Azealia Banks blasts Australian audiences as ‘violent’ and ‘terrible crowds to play for’

The '212' rapper went on to describe fans as 'violent and belligerent'

Azealia Banks has criticised “violent” Australian audiences for being “terrible crowds to play for” in a series of messages posted online.

With the rapper playing at Splendour in the Grass festival in Byron Bay, New South Wales over the weekend, a local journalist tweeted at Banks congratulating her on “completing her first ever full Australian concert”.

The tweet referred to Banks walking out on performances in Sydney and Melbourne during 2013 when audiences threw items on stage.

Banks responded to the tweet by replying that Australian festival audiences are “terrible crowds to play for”, labelling them as “violent and belligerent”.

The star added that she “would’ve walked off stage had someone thrown something” and that the outings down under are “never really worth the trip”.

See the tweets below.

http://storify.com/nmemagazine/azealia-banks-on-australian-festivals

Meanwhile, Banks recently weighed in on the recent public feud between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift, which saw Minaj accusing Swift of defending the “racist media” following the recent MTV VMA nominations.

Rapper Banks alluded to the dispute in a series of tweets, claiming that all her videos “deserve VMAs” and her album “deserves a Grammy”.

She added: “I’ll never get one because America doesn’t like opinionated black women… Poor me”.
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