Azealia Banks says she’s quitting rap to become a singer

The rapper made the claims in a Facebook post

Azealia Banks has said that she’s planning to quit rap to become a singer.

In a Facebook post, the rapper said that she was ‘tired of being that girl’ after a series of high profile feuds with singers including Zayn Malik, and claimed that she only took up rap after her acting career failed to launch.

She’s now planning to drop her surname, and ditch rap altogether.


“I’m honestly tired of rapping, the rap scene and the whole rap-girl persona. Considering dropping my last name and just going by “Azealia” and not rap for a while”, she wrote on Facebook.

“I’m really tired of being that girl. It’s not me. Remember, I only started rapping because my acting career wasn’t moving as quickly as i wanted it to.

“Rap has been SUCH diversion for me, and it’s probably the reason i feel so lost and off my path. I’ve done great things with Rap, but only because it pays my bills. I would much rather sing and act and never rap again. I don’t want to be a rapper anymore.”

But she has touring commitments to complete before changing her direction, having released the ‘Slay-Z’ mixtape in March.


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