Disclosure respond to Azealia Banks dropping their collaboration from her debut album

Dance duo say they apologised to MC following initial reports of their collaboration

Disclosure respond to Azealia Banks dropping their collaboration from her debut album

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Disclosure have responded to Azealia Banks claiming that she dropped a collaboration they worked on from her debut album because the duo were rude.

As reported previously, the rapper said that she may leak the track in the future after being dissappointed with what Disclosure said about her in the press when she revealed they were working together. She added that she wasn't upset it wouldn't be on the LP as she had "much better stuff" on the record.

Now, in a new interview with Triple J, brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence have said they don't care if Banks does leak the song as stated that they had already apologised to the rapper and revealed the song they worked on does not even have a chorus yet.

"I don't give a damn if she leaks it," Howard Howard told the Australian radio station. Jokingly, he said: "We're actually terrible, terrible people. Have you seen the interview where we were rude? It was so bad compared to what she said."

"We just wrote the first verse and a build-up - there wasn't a chorus - and she kind of took it away," brother Guy adds. "Then she thought we were rude in that interview, but we apologised and everything. It didn't seem to matter that we apologised ... We made the beat on the way there in the car, so I don't give a damn if she uses it. Whatever. Maybe when I said [in the interview] that she's 'taken to it quite heavily', it came across as rude - but what I meant was that whenever we've worked with anyone in the past, we just keep it secret. Because if nothing comes of the session, nobody's disappointed. But if you build all the hype before, then you have to deliver an amazing song."

'Broke With Expensive Taste', was originally scheduled for release in September 2012 but has since been delayed on several occasions. The rapper has recently revealed that is now due to come out next January (2014).

Banks is expected to debut songs from the album during her one-off headline gig at London's O2 Academy Brixton on November 30.

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