Azealia Banks: ‘I Will Never Release A Body Of Work Again, You Don’t Deserve It’

Published: Saturday 22nd Jun 2019 by Sam

Once one of music’s most promising prospects, Azealia Banks has seen the volume of  her buzz drastically drop in the years since she blazed the scene with ‘212.’

Many would agree that label issues were initially the cause, yet most would also concur with the sentiment that her own volatile antics sealed the deal.

She says otherwise, though.

Because in a new rant explaining why she won’t be releasing any more bodies of work, the ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’ femcee not only lays the blame at the feet of society, she adds that it doesn’t deserve her best efforts.

Her words below…

Via Instagram, Banks wrote:

She went on to add…

Stop asking. I’m clearly not ever going to release music again. I’m entirely too good for 3/4 of the public. They don’t deserve me and I don’t deserve to have my life’s purpose attached to “having to work three times as hard as a white woman” lmfao FOH. How about I don’t work at all , collect ebt and make a multi million dollar sh*t talk YouTube channel effectively making an exponentially higher amount of money than I’d make “working three times as hard” . . . If you cannot tell by now, Azealia Banks has been trying her hardest to hack the “three times as hard as a white woman code” …. some of you may see it as stupidity but I cannot , have not and will never accept that as a rule of my life, I will actually do the exact opposite in order to disrupt whatever spiritual warfare there is attached to that “three times as hard” ideology…. that is not an original black womans thought ….. that is something she has been taught and something I’ve dedicated my life to undoing. Although I was naturally born an exceptionally talented being, it behooves me to exhibit normalcy and humanity outside of being the stellar *over achieving negress* American social archetype each and every one of your favorite black female celebrities are. Even if I must underachieve or be mediocre… I will do so in order for the greater white society to UNDERSTAND, that my existence is NEVER EVER for their comfort, entertainment or consumption. The way whiteness engages with black entertainers is still not sterile enough for me to want to engage at that level. I want the special American psychopath pass given to Quentin Tarantino … until then you can read my rants and listen to the one song I drop a year. 🤷🏽‍♀️

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While Azealia has consistently raised noteworthy points about race and gender inequality, she far too often neglects to reflect on how her own actions have pierced her potential.

It’s all sorts of wack to put her inability to sell on the wider society when – for a lengthy spell of time – she was being hailed and propped up for the very things she says aren’t being embraced: her undeniable talent and beautiful aesthetic.

And yet she would frustratingly squander so much of her momentum with pointless social media spats, unprovoked artist lashings, and slamming the very creatives she’d collaborate with. She’s ironically even used racist lingo in beefs with other minorities. So, in an industry where one’s network is very much their net-worth, she’s functioning as an erratic army of one and isn’t making much headway because of it.

Add to that the ritualistic breaking of chicken necks and selling of bleaching creams (in today’s hyper-woke era) and her predicament is pretty self explanatory.

For years, we’ve long signed off such stories with the hope that she’ll get her ish together. But, at this point, does it even matter anymore?

Your thoughts?

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  1. MiamiMel June 22, 2019

    Okay bye then.

    • Fancy BISH June 22, 2019

      lol, exactly! I was listening to Breathe Again by the legendary Toni Braxton when I read your comment and busted out laughing 🤣 Miss Banks thinks her music is essential? GWORL BYE.

    • Jasmine June 22, 2019

      She should get some mental help

  2. SMH June 22, 2019

    Sorry, who is she again?

    • China June 22, 2019

      Exactly. She’s unlikeable and over-rated. The public does NOT like her because she has BAD ENERGY and Corny

  3. Clarkson June 22, 2019

    I understand her. Fans keep clamouring, WE WANT NEW MUSIC, WE WANT NEW MUSIC, but when the artiste releases new music, nobody buys it. Perfect example is Christina Aguilera last album. U guys kept on screaming we want new music, she finally released new music and u guys didnt buy it, it’s very discouraging as an artiste. That’s why she rather just be a judge on a talent show, it pays more with less stress.

    • Jay June 22, 2019

      Artist* not artiste lmfao the aren’t French. And azealia banks lost her fan base because of her mouth simple as that. They are not enough fans so the ones that do ask probably still buy the music she just isn’t getting enough sales cause she doesn’t have much of a fan base anymore.

      • Jay June 22, 2019

        Artist* not artiste lmfao they aren’t French. And azealia banks lost her fan base because of her mouth simple as that. There are not enough fans so the ones that do ask probably still buy the music she just isn’t getting enough sales cause she doesn’t have much of a fan base anymore.

  4. I love big black cox June 22, 2019

    Bye Felicia. R.I.P to u then

  5. Echo June 22, 2019

    Hopefully she keeps her promise.

  6. Caribbean Native June 22, 2019

    She’s right y’all don’t deserve here she’s excellent and y’all like trash like Cardi

    • Nicki Maraj June 22, 2019

      She definitely more talented then CardiB bought this new generation doesn’t appreciate talent so we will never have another Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Nicki Minaj or JayZ where stuck with BlueFace & Lil Nas and Fraudie B

      • Long1 June 22, 2019

        ]LMAOOOOOOO!
        YEA, OK….. SMOKE SOME MORE.

  7. Haterz Gon‘ Hate June 22, 2019

    I mean – she has a point – but as usual it’s lost in the toxicity of her approach to highlighting societal challenges for blacks.

    Yes – Beyoncé works 6 x‘s harder than the average white female (Gaga, Britney, Madonna and JLo are not average Pop stars btw) but that’s more intrinsic to Beyoncé’s personal work ethic to create work of a certain standard she can be proud of.

    Yes Beyoncé knows it’s consumed by whites and senior industry whites have high expectations of her – but at the end of the day Beyoncé wants to be proud of her brand and legacy. Some of these average White Pop chicks just chillin‘ and doing the least for their art.

    So Azellia crying about people not being worthy and taking an easy route to make her millions is her choice for her brand – good luck with that – really, she would be better off going to a desert island and doing a radio show for grains of sand – because that’s about as much as she’s worthy of entertaining these days.

    • Gworl Bye June 22, 2019

      Chile shut up. beyonce doesn’t work any harder than anybody else thats in this business, shes not God. you fleas find any excuse to bring her overrated ass into any conversation. FOHWTBS.

      • Haterz Gon‘ Hate June 22, 2019

        Bwahahahahhaha – you Must Be 11. the world over is aware of Beyoncé’s work ethic. You’re just salty your fave could never.

  8. Alicia June 22, 2019

    The music industry is a business where people come together and make great things happen for people of all walks of life to enjoy. It is an art form that may or may not make you money. There are even blended families who go through a lot but that doesn’t stop us from loving, caring and supporting one another in everything we do. Unfortunately, Banks is stuck in the past which makes her weak in a business field; so yes, people will turn her down to do great things. Move on and get it together or go home and sulk for eternity. This is life and you only have one!

  9. Russell Crowe Did What He Had To Do To Azealia (lol) June 22, 2019

    She is mad that JoJo Siwa’s big a$$ bow tie on her head is getting more love in the streets than she is…lol. Face it Azealia, you already messed up your public image. You will never have a Fenty Beauty, Beyonce Netflix Deal or even JoJo Siwa’s bedazzled trinkets. What you will have is a Subway sandwich and a dream walking down Hollywood Blvd. Be sure not to step too hard on the real stars on the walk of fame.

    • Bedazzled see what June 23, 2019

      Uff

  10. Baddieb June 22, 2019

    She’s such a loser

  11. Ariana Grande June 22, 2019

    keep it bro

  12. Nunya June 22, 2019

    If being angry, overrated, a mediocre talent, contradictory and adept at causing self inflicted wounds means that this person will never release anymore trash music fantastic. Whatever it takes to make her keep her music to herself I’m on board with her decision.

  13. XxNotSoNicexX June 22, 2019

    I used to love Azealia. I wouldn’t say her music is relatable, but there’s substance there. She fails to realize her failure to launch is derivative of her toxic behavior. She bashes all of our favs, ones we can identify with. Well hell yeah, we are gonna take that s*** personal. If her music comes contingent with her negatively, she can keep it. Pandora’s Box that ish. Her bad attitude is fat AF

    • Skyler Grey June 23, 2019

      PREACH!!! This is literally what everyone feels like!! The only person who held her back was herself. Most people hate her because she’s dissed all their favourite celebrities. I personally don’t like her because she’s dissed Lady Gaga, Iggy Azalea & Troye Sivan (all my faves).

  14. Jen June 23, 2019

    Banks just isn’t the pioneer she thinks she Is; she made one interesting video and a plethora of garbage songs/videos. When the music is outstanding, people will listen, and she got enough play with those mediocre songs that if any were really special either lyrically or musically, they would have found their way to the charts. Fact is that her dancing in front of the Manhattan criminal court building video, ad well as that cowboy crap song, and her latest where she dances in what looks like an empty warehouse – it’s garbage music we’ve all heard before and nothing about it stood out as unique or special. Someone tell this mouthy and talentless fool to sit the hell down and accept that she had an opening- an opportunity to shine and achieve success, and she just wasn’t good enough To compete with the big girls. Race has nothing to do with it. She’s a bitter, jealous, nobody.

  15. Skyler June 23, 2019

    Literally the only person who held her back was herself. Most people hate her because she’s dissed all their favourite celebrities. I personally don’t like her because she’s dissed Lady Gaga, Iggy Azalea & Troye Sivan (all my faves). I’m sure most people will have the same opinion of “I don’t like her because she came for my idols ____, ____ & _______ unprovoked.” or “her negative attitude bothers me”.

  16. Skyler June 23, 2019

    Literally the only person who held her back was herself. Most people hate her because she’s dissed all their favourite celebrities. I personally don’t like her because she’s dissed Lady Gaga, Iggy Azalea & Troye Sivan (all my faves). I’m sure most people will have the same opinion of “I don’t like her because she came for my idols ____, ____ & _______ unprovoked.” or “her negative attitude bothers me”…

  17. Brklyn June 23, 2019

    Azealia Banks is a prime example of a talented artist who got in their own way. Time and time again she has fought unnecessary battles. When you get in a twitter fight with Lana del Ray and lose I just smh. She is now relegated to the category of artists that could have been.

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