1. Azealia Banks Continues Trashing Beyonce: 'She's Not an Artist, She's a Poacher'

    May 01, 2016 1:12 PM EDT Azealia Banks hasn’t been shied away from expressing her feelings about Beyonce ’s new visual album, Lemonade , recently calling it the “Antithesis of what feminism is" on Twitter. Azealia Banks Says Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Is Bad for Feminism, Black Women The controversial…

  2. Azealia Banks Returns to Twitter, Delivers Download Link to Her 'Slay-Z' Mixtape

    March 24, 2016 4:01 PM EDT Right after firing her studio engineer for allegedly leaking her tracks, Azealia Banks decided to turn the day around by returning to Twitter and uploading her Slay-Z  mixtape for free. "Hey Guys, so i recently fired my engineer because every time i came to the studio he was under the…

  3. Azealia Banks Responds to Iggy Azalea Comments, Releases New Song

    March 02, 2016 10:07 AM EST Azealia Banks pulled no punches when she got wind of  Iggy Azalea 's recent quotes for Elle Canada . The Aussie MC reflected on her 2015 social media woes (which included beefing with Banks and Papa John's) and described her personal differences with the Harlem rapper. "If I…

  4. Azealia Banks Gets Funky on 'The Big Big Beat': Listen

    February 19, 2016 3:42 PM EST Azealia Banks just unleashed a new dancefloor-ready jam called "The Big Big Beat."  "Dance to the big, big beat," the Harlem rapstress urges on the funky cut, which seems to contain a sampling of Notorious B.I.G. 's voice. Billboard Cover: Azealia Banks on Why She&…

  5. 2016 Iowa Caucus: Cher, Killer Mike, Foster the People & More Respond on Twitter

    February 02, 2016 2:12 PM EST The Iowa caucus results are in, and celebrity musicians and artists had plenty to say about the event.  Bernie Sanders Sings 'This Land Is Your Land' With Vampire Weekend At University of Iowa: Watch Many were surprised by how neck-and-neck it was for Democratic presidential…

  6. Kevin Hussein Taps Azealia Banks & Theophilus London For 'In Town' & 'Ondulado': Exclusive Premieres

    December 02, 2015 12:40 PM EST Brooklyn rapper/songwriter Kevin Hussein is pioneering the "cybersoul" movement, a term he coined for his brand of R&B soul that mixes in childhood memories, the energy of New York rap legends like Jay Z and The Lox with notes from his travels and the Internet.  Before rolling…

  7. Azealia Banks & Fall Out Boy Team Up for Remix

    October 16, 2015 4:25 PM EDT Azealia Banks ' Twitter account has made headlines before, but this time, it's her music -- not a controversial statement -- making news: The 24-year-old rapper tweeted that she'll appear on an upcoming Fall Out Boy remix.  Fall Out Boy Shares Demi Lovato Collab '…

  8. Azealia Banks Debuts Boob Job on Twitter: Watch the Video

    September 25, 2015 2:59 PM EDT Azealia Banks continues her reign as one of the most controversial celebs on Twitter. This time, she posted a video debuting her "new tiddies on the block," as she tweeted. Azealia Banks Brushes Off Critics After Video Of Her Yelling Homophobic Slur Goes Viral The video…

  9. Azealia Banks Brushes Off Critics After Video of Her Yelling Homophobic Slur Goes Viral

    September 22, 2015 1:04 PM EDT UPDATE: After briefly going private and losing its verification, Azealia Banks' Twitter account is public. She's retweeting people voicing support for her as well as the following, which indicates she's not interested in the discussion on her use of the homophobic term.  Now…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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.…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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