Video of Azealia Banks losing her cool on a Delta flight has surfaced. The incident took place Monday night on a flight from New York to Los Angeles, during which Banks reportedly called the flight attendant a “f***ing f***ot” while trying to exit the plane.
According to TMZ, her meltdown was triggered by not being able to quickly disembark the plane, due to blockage from a male flight attendant who she claims got physical after it landed early Tuesday morning. Tuesday morning. Banks, as usual, took to Twitter to try and “explain” the situation.
Everyone reports when I rant. No one reports when I sing or freestyle. They wanna keep me down. Point Blank Period.
Earlier today, Katy Perry sent out a tweet thanking her fans for getting her “Dark Horse” video to 1 billion views. Well, it was all good until Katy posted *heads back to the trap house* at the end of the tweet, which didn’t sit very well with Azealia Banks, and prompted the “212” rapper to reply back to Ms. Perry.
The controversial Harlem rapper has been very vocal about her disdain of cultural appropriation, or as she calls it, “cultural smudging.” She visited popular Hip-Hop station Hot 97 and spoke openly about her issues with Iggy Azalea, and other artists of Caucasian descent who she feels inappropriately use black culture to their advantage. Banks has since erased the tweet where she publicly addressed Perry, but do you feel feel like Katy Perry went too far?
RZA is working on an inspirational, musical drama called It Doesn’t Have To Rhyme with Azealia Banks and Common. Banks will play a female rapper who discovers a passion for slam poetry after signing up for this poetry class. Common would be her mentor, and Jill Scott will play a narrow minded professor who doesn’t believe that rap and slam poetry can coexist.
The theme is supposed to be similar to 8 Mile with Eminem, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It’s unclear whether that means Banks will be battle rapping or it will be a rag to riches story. We’ll have to wait to find out.
Azealia Banks, the very outspoken and often controversial Harlem rapper, has just landed her film debut in an upcoming drama titled Coco. This will Azealia Banks’ first role in a feature film, and the drama for Lionsgate and Codeblack Films and will be directed by Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA. Also starring alongside Banks is Common, Jill Scott, Lucien Laviscount, Lorraine Toussaint and Hana Mae Lee.
In the Brooklyn-set drama, Banks plays an aspiring twenty-something rapper who wants a career in hip-hop but is torn by her parents’ dreams that she finish college. She gives in. While matriculating, she finds herself in the classroom; she experiences the true calling of the power of the spoken word, which helps her goals as a hip-hop artist. It has a bit of 8 Mile edge to it.
Azealia Banks has had a pretty eventful past few months, including the release of her critically-acclaimed proper debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste. She showed off her rap skills with the release of her LP, she showed off her conviction during her Hot 97 interview, and with the new issue of Playboy Magazine, she’s showing off her body.
The cover and inside photos were revealed earlier today, but Azealia Banks, via Twitter, unveiled one of the unedited shots from her spread, which feature her standing up pouring milk all over her body.
You can see the censored photos here, and the uncensored picture here.
Two of the most vocal, intelligent, pro- black Hip Hop artists arguing on Twitter is only a recipe for some really good comedy…and this round goes to Lupe
This week was a wild one for Azealia Banks. First the West Coast wunderkind Kendrick Lamar and now she’s Tweet beefing with socio-political rap giant Lupe Fiasco.
Banks went on a vicious rant against the Chi-Town bred lyricist, calling him a “sad, old Chief Keef”, while showing a pic of Lupe sporting locs at The Grammys resembling the young drill music king. She also made claims that no one was paying attention to Lupe until their tift on Twitter, not even his 1.3M fan followers who are gearing up for Loop’s upcoming Tetsuo And Youth.
Some people Tweet so much, that they forget what they may have posted in the past and evidently, Azealia Banks is one of those people. So, after her Twitter attack, Lupe reminded her of what she used to think about him in the funniest Tweet images imaginable starring none other than the infamous Kermit:
@AZEALIABANKS: i used to steal so many Lupe Fiasco flows when i first started rapping haha. I love him!!
If that wasn’t enough, Fiasco showed and proved that Banks hadn’t done much homework before sending out her Tweets and replies in a way only Mr. Kick Push could:
It’s only a matter of time before AB gets bored with Lupe and kicks up dust with someone else. Who do you think is next on her beef list?