Azealia Banks Cries Us a River On Twitter And Deserves A Huge Lesson
So, Azealia Banks has made it pretty clear via a flood of angry tweets: she wants out from Universal, to which she has been signed for a couple of years following the success of "212". Broke With Expensive Taste, her debut album, has been pushed back more times than any debut album we can recall in recent history.
However, here is how she would put it:
I REALLY should have signed with Sony. Can someone at Sony buy me off of Universal please?? i'm really in hell here. Please Help : Serious Inquiry. I would literally give anything to be on XL right now. I'm tired of having to consult a group of old white guys about my black girl craft. they don't even know what they're listening for or to. I'm literally begging to be dropped from Universal. Universal needs to just hand me over to another label who knows what to do with me. My fans really need some new music. I've been gratefully riding off of mixtape fumes for the past two years but I'm more ready than ever.....
Taking to Twitter, Azealia began mass tweeting her anger towards her current record label Universal, stating a nutshell that the people she is surrounded by are unrelatable and of course, do not see her vision.
Should we begin by counting down how many wrong things came out with this statement ?
"I'm tired of having to consult a group of old white guyse about my black girl craft. They don't even know what they're listening for or to".
As of Banks, music in the 21st century should segregated by race, and gender. When her album comes out, it can't be listened by any one else than those who are black, and girls. When her album comes out, no one than black women will be able to put out a review.
How about XL Recordings, or Sony? Maybe a double-check about the skin color of the managers should be necessary at this point.
"Universal needs to just hand me over to another label who knows what to do with me".
Moreoever, if you stop speaking of yourself as an object, they also will.
We suggest Ms. Banks pull a page out of Prince's book. Back in 1995 Prince wrote SLAVE on his face and promptly changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol as an act of anger toward Warner Brothers for taking away the ownership of his songs. Further to that, Prince refused to play any of his past material again until Warner Brothers gave him back his rights. Once his contract ended with the label in 2000, The Symbol returned back to his rightful name, Prince.
If Taylor Swift would have had the same discourse, there would certainly have been a riot here. But maybe she is left alone for the obnoxious attitude she pulls and has made her trademark, or maybe we are too afraid to tell an Afro-American woman and rap artist that she is being racist and sexist.
Azealia Banks' latest album, Broke with Expensive Taste is slated to be released in March of this year.
Watch the video for "ATM Jam", Azealia's recent single with Pharrell:
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