1. Azealia Banks & Talib Kweli Weigh In on Nicki Minaj VMA Tweets

    July 22, 2015 8:53 PM EDT A couple prominent voices in hip-hop are now weighing in on Nicki Minaj 's outcry against MTV for not including her "Anaconda" video in the network's Video Music Awards -- Talib Kweli and Azalea Banks .  Nicki Minaj Puts MTV on Blast After VMA Snubs The two follow a…

  2. Azealia Banks Announces Split From Prospect Park Management -- UPDATE

    July 21, 2015 5:18 PM EDT UPDATE: Prospect Park has clarified that despite Banks' tweet that she is a "free agent," she is still signed to the record label but will no longer be managed by the company. Less than a year since signing to Jeff Kwatinetz’s Prospect Park, rapper Azealia Banks has announced a…

  3. Azealia Banks Says Rachel Dolezal Story Is 'Like Some Sh-- Off MADtv'

    June 15, 2015 9:17 PM EDT Azealia Banks has never shied away from tweeting her opinion on racial issues, and the ongoing saga of Rachel Dolezal is no exception. Keri Hilson Suggests People 'Thank' Rachel Dolezal, Twitter Disagrees On Friday, the world was introduced to Dolezal: a Spokane, Washington, NAACP…

  4. Lil Mama's 'Sausage' Sizzles on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks Chart

    June 05, 2015 7:11 PM EDT The rapper's comeback hit nets a top 20 debut, while The Weeknd crashes in at No. 1. Plus, new tracks from Diplo and Disclosure! Rapper Lil Mama returned to the Billboard charts this week for the first time since 2008, as her new single "Sausage" debuts at No. 16 on the…

  5. Billboard Cover: Azealia Banks on Why No One Really Wants to See Her Naked, Her Impure Thoughts About Barack Obama and Why She's 'Not Here to Be Your Idol'

    April 03, 2015 9:00 AM EDT Nine o'clock one Monday night, Azealia Banks is demanding a rolling pin. The 23-year-old rapper-singer-controversy magnet wants to show off her cooking skills, so she has decided to make her grandmother's chicken and dumpling soup from scratch. She chooses a ritzy…

  6. Azealia Banks Opens Up About Abusive Relationship to 'Playboy'

    March 16, 2015 4:35 PM EDT Azealia Banks ' Playboy Q&A touched on a whole host of topics, but perhaps the darkest was Banks' honesty about being a victim of domestic violence.  Discussing the longest relationship she's ever had, Banks shared, "Four years. It started when I was 17. He was 43.…

  7. Watch 'SNL' Poke Fun at Iggy Azalea's Feud With Azealia Banks

    March 08, 2015 12:47 PM EDT This week's Saturday Night Live had some fun with the recent feud between rappers Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks . 'SNL' Recap: Chris Hemsworth Mocks Thor, Joins 'Empire' In a parody TV show called The Iggy Azalea Show , SNL 's Kate McKinnon impressively…

  8. Azealia Banks Announces Select North American Tour Dates

    February 27, 2015 9:17 PM EST Azealia Banks has announced a short list of tour dates to support her recent album Broke With Expensive Taste , kicking off with the Coachella Festival in Indio, Calif., on April 10.  Azealia Banks Poses Nude for 'Playboy'   The six shows include back-to-back weekends at…

  9. Solange vs. Jay Z and More: 2014's Music Beefs by the Numbers

    December 31, 2014 2:29 PM EST This past year was filled with artists beefing with one another, both in and out the e-streets. Even Ariana Grande jumped in. From the hilarious ( Cam'Ron vs. Nick Cannon ) to the severe ( Jay Z vs. Solange ), below are 2014's music beefs by the numbers. No. of music beefs in 2014…

  10. Azealia Banks Opens Up, Breaks Down in 45-Minute-Plus Radio Interview

    December 18, 2014 8:24 PM EST If you thought Azealia Banks only speaks her mind on Twitter, you need to watch this interview. Banks sat down for a 45-minute-plus chat with Hot 97's Ebro in the Morning , and the roundtable discussion covered everything from her ongoing beef with similarly named rapper Iggy Azalea to…

  11. Azealia Banks Takes Aim at Iggy Azalea After Eric Garner Decision

    December 03, 2014 9:45 PM EST Following a New York grand jury's decision Wednesday not to indict an NYPD officer involved in the apparent chokehold death of Eric Garner for apparently selling untaxed cigarettes, like many others around the country Azealia Banks took to Twitter to express herself and vent…

  12. Azealia Banks' 'Broke' Bows at No. 2 on Rap Albums Chart

    November 13, 2014 8:47 PM EST The long-delayed album also arrives at No. 3 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Azealia Banks ' long-delayed album, Broke With Expensive Taste , bows at No. 2 on Rap Albums and No. 3 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums . The rapper's set starts with 11,000 sold in the week ending Nov. 9,…

  13. Azealia Banks Drops New Song ‘Heavy Metal and Reflective’: Listen

    July 27, 2014 3:32 PM EDT Controversial rapper Azealia Banks has released her first piece of new music since announcing her departure from Universal Music earlier this month. Azealia Banks Leaves Record Label: 'I'm Gonna Have A Fresh Start' The new track, titled “Heavy Metal and Reflective,” is…

  14. Iggy Azalea Talks 'The New Classic' Album & Former Interscope Deal

    April 21, 2014 12:30 PM EDT 'Why is it that you can have The Rolling Stones,' Azalea asks, 'but a white rapper is weird?' "Fancy" is giving Iggy Azalea life. It's the fourth single from the Australian rapper's forthcoming debut, "The New Classic" (April 22, Def Jam…

  15. Azealia Banks Premieres Pharrell Williams-Assisted, 'ATM Jam': Listen

    July 03, 2013 2:13 PM EDT After performing the song live at Glastonbury last week, N.Y. radio station, Hot 97, debuted Azealia Banks new single, "ATM Jam," yesterday (July 2). Azealia Banks and Pharrell Williams alternate between rapping and singing on a funky beat that operates as a marching band. …

  16. Shystie Speaks Out on Azealia Banks' 'Control It' Diss: Exclusive

    March 08, 2013 1:45 PM EST 'Anything that comes out of the mouth of that girl [Azealia Banks] is total bulls--t,' the rapper says of her 'Control It' beef with Banks. Twenty-four hours after Shystie premiered the video for her and Azealia Banks' latest collaboration, "Control It,"…

  17. Shystie, Azealia Banks, 'Control It': Exclusive Video Premiere

    March 03, 2013 12:33 PM EST Shystie has teamed up with her BFF, Azealia Banks, for her new single, "Control It." The sex-driven lyrics over Lz Beatz’s dance, hip-hop soundscapes come together well as a girl-power anthem. The 27-year old spitter takes "Control It" to another level with the video…

  18. Azealia Banks Covers the Strokes' 'Barely Legal,' Announces First Single

    February 28, 2013 4:12 PM EST After putting her own twist to the "Harlem Shake," Azealia Banks debuts a cover of the Strokes' "Barely Legal." Azealia changes it up and sings over the group's "Is This It" track, instead of rap. She debuted the Lindbergh Palace produced song earlier…

  19. Azealia Banks' Debut Pushed to February

    August 20, 2012 9:04 PM EDT "212" rapper Azealia Banks ' much-anticipated debut album won't land in 2012. "Broke with Expensive Taste" will arrive on February 12, 2013, the musician announced on Twitter . It was previously scheduled for September. "I have ALOT of REALLY excitin ish…

  20. Nicola Formichetti's Mugler Show Features Azealia Banks, Not Lady Gaga

    January 20, 2012 4:20 PM EST Mugler creative director Nicola Formichetti's menswear show walked in Paris on Wednesday, and while the collection had its share of futuristic charm, it lacked a certain Lady's touch, so to speak. This was Formichetti's third men's show for the label, and for the very…