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Azealia Banks Says She Wouldn’t Work With Beyonce / Says Female Artists Are Pressured To Win The Approval Of Gay Men

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Longing for Beyonce and Azealia Banks to team up and release sweet music together? Well stop, for it’ll never happen.

That’s right, after rumours linked the pair to a collaboration with Rihanna and Lady GaGa  before the release of her debut album, Banks has revealed that she wouldn’t work with Beyonce if given the chance, revealing that she’d rather collaborate with the aforementioned Riri.

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Azealia Banks Announces Release Of Double Disk Album

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In July 2012, Azealia Banks delivered the ‘Fantasea‘ mixtape, the Diplo backed mixtape responsible for the Pop fan favourite ‘Luxury.

Now, months after the surprise release of her debut album, Banks has revealed that it is to be followed by a double disk project that will serve as the second part to the aforementioned mixtape.

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Azealia Banks Battles Backlash After Week Long Rant Against “Gay Media”

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‘ATM Jam’ rapstress Azealia Banks cashes in yet again on the free publicity of angered social media users with her most recent Twitter tirade.

This time aimed at people who have slammed her past homophobic remarks, Banks’ latest comments follow a week long attack on “gay media” and supporters who have hurled insults her way for her reckless use of gay slurs.

Following the “white-face” controversy incited by the photo seen above, tuck in below to see what fury the femcee is igniting now to have Twitter all abuzz:

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Hot Shot: Azealia Banks Hits Studio With Dr. Luke

Is Katy Perry Producer Helping Rapper Go Mainstream?

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Is Azealia Banks baking new mainstream material?

That’s the question on the lips of fans after the eclectic femcee was photoed posing it up with hit vendor Dr. Luke (centre) last night.

It’s not known what the ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’ rapper was recording, but producers Rock City (also pictured) shared the shot with the caption:

@_cirkut @anythingill @thedoctorluke @AzealiaBanksAnd Me Theron Theron If Yall Only Knew#RightAboutNow #WeComing #WeWorking#WhatDreamsAreMadeOf

Given Banks’ vocal stance on the Pop-ier lean of some of her contemporaries, her pairing with Luke and co does make for an interesting development.

That said, we’re all for it. Because while we appreciate the uniqueness of her talent, we’re realists about the fact that hits facilitate longevity and hits require structure – something Azealia’s music often lacks.

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Did You Miss It?: Azealia Banks Goes On Anti-Christianity Rant / Slams Lupe Fiasco In Twitter Tussle

 

When there are buttons to be pressed be sure to know that Azealia Banks is there to press them.

With an arsenal of 140 characters, Twitter has become a war zone for the rap diva’s antics and oft-controversial thoughts on everything – especially social issues.  While fans were still in her corner after her emotional Hot 97 interview, some of them have seen their support wane as the ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’ beauty continues to offer random rants on the social media site.

This weekend alone she sparred with Lupe Fiasco (who also found himself in a Twitter tussle with Kid Cudi) and fans who did not support her unceremonious slamming of Christianity.

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Azealia Banks Shares Thoughts On Disappointing Remarks Made By Kendrick Lamar

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Disappointing might be one word to describe Kendrick Lamar today, set to surprise some fans with a remark he made on the treatment of ethnic minorities during a recent interview with ‘Billboard.’

I wish somebody would look in our neighbourhood knowing that it’s already a situation, mentally, where it’s f—ed up. What happened to [Michael Brown] should’ve never happened. Never. But when we don’t have respect for ourselves, how do we expect them to respect us? It starts from within. Don’t start with just a rally, don’t start from looting — it starts from within.

Accused of suggesting that African-Americans who “don’t have respect” for themselves are deserving of the discrimination they’re said to face, it wasn’t long before Lamar found himself on the receiving end of remarks made by ‘Chips’ rapper Azealia Banks.

What she had to say on Lamar’s comment?

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Everybody Hates Iggy Azalea…But Why?

Has "winning" caused Iggy to lose hip hop's respect?

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Some of rap history’s biggest sellers, from Nicki Minaj and Rick Ross to Nelly, Pitbull, and Flo Rida have all had their rap (and street) credibility questioned at one point in their careers.  None listed, however, were rebuked with the intensity of criticism like that aimed at Iggy Azalea.

From barely a buzz to a bulls-eye, she went from obscurity to enemy #1 in just a year.

Besides the unique position of being a white female emcee from Australia who rapped with a southern U.S. accent, not much else surrounded the newcomer’s name initially. In fact, this time last year she seemed poised to take rank with the many other unsung female rappers trying to find a place in the male-dominated game.

Despite backing from one of the genre’s frontrunners (T.I.) and a number of well-prepared videos to boot, success would not knock on the rapstress’s door until the unveiling of the pop-cloaked number ‘Fancy’ and its ‘Clueless’-themed music video. In conjunction with a timely “assistant role” on rising pop starlet Ariana Grande‘s hit ‘Problem,’ Iggy, seemingly out of nowhere, was thrust to the top of mainstream music consciousness.

Undoubtedly a dream come true for any female rapper, especially a Caucasian one traipsing a path so many before her had failed (see:  Sarai, Kreayshawn), that dream would prove itself a nightmare as all but the very genre she pursued would openly embrace her.

Has “winning” caused Iggy to lose hip hop’s respect?
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