Azealia Banks Bails Out of Festival Slot After Being Hit With a Beer
Azealia Banks has checked-out of a festival slot in Australia before the close of her first song.
The New York rapper had just hit the stage at the Listen Out Festival in Melbourne on Saturday when she was hit with a projectile -- a full can of beer, according to various reports -- and promptly stormed off. According to the Herald Sun, she performed just 90 seconds of her opening number, “ATM Jam”.
Watch the incident below.
In a statement issued to the media, Bank's reps explained the reason for her departure, "The incident made Azealia and her stage crew feel unsafe."
She tweeted something close to an apology on Twitter, writing ''Sorry to all the festival-goers in Melbourne !!!!! See ya tomorrow in Brisbane !!!!''
Sorry to all the festival-goers in Melbourne !!!!! See ya tomorrow in Brisbane !!!!!— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) October 5, 2013
Her show in Brisbane apparently went without a hitch.
K. Brisbane went smoothly. No one threw any cans at my head. I'm gonna read my Cat encyclopedia, have a wine and go to sleep.— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) October 6, 2013
Just days earlier, Banks reportedly made light-work of her slot at the Sydney leg of the festival. She called off her show when she was hit with a drink just 15 minutes into her 50-minute headline.
Banks is no stranger to on-stage drama, and she has a history of cutting-short her shows Down Under. She disappointed her fans when she played a set lasting just 25-minutes at Australia’s Splendour in the Grass in mid-2012. She later blamed the festival’s equipment for her shortened set.
On a separate visit to Australia earlier this year, Banks unleashed a Twitter tirade at the Stone Roses, who she claiming had hijacked her set by soundchecking as she sang.