Azealia Banks: ‘I’m hanging up my fighting gloves; I’m done with cursing people now’

The singer previously had been involved in a series of public spats with various celebrities

Azealia Banks has spoken about her very public series of celebrity spats, saying that she is “done with that” now and wants to “hang up [her] fighting gloves”.

In an exclusive new interview in this week’s issue of NME, which is available on newsstands and digitally now, Banks spoke about the incidents – which saw her publically insult a host of musicians including Lily Allen, Disclosure, Iggy Azalea and TI.

“Am I hanging up my fighting gloves? Yeah. I’m a lady. I don’t wanna be dealing with that,” she said when asked if she was intending to calm down now her long-awaited debut ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’ has finally been released. She added: “Now, when you feel the adrenaline going, you stop yourself. I’m done with that. I’ve done it already. You’ve seen me curse people out. Let’s do something else now.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Banks also opened up about her friendship with Ariel Pink and Lana Del Rey and how she “jacked other peoples’ shit” (i.e. stole other peoples’ songs) for the record by using the sample and then emailing them after saying, “I made your song really awesome. Can I have this now?”

‘Broke With Expensive Taste’ was finally released after several delays on November 6.

Having split with Universal subsidiary label Interscope after a lengthy dispute in which the rapper begged for Sony to “buy [her] off of Universal”, the record was eventually surprise released via iTunes.