July 10, 2014 20:20
Azealia Banks reportedly 'free' from Interscope recording contract Azealia Banks Tickets
The '212' rapper took to Twitter earlier this year begging to be dropped by the label
As Spin reports, the New York rapper tweeted earlier today (July 10) saying she was free from the contract. No official confirmation from her publicist or management has been reported as yet.
In the tweet, Banks said: "IM ABOUT TO GET OUT OF MY DEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THATS THE BIG SURPRISE!!!!! ... I'S IS FREE!!!!!! ... I'm feeling like miss celie at the end of color purple. ... Free at last. ... FUCK IT UP KUNTZ YAAAAAAAAAAAAS ... Me right now. #misscelie http://instagram.com/p/qR9Nq3n1Z1/."
In January this year, Banks took to Twitter to beg the label to drop her. At the time, she posted messages on the social networking site that read: "I REALLY should have signed with Sony." She quickly followed this up by asking: "Can someone at Sony buy me off of Universal please?? i'm really in hell here."
Later, she wrote: "I would literally give anything to be on XL right now" referring to her time on a development deal on Richard Russell's label. Her involvement with the label ended with Banks telling Self-Titled magazine: "Richard was cool, but as soon as I didn't want to use his beats, it got real sour. He wound up calling me 'amateur' and shit, and the XL interns started talking shit about me. It just got real fucking funny. I was like, 'I didn't come here for a date. I came here to cut some fucking records.' I got turned off on the music industry and disappeared for a bit. I went into a bit of a depression."
Banks' debut album 'Broke With Expensive Taste' was expected to be released in March 2014 but has still yet to be materialise. The release of the record has been pushed back several times already since Banks broke through with her track '212'. It is currently not known when the album will be available.
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