MUSIC FAB: Azealia Banks' Drops "Yung Rapunxel" Single, BEEFS With Rita Ora & Calls Her "Rihanna's UNDERSTUDY"
Azealia Banks has finally released the first official single off her upcoming Broke With Expensive Taste studio album. Listen to "Yung Rapunzel" inside and see Azealia's twitter beef with Rita Ora, whom she just called "Rihanna's understudy."
It's been a long time coming but Azealia Banks' debut studio album may actually see the light off day. One good sign that the album is coming is its first official single, "Yung Rapunxel."
It remains to be seen if this song, produced by Lil' Internet, will become a worldwide smash like "212" but it does keep in line with the Azealia Banks mantra of fiercely aggressive lyrics and a pulsating club beat. And don't bother trying to compare Azealia to any other femcee in the game because this ain't old school. It's hip hop from the future.
Listen to "Yung Rapunxel" here:
And in more A.B. Twitter beefs.....
Much like Chris Brown, we're beginning to think that Azealia should be banned from Twitter. Now...she's beefing with the British bands she's currently touring with. First, she went off on Stone Roses and accused them of trying to ruin her stage show. When some of the band's crew members began doing a soundcheck during her set at Australia's Future Music Festival on Friday. Azealia accused them of working with her former manager (the one she fired), whom she said, "made a pact with the stone roses [to] sabotage my set because I fired him".
"Wow! I must really fucking be a superstar. You've got an established band trying to sabotage my lil rap bitch shine … A bunch of old white men trying to bully a young black girl … Fuck those old saggy white niggas stone roses. I wish them nothing but excrement and death."
After her post, Azealia says she nearly got into a fist fight with Ian Brown, a member of Stone Roses (and it turned her on!)....
Sidebar: You'll recall that Azealia accused her former manager of putting his hands on her, and now she's making subtle comments on Twitter that suggest she likes "aggressive arguments." This won't help her case....
From there, she really jumed all over Rita Ora with a series of nasty comments. First she called Rita "thirsty" and "Rihanna's understudy."
Then.....she accused her of "intimidation."
Then Rita responded in a text to Azealia, which Azealia posted for some reason.....
Azealia responded "Shut up Rita Oral"
We admit that sometimes Azealia does seem justified in some of her rants. Her beef with the producer of the "Harlem Shake" caused a stir, and now the producer seems to be involved in his own legal mess behind his use of unauthorized samples. A few weeks ago, he made her pull her version of "Harlem Shake" off Soundcloud, saying it was unauthorized.
We hope A.B. will step away form the computer and get this album done. But with tweets like this....
It seems like Azealia LOVES the drama.