Azealia Banks has taken to Twitter to address her search for a new manager, sending a series of thinly-veiled tweets alleging that a "short bald man" planted false stories and instigated cyber bullying against the rapper, and calling music managers "sharks in the water."
Billboard.biz learned yesterday (June 7) that Banks had ended her relationship with Lady Gaga manager Troy Carter, who told Billboard.biz "I can confirm that I ended the business relationship with Azealia last month on very amicable terms. She's incredibly talented and I wish her nothing short of an amazing career."
Banks signed with Carter in April, though the relationship ended after just a few months. She is currently without management, and seems intent on going it alone for now, though in the future she tweeted she'd be looking for "a really hardcore woman... or a really gay man" to avoid the "egos" that she encountered.
She did clarify that the "short bald man" was not a reference to Carter, however. An anonymous source told the New York Daily News yesterday that she had signed with Coldplay manager David Holmes, alleging a romantic link between the two, but sources told Billboard.biz that Holmes is not her manager and is not one of the candidates.
Banks' tweets, which began at 11:45 a.m. today (June 8), are below.
"I know who you are: yes... You short bald man.. I know you planted all these false stories....."
"Guess what?: I'm still not going to let you manage me again. I've dealt with enough cyber bullying to see right thru this."
"I will definitely be working BY MYSELF and saving MY 20% On management commissions while I avoid you sharks in the water...."
"Lol I just want a really hardcore woman... Or a really gay man as my manager... You other n----s have WAY too much ego s--- with y'all."
"I really want a female manager. Women are just so much smarter."
"Lol I'm dead serious tho... About not hiring another male manager. The next manager you all see will be the k---iest k--- ever."
"I just need a lady with some really intimidating glasses and crazy shoe game to just stomp all you phonies out!"
"@DavidGrapeJuice please correct that article.. The short bald man I'm referring to is NOT Troy. Troy is not bald. He has a light Caesar."