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

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

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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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