Azealia Banks promises ‘no more ghetto mixes’ as she delays new EP ‘1991’

Rapper says she has a bigger budget for new material after switching management

Azealia Banks has delayed the release of her new EP ‘1991’ – claiming she’s going to re-record the material after securing a “bigger budget”.

The rapper confirmed the hold-up in a series of tweets, where she revealed she had recently taken on new management, meaning she’s got “a whole new set of resources to take advantage of”.

“For all you asking, ‘1991’ is getting delayed.. AGAIN,” she wrote, before adding:

The ‘212’ rapper is still scheduled to release her debut album ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’, which she’s been working on with producer Paul Epworth, in September. Last month she debuted new track ‘Fuck Up The Fun’, a collaboration with Diplo, online – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to listen.

To read an exclusive interview with Diplo, where he talks about working with Banks on a number of tracks over the past few years, pick up the new issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands and available digitally from tomorrow (April 18).