Azealia Banks ‘begs’ to be dropped by Universal on Twitter

The outspoken New York rapper makes fresh outburst online

Azealia Banks has slated her label Universal in a fresh Twitter rant this afternoon (January 26).

The New York rapper is known for not shying away from causing controversy on her social media channels and has been at the centre of many spats including heated arguments with Perez Hilton and Angel Haze.

Banks started tweeting about her dissatisfaction with her current label this afternoon, with an initial tweet declaring: “I REALLY should have signed with Sony.” She quickly followed this up by asking: “Can someone at Sony buy me off of Universal please?? i’m really in hell here.”

Later, she wrote: “I would literally give anything to be on XL right now” referring to her time on a development deal on Richard Russell’s label, which ended with Banks telling Self-Titled magazine: “Richard was cool, but as soon as I didn’t want to use his beats, it got real sour. He wound up calling me ‘amateur’ and shit, and the XL interns started talking shit about me. It just got real fucking funny. I was like, ‘I didn’t come here for a date. I came here to cut some fucking records.’ I got turned off on the music industry and disappeared for a bit. I went into a bit of a depression.”

Banks’ much-delayed debut album ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’ is expected to be released in March. Read Banks’ tweets below: