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Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks is a rapper-singer whose undeniable talent on the mic is often overshadowed by her confrontational personal style. Born in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood in 1991, Banks escaped a difficult childhood by pursuing her love of musical theater. She dropped out of high school and sought a recording career. After several stops and starts, she self-released her debut single, ‘212,’ in 2011. Early the next year, she announced that her debut studio album would be titled ‘Broke With Expensive Taste.’ The album, which finally dropped in late 2014, included the singles ‘Yung Rapunxel’ and ‘ATM Jam,’ featuring Pharrell. The outspoken and brash Banks continues to make headlines for her public beefs with several other celebrities, most notably Iggy Azalea and Lady Gaga.

Selected discography: '1991' EP (2012), 'Fantasea' mixtape (2012), 'Broke With Expensive Taste' (2014)
Related artists: Pharrell Williams, Rihanna, Beyonce
Further reading: Azealia Banks Talks Fashion + Quitting Rap, Watch Azealia Banks' 'No Problems' Video, Azealia Banks Reveals Party Style Secrets

Azealia Banks Is a Warrior Queen Elsa in ‘Ice Princess’ Video

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Azealia is no stranger to making bold and visually inspired music videos, and her latest, "Ice Princess," is no exception.

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Azealia Banks’ Interactive ‘Wallace’ Video Will Blow Your Mind

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On Thursday (March 12), Banks released a webcam-driven interactive video for "Wallace" on her official website. And it is, in a word, fascinating.

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Iggy Azalea + Azealia Banks’ Silly Feud Spoofed on ‘SNL’ [VIDEO]

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Because we all need a little more Iggy Azalea/Azealia Banks feud in our lives, 'Saturday Night Live' poked fun at the warring rappers in a skit over the weekend.

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Azealia Banks Fires Back at Kendrick Lamar’s Comments on Ferguson

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John Sciulli / Jemal Countess, Getty Images

Azealia Banks has never been one to shy away from expressing her true feelings about things, no matter who is involved. This time she's firing back at Kendrick Lamar.

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Charli XCX Defends Iggy Azalea Against Azealia Banks

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Charli XCX has come to the defense of 'Fancy' collaborator Iggy Azalea in the war of words between Iggy and Azealia Banks.

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Iggy Azalea Bashes Azealia Banks on Twitter, Calls Her a ‘Bigot’ and ‘Miserable’

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Darren McCollester/Michael Buckner, Getty Images

If you thought there would be a holiday ceasefire in the ugly Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks feud, you would be wrong.

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Azealia Banks Blasts Iggy Azalea on Twitter, Wants to Throw a Jar of Pee at Her

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Kevin Winter / John Sciulli, Getty Images

‘212’ rapper Azealia Banks has has never been one to mince words, and Iggy Azalea is definitely feeling the brunt of her latest Twitter attack.

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Lady Gaga Says Azealia Banks Has a ‘Bad Attitude’ [VIDEO]


A little monster in the audience at Lady Gaga's 'Wizard of Oz'-themed 'Good Morning America' performance this AM (Sept. 9) filmed her chatting with fans, post-perf.

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Azealia Banks Remains Bitter on Twitter, Disses Lady Gaga Even More [PHOTOS + VIDEO]

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Lady Gaga performed a little bit of 'Ratchet,' her rumored collabo with Beyonce and Azealia Banks after her iTunes Wireless performance (Sept. 1). And still Banks, whose 'Red Flame' collabo with Gaga was dropped from 'ARTPOP,' continues to diss Ma Monster on Twitter. Really, shouldn't Banks be working on her long-gestating album instead of starting tweet heat and getting bitter on Twitter with someone who has supported her? It's a bad look for her.

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Lady Gaga + Azealia Banks Throw Shade on Twitter Over Mermaid Motif

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Oh boy. Lady Gaga is controversial rapper Azealia Banks latest Twitter target. The divas –only one of them is a TRUE diva in this convo, let's be honest—threw shade at one another on Twitter, in the most passive aggressive of ways. Gaga tweeted about the mermaid motif of her upcoming SwineFest show and Banks took aim.

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