Azealia Banks delays the release of her debut album until February 2013

Rapper's first LP 'Broke With Expensive Taste' had originally been scheduled to come out in September

Azealia Banks has announced that she has delayed the release of her debut album ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’ until early next year.

The rapper, who plays this weekend’s Reading And Leeds Festivals, had originally said that she would release her debut LP in September, but has now said it won’t emerge until February of next year.

Taking to Twitter to confirm the news, Banks wrote: “‘Broke With Expensive Taste’ will be out first quarter of 2013 on February 12”. This is expected to be the US release date, with the album emerging one day earlier on February 11 in the UK and Europe.

The rapper also said that she had “lots of exciting things happening in between”, but didn’t go into specifics about the reason for the delay.

Azealia Banks is set to embark on an 11-date headline tour of the UK in September and October. The dates kick off at Manchester’s Club Academy on September 28 and run until October 12, when the rapper plays London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire.

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