Trail-blazing femcee Azealia Banks may have yet to drop her first studio album, however that hasn’t stopped her from making many a headline – the latest of which surrounds her management.
This April saw the ‘212’ rapper announce that she has inked a lucrative deal with the Atom Factory – the management company owned by Troy Carter steers the careers of Lady GaGa, Mindless Behavior, and more.
However, in a statement to Billboard Biz today, Carter reveals that he and Banks are no longer working together:
“I can confirm that I ended the business relationship with Azealia last month on very amicable terms. She’s incredibly talented and I wish her nothing short of an amazing career.”
The report went on to confirm that the 21 year old, who is signed to Interscope musically, is currently without management and is seeking representation.
I guess that explains the multitude of mixtapes and EP’s. Still, there’s no harm; for given her immense buzz, this is likely just the calm before the storm. Indeed, a certain Nicki Minaj encountered a strikingly similar situation starting out; one which saw her bounce from management with Waka Flaka‘s mother, to Diddy, to ironically Troy Carter, to her current predicament. So for Azealia, it’s simply a case of getting one’s “business” right before serving the “business” on the charts.