

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    maya Reply:

    @RomanReloaded, Nicki is your fave & you have the nerve to tell someone to hang it up.

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  11. TRP

    When’s Eve’s album coming out?

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    Righteous Reply:

    @TRP, When she done rifling pockets!

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    Righteous Reply:

    @TRP, When she done riflin’ pockets!

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  12. Brittany

    Why don’t you just go back to working st Target

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  13. HeavyHeavy

    well along a the mix tape and the album still drops i don’t care what she wants to call label herself cause the music is good. Love the artwork btw!

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  15. :O

    Everyone knew this chick had bars for days. She was better than Nicki at a point. That’s why everyone is excited she’s done. Including all these “nicki minaj stans”. They clearly knew it was a possibility that the crown that was never really Nicki’s was about to be stolen. Just remember just because AB isn’t repping doesn’t mean Nicki will be relevant a few years from now :)

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    OpD2 Reply:

    @:O,what are you talking about,your comment are lace with ignorant,s.

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    :O Reply:

    @OpD2, Why are you here? Aren’t you a NICKI MINAJ stan? But my fact is ignorant? I like it like it. You come off hella soft. You take constructive criticism as hate. Gimmicks don’t last long. Byeeeeeeee! :)

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  17. StatingFacts

    Azealia, don’t blame your tantrums and childish behavior on social media. You entered the game tweeting and dissing other rappers. NOw that it backfired, you now want to disassociate yourself with the genre you blatantly insulted. The music industry is a starting point to become recognized for the art that you offer. You adapted a Nicki mentality before embracing your audience. You are to blame for your demise.

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  18. DRB

    You don’t even have an album, let alone the back catalogue of success that she needs before she can even consider acting the way she does.

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  19. bitch please

    Thisss bitch is doin the most! She nd to sit her ass down…just like flop ass nicki minaj. Bitch aint even gold

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    JHON DOE Reply:

    @bitch please, Ummm yes she did bew bew check your roster she went gold

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    Nas Reply:

    @JHON DOE, Her debut was platinum by this time. Flop.

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  20. jimscreechie

    I agree with the twitter stance.

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  21. zzzezzy

    since when do you need a certain amount of commercial success before you can speak your mind, have an opinion, and have artistic freedom? that’s whats wrong with the industry and its blind followers.

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  22. MinajRules2012

    She’s poor, black & ugly!!!! She’ll never make it in this industry. EVER!!!

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    hhhhhhaa please! Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, shes richer than you… i agree and disagree to a certain extent quitting twitter is sort of punk move. but i do agree she should stop paying attention to urban media just focus on her craft!

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    ithoughtitoldyouso Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, She did though. Nicki didn’t make it to the industry until she went to a plastic surgeon, starting speaking names she wasn’t signed to, probably fucked wayne, used sex talk, and posed as Kim. >_>

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    fwf Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, your white or something other then black aren’t you MinajRules2012 cause u talk shit about people being black too much!

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  23. maya

    Some of you ppl are REALLY dumb. She’s not leaving music, she just doesn’t want the drama that comes with the industry.

    Most celebs drama always start with twitter and blogs and she’s stepping away from the social media to stay away from that b/c she already has unnecessary beef w| people. Y’all really didn’t get what she was trying to say? smh…

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  24. Love it

    Yuck!!!

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  25. Trinity

    Oh Lord she bashed plastic surgery misfortune Kim, “Lil’ Kim isn’t even the fly innovator she used to be…let alone even half the artist she used to be.So it’s like your saying that girls are copying you..but your not even keeping up.” Read the full at nickieleaks dut com

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  26. kevin

    Big fan, but she needs to stop with drama and dissing people,it won’t help her out in the long run!As for her parting ways with her manager he is too invested in Gaga any way. And music wise she does have the 1991 Ep,Seventeen,Needsumluv,The Chills,Barbie Shit,L8R,Hood Bitch,Jumanji,Fuck Up The Fun,Bsmbi,Runnin,Us,Gimme A Chance,Pussy,Grand Scam,Scissor Sisters featuring her on their song Shady Love, feature on a Major lazer song,M.I.A’s Bad girls remix and Lana Del rey’s remix of Blue Jeans.

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  27. dodo

    desperate for attention..

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  28. BLAZE

    She’s a talented girl just all over the place.Someone needs to sit her down an show her the right way.Cause at this point no one will want to work with her acting like that.I think she needs meds.

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  29. Mal

    C’mon people, You’re just busy wasting your time on saying bad things about a DEVELOPING Artist. Nicki Minaj was also in this same situation where people doubted her. I’m just saying that the road to success ain’t easy.

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  30. MmmHmm

    A LOT OF THESE NEWBIES REALLY DO NEED THE VETS TO BE THERE MENTORS. SHES DEPARTED WAYS FROM 2 MANAGERS & LIKES TO GET INTO TWITTER TROUBLE! IMMATURITY, INSECURITY & PUBLICITY STUNT! SHE NEEDS TO GROW UP!

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  31. EyFresh

    “Just killed another career it’s a mild day!” ROTFLMAO :’D

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    deena Reply:

    @EyFresh, nicki hasn’t killed anything since last year. she more like lost respect from ny and hip hop heads.

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    cOMEaTmEbRO Reply:

    @deena, She didn’t kill anything last year either tho. :\

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    Lisa Reply:

    @EyFresh, What exactly did she kill besides her own career. She released pop single after pop single, us Hip Hop fans don’t claim her. Even Ke$ha is more gangsta than Nicki weak self.

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  32. deena

    at least we still get that mixtape.

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  33. FckYouSaidBXTCH

    Lol ! Bxtch KNEW She Couldnt COMPETE With Nic !

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    rosalina7 Reply:

    @FckYouSaidBXTCH, o_O

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  34. uh....hold up lil boo

    She gonna be servin the kids w/ her house music chile!

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  35. thEbEaUty19

    @:), thank you!!! i dont get it but hey thats just me

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  36. Mentamir

    Alright, shit is fine with me. Her music is dope, I have been listening to that 1991 EP and I will definitely check for her album and mixtape and whatever else she has in store. No one ever has an excuse to be cocky, but you can’t dance around the truth and the truth is that she is talented as hell and has been putting out dope music. That’s what I am interested in, if she doesn’t want to be called a rapper fine. For all I care she doesn’t want to be called an artist, as long as she delivers musically, I am down with her.

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  37. Just sayin

    I dont blame her.. Who wants to be part of such a closed minded one dimensional genre… Hip hop has become to messy and to restricted.. She’s and experimental artist and that’s not welcomed in the boring hip hop community besides ive always thought her singing voice was better

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  38. davyd69

    Who cares about her, I mean she’s nothing in the hip-hop industry and she did nothing to date

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  39. 4eva

    This comment is 4 minaj rules 2012 wat is yor deal y u keep talkin about how black she is.believe it r not this is 1 of the reason y we hav all of these earthquakes and other natural disasters..because god is not happy @ the way u people c eachother

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  40. 4eva

    Y r u black r white y do u care how she looks like is she a spouse, friend r even a family member to u i know shes not so y u keep sayin that keep yor racist and prejudice comments to yorself

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  41. 4eva

    If u hate black so much go live in year 1200 r sumthin and leave
    2012 alone nobody cares about that anymore if yor livin in 2012 goin on 2013 its a shame that people still cares about skin color

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  42. 4eva

    And y would sum body say she will neva make it is it because shes dark skin but excuse me there r alot of dark skin women who made it in this industry..naiomi campbell made it very big in modelling and we all know that’s a industry filled wit white people

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  43. 4eva

    Keisha pulliniam from the cosby show ,foxy brown viola davis, the leader from former group 702 and etc,. all were dark skin and made it in the industry and yes they were stars because thats how we know there names because they are famous

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  44. 4eva

    U can google all of them and find information on them

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    B-Word Reply:

    @4eva, DAMN! You left like 8 comments back to back. -.-

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  46. WOWzer

    a year later… june 10 2013: she still wont have an album out( or a flop album) . no hit singles, only internet buzz, still twitter beefin

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  47. Tamar

    Who cares…

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  48. Nick

    Seems like she’s discovered the dark side of the industry… and trying to get away (which won’t work).

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  49. RallT

    ppl not realizing the girl just put out an ep and soon a mixtape, and a possible album later on. What rap artist today isn’t releasing mixtape before their album?? People need to understand her biggest hit so far has been in Europe and 212 isn’t exactly US rap sound. But you can’t deny she brings something new to music. Maybe the young lady just speaks her mind, I say she better find her niche quick and be herself quick and not let the industry mold her. She’s been getting a lot of attn lately.

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  50. LOL

    Shes done period. I still dont know any of her hits…never seen them on billboard

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  51. stereokiller

    THIS BITCH IS A BITER… MERMAID SHIT IS SOMEONE ELSE’S…NOT SAYING ANY NAMES…BUT THIS BUM SHIT IS THE FARTHEST THING FROM A MERMAID…DUSTY ASS HARLEM HO

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