Azealia Banks parts ways with Interscope Records
Rapper Azealia Banks has parted ways with Interscope Records, she has confirmed.
The hip-hop prodigy, who gathered worldwide attention with her 2011 single '212', had finally been expected to release her debut album Broke With Expensive Taste this summer, but tweeted yesterday (July 10th) that she had left the label.
In her tweets, she wrote:
IM ABOUT TO GET OUT OF MY DEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THATS THE BIG SURPRISE!!!!!— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) July 10, 2014
I'S IS FREE!!!!!!— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) July 10, 2014
I'm gonna have a fresh start. I'm so excited!!!!— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) July 10, 2014
There's been no official word from Interscope on her departure, nor any indication as to whether Broke With Expensive Taste will ever be released. The album had been slated for the end of 2012, but then got delayed and delayed, until it finally looked set to come out in September 2013 when two singles 'Yung Rapunxel' and 'ATM Jam' were released, but the album did not follow as planned.
Banks, who has always been an outspoken figure on Twitter, even engaging in high profile spats with the likes of Lily Allen and Perez Hilton, has been tweeting for almost a year that she hoped she could leave Interscope Records, so it seems she's finally got her wish.