Azealia Banks Cancels Festival Dates with Throat Infection

Jatnna Nunez
Azealia Banks performs onstage during Governor's Ball 2013 in New York City.

Azealia Banks won’t make it to shows this weekend at Chicago's Lollapalooza and Montreal’s Osheaga due to a throat infection.

It’s the second successive year the New York rapper has pulled out of festivals at the eleventh hour. Last year, Banks canceled a handful of U.K. and European summer dates, including shows at Lovebox, Rockness, Park Life and Rough Beats fests. Her explanation at the time was: “They were all prematurely booked by my old management without any consideration for me and the album I need to finish!”

The album that apparently messed-up her plans, “Broke With Expensive Taste,” has yet to drop.

Banks didn’t cover herself with glory 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.

Frank Ocean won’t be playing the upcoming Osheaga Fest either. The rising R&B star has had to drop out after suffering a tear to his vocal cord during the opening night of his recent Australian tour – which was subsequently cancelled.  Miguel will fill Ocean’s slot at Osheaga.