Azealia Banks cancels festival performances because of 'severe throat infection'

The rapper will no longer be appearing at Lollapalooza in Chicago and Osheaga in Quebec this weekend

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Azealia Banks has had to cancel all her scheduled festival performances this coming weekend because of a 'severe throat infection'.

The rapper will no longer be playing Lollapalooza in Chicago and Osheaga in Quebec. Frank Ocean has also pulled his Osheaga performance after tearing a vocal chord while on tour in Australia. Miguel and Deap Vally have now been added to the Osheaga line-up and Phox to the Lollapalooza bill.

Last month Lily Allen mocked Azealia Banks for taking so long to release her debut album. Responding to being branded a "one-hit wonder" by Allen during their first Twitter spat, in which Banks called Allen's children "ugly" and accused her of being addicted to cocaine, the rapper tweeted: "One hit, but am certainly NOT a wonder. Just played for 70k at glasto, critics STILL eagerly anticipating my debut. Suck on that hoe!"

Rising to the bait, Allen tweeted a picture of herself performing on Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage in 2009 before adding:
Retaliating, Banks tweeted that "Lily Allen is promoting the fuck out of Azealia Banks right now" before again claiming that Allen's husband Sam Cooper looks like a thumb.

Lily Allen recently revealed that she might release a new album in March of next year. The LP will be her third and the follow-up to 2009's 'It's Not Me, It's You'. The singer told the Sunday People: "I'm really enjoying writing it and hope it will be ready for March. It is very different to what I've done before."

Lily Allen gave birth to a baby girl named Marnie on January 8 of this year. Marnie is Allen's second child following the birth of daughter Ethel in 2011.

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