Azealia Banks is making it pretty damn clear that she’s not afraid to let everyone know exactly how she’s feeling. In less than 24 hours, she put both Kreayshawn and her former label, XL Recordings, on blast.
In terms of Kreayshawn, Banks caught feelings when she saw the pint-sized West Coast rapper retweet a porn site’s Twitter account that had tweeted out the video for “212.” Among other things, Banks called Kreayshawn a bitch (and a slut) who can’t rap, which surprised Kreayshawn who said she was just trying to support an artist she liked. Her fandom quickly ended, though: “Come on you mad because I retweeted your link? Because I like your music? Pffff get outta here! Not a fan anymore.”
As if all that wasn’t enough, Banks opened fire on her old label, XL, in two separate interviews with the BBC and Self-Titled. Here’s a rather quotable portion of her story in the latter:
“As soon as I started putting out tracks I was getting attention. Diplo kept talking about me, and that’s when XL hit me up. They flew me out to London, and the original idea was to have me work with [label founder] Richard Russell, and I got signed to this development deal. Richard was cool, but as soon as I didn’t want to use his beats, it got real sour. He wound up calling me ‘amateur’ and shit, and the XL interns started talking shit about me. It just got real fucking funny. I was like, ‘I didn’t come here for a date. I came here to cut some fucking records.’ I got turned off on the music industry and disappeared for a bit. I went into a bit of a depression.”
Yikes. Still, all this will do is continue to build buzz and lead people to thinking that the label system is indeed flawed because shit like this happens. I’m not saying it isn’t, I’m just stating the obvious. Oh, and Banks is apparently playing Coachella this year.[P4K/TDS]