Azealia Banks Brings Mermaid Ball to L.A. [Video]

Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks made waves when her Mermaid Ball took over The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood on Saturday night. Following sets from Maluca, Gita, Kingdom, Charli XCX, Rye Rye, and more, the hip-hop dynamo lit up the stage in a scandalous fuchsia show-stopper with starfish pasties that would make the Little Mermaid blush.

With the words “Fantasea” spelled out in balloons over the stage, Banks kicked off her 45-minute set with “Fuck Up the Fun.” She performed “Liquorice” off her EP 1991 and new material from her mixtape Fantasea including “Jumanji,” “Aquababe,” and the Montell Jordan-sampled “Esta Noche.” Blasts of confetti fell from the sky onto the sea of fans as she closed with her salacious single “212.”

Watch highlights from her splashy set below.

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49 Comments

  1. HollywoodKim

    EVERYBODY WANNA FEMALE RAPPER LIKE KIM NONE OF THESE BIT#$% GOT SWAGGA LIKE KIM #SMH

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    ThaManneQuin Reply:

    @HollywoodKim, kim doesnt even have her old face or old body! this “new lil kim ” has no swagga or is not going to sell any albums like before ! go take your several seats GRANDMA

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    BoojieKid Reply:

    @ThaManneQuin, Okay!

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    coMEaTmEbRO Reply:

    @ThaManneQuin, Does her face or “old look” matter tho?

    Michael Jackson didn’t have his “old look” but that didn’t stop him from being one of the biggest artist today.

    Your comment was just stupid AF!

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    NICKIFAN101 Reply:

    @HollywoodKim, its true though… Kim was doing the mermaid look back in 99… and now Azealia is doing it.. I like them both still.

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  2. Marsha

    It looks like she put on one hell of a show! I wish I was there, but these videos are the next best thing :)

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @Marsha, You’re kidding right? She did put on a hell of a show, by looking a HOT MESS!!! And they say Queen Minaj is the Kim clone, at least Nicki makes it look BETTER, this girl is a disgrace to rap with this mess she’s wearing. Bye Ms. Banks.

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    MinajSucks2012 Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Get outta here hoe.

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    abz Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, how you a disgrace to “rap” by whar you wear? The I guess your a disgrace to humanity?

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  3. Braulio Cesar

    She is getting a lot of hype…..hope she aint no illuminati chick!

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    Tbozfan10 Reply:

    @Braulio Cesar, The truth doesn’t really matter being that people like you are on a witch hunt and if you want to tear someone down you will play this “illuminati” card on them. You heard 1 too many fairy tales as a child.

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  4. Coco Latt'e Best female Rapper

    Her performance look boring as hell! it looks like theres wasnt allot of people in ther.

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  5. Leggo

    A mess

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  6. OpD2

    she doing her.

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  7. opps i did it again :)

    ……… Wtf is she wearing ?? I love her ep and mixtape but we need to get her a stylist ASAP LOL she is a great performer though

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  8. Replay

    ugly as fuck

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  9. Samson

    I actually think this wasn’t that bad, notice she used PLAYBACK as well for all the people that hound NICKI because of PLAYBACK. But it was a fair performance.

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  10. cha

    her body is so boring.

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    flysly Reply:

    @cha, AGREED!

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    DRB Reply:

    @flysly, Should she go buy new boobs, hips, butt, nose, and teeth? Did I miss anything?

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    Ok Reply:

    @DRB, the she will really be on that lil Kim status

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    Tbozfan10 Reply:

    @cha, Damn you are truly pathetic and sexist. Apparently all you really care about is what a female artist’s body looks like and not much else. Maybe you should watch porn instead of music performances.

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  11. This_isPJ

    Yikes!!!! I like liqourice so I need a better performance than that

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  12. roman

    she KILLED IT last night! DOPE stage energy!

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  13. DRB

    Don’t make a joke out of yourself before the music has even had a chance to speak for you. Put some clothes on and show people what you have to offer and why they should support your budding career.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    @DRB, I Cosign that, this girl does have talent but by her dressing like that is a distraction.

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  14. MinjaRule2012part2

    boring ass performance, she need to put some damn clothes on and her outfit is so ugly as hell. AIn’t nobody hating so stfu

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @MinjaRule2012part2, Agreed family! She is horrible, Poor BLACK & UGLY!!! She looks like Khia’s daughter.

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    QUEEN AZEALIA BANKS IS THE GREATEST FEMALE RAPPER EVER, AND YA'LL N- WITH BAD TASTE WILL DEAL Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, you u reply on your own post. dumb b!tch

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    Tbozfan10 Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, You’re clearly a racist bitch so why are u commenting on rap music anyway?

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  15. Phoenix Wright

    Love it!

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  16. MinjaRules2012part2

    ugly outfit put some clothes on, boring ass Performance

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  17. Outspoken

    Such a gorgeous smile

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  18. damn

    this is the kinda shit lil kim don’t like… bitches completely rippin off her image, smh

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  19. jms

    I like that Azealia has HER OWN STYLE. Hate the Lil Kim comparisons. Azealia raps faster and is doing it with the Mermaid theme which Lil Kim did not do.

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    Tbozfan10 Reply:

    @jms, Kim couldn’t rap fast if her life depended on it lol

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  20. bloopbitch

    Azealia banks is nothing like nicki min aj or lil kim. she is amazing artist people often callin her the new missy elliot or lauryn Hill.. lil kim career is basically over she gettin old. & nicki minaj also she gettin played out and she is becoming more pop than anything nicki is doing more autotune singing then rapping …

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  21. QUEEN AZEALIA BANKS IS THE GREATEST FEMALE RAPPER EVER, AND YA'LL N- WITH BAD TASTE WILL DEAL

    She looks cute, classy & sexy. Ricky Garbaj better take notes.

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    Pucci Reply:

    @QUEEN AZEALIA BANKS IS THE GREATEST FEMALE RAPPER EVER, AND YA’LL N- WITH BAD TASTE WILL DEAL,

    Take notes for what? Are we delusional now? Sweetie, when Azelia Banks makes the strides that Nicki has in her career 2 years from now, then you can talk. Oh & by the way your QUEEN is looking an awful like Lil Kim, but that’s all I’ll say about that.

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    queen bitch baby!! Reply:

    @Pucci, you busted hot ass mess,

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  22. dee gee

    I was at this show. Chick made us wait 5 hours for her 40 minute set. Her song sucks. Go away, please!

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    queen bitch baby!! Reply:

    @dee gee, lmao, it looks horrible, po baby waited 5 hours to see a hot ass mess, sorry for your pain

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    ? Reply:

    @dee gee, why would you go to an Azealia Banks-headlining event if you don’t like her songs?

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  23. Pucci

    I wonder what will happen when and if Azelia Banks blows up and becomes a major star? Will there be Lil Kim comparisons for her as well? Cause this reads Lil Kim to me. From the pasties, to the hair, to even the performance. ctfu, and ppl say Nicki Minaj is a Lil Kim clone? gtfoh!

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    dere-oke Reply:

    @Pucci, i mean at the end of the day azealia said she was gunna steal all of lil kim’s fashion and bite her completely and not give her any credit… just because lil kim anit work with her on a song. so lil pim lol is dead to me…..

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  24. BobbyBorisovvv

    I don’t know why are you arguing. I would still f–k that though. lol

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  25. Jonny

    She looks stiff and boring. The music is good tho.

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  26. Tbozfan10

    Okay now. So where is lil Kim now huh? I’m sure she would think she “swagger-jacked” her 1999 look at the VMA’s right? And Azealea Banks really put kims ass on blast on twitter. Yet lil Kimberly said nothing at all. This just goes to show the hypocrisy of lil Kim. She clearly doesn’t like female rap artists when they take off and remind her she ain’t the top female in the rap game any more! Because Azalea came for her a hell of a lot harder than nicki EVER supposedly did in her ’07 ’08 mixtapes (with little evidence she was even talking about Kim especially since she gave her a nice shout-out on one of the tracks) and this outfit by azalea is clearly influenced by Kim’s most famous look with the infamous pasty. Yet Kim is silent. Just more proof that team minaj was right all along.

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    coMEaTmEbRO Reply:

    @Tbozfan10, Why do you continue to reach when clearly there’s NOTHING there? Lil’ Kim said herself that there was NO situation with Banks. There was NO song in the works or anything, she knows NOTHING about Banks.
    You say Lil’ Kim doesn’t like female rappers but she sure as hell brought out Missy, Eve, Babs, Lady Of Rage, Shawnna, Lil Mama, Somaya, Peppa and Da Brat on her tour. Not to mention her being GOOD friends with Lola Monroe, and Trina. You little monkeys keep trying to make Kim look like some “bitter” bitch when that’s not even the problem. I’m pretty sure Kim has no problem with Banks jacking her style, and she said herself she had no problem with Nicki jacking her style, the only problem with Nicki was her MOUTH! If she wasn’t throwing shots then the situation would have never been what it is today. Why would Kim get mad because their taking her style? That would obviously mean their influenced by her, including YOUR FAV.

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