Azealia Banks Says She No Longer Wants To Be A Rapper, Deletes Twitter Account

Azealia Banks blasts urban media as she says farewell to the Rap game, but not music.

Azealia Banks has deleted her Twitter account, a decision she prefaced with several tweets explaining why.

Banks wrote:

no longer wishing to be a rapper.i never was…. and as soon as i started paying attention to bullshit urban media, i started getting myself in trouble. From now on i’m a vocalist, and will not be associating myself with the “rap game”… or whatever the f*ck that means…no more twitter for me… it makes me entirely too accessible. Catch me on tumblr… it’ll be more interesting.

Prefixmag.com reports that before she made the revelation that she was leaving Twitter (and perhaps the Rap game), Banks also blasted her former management.

"I know who you are yes...You short bald man...I know you planted these false stories," tweeted Banks, presumably of Troy Carter, her former manager and Lady Gaga's current manager.

"Guess what?: I'm still not going to let you manage me again. I've dealt with enough cyber bullying to see right [sic] thru this."

Banks expressed that she would be working by herself, and wants either a female manager or a "really gay man" as her manager. "You other n-ggas have WAY too much ego  sh-t with y'all," she said of the matter.

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112 Comments

  • Anonymous

    honestly fuck this bitch. never liked her from the start

  • Liquor and Karate

    Please can someone tell me why i should care about this disrespectful hoe biscuit?

  • Cole World

    This chick is talking real wreckless for someone I never heard of.

  • Anonymous

    I agree the Urban Media is full of shit. "rapper" is an over used word/ she is clearly an MC

  • moresickaMC

    shes mad dope, different. shes better off indie anyway. the record industry is garbage ask Lauryn. all truly creative people are independent. keep makin music girl, ignore the hate. theyre jealous/sexist. your more hiphop than 99%. hiphop is not about a beat...its about being original/fresh/dope. so yes, techno/house can be hiphop one thing she did is put me back on the new york house scene which is very cool

  • Tron

    ahahahahahaahahahah u fuckin pussy, u cant live in this rap game coz ure FAKE AS HELL

  • KROME

    IGGY AZALEA WINS AGAIN HAHA FUCKIN BITCH U SHOULDNT HAVE RAPPED FROM THE START.

  • Banks

    Let Banks do her thing. Hip-hop is a peace of shit nowadays anyway, So i can see why she doesn't want to be under that banner. She has had more success than a lot of Mofo in the game on a major label.

  • Morgan

    A cup of cyanide koolaid would make matters interesting.

  • lumba

    The DX comment section must've got to her

  • DRTYDRDZ

    WHO IS THIS BALD HEAD?!? anyways

  • Anonymous

    she's a joke, dyke bitch

  • Who ?

    This Bitch is the Adema of hiphop. Never paid her dues, and now.. it showz. She was abviously fakin the FunK with no heart in it she could never go far. can't be doin this music shiit for the fame & popularity. will never last doin that

  • LOLL

    Azealia Banks is commenting on all the negative comments. LMAO. Shit is mad funny. What kind of insecure, loser, fake, artist, badgers people's free right to an opinion that she is TRASH!!!! She couldn't rap to save her life. And good music? She couldn't make that to save her mama's life.

  • Doubl Negative

    Good riddance. We don't need her sort contaminating hip-hop. Hopefully all these other MTV assholes will follow suit. Only girl emcee I fuck with is Invincible, I love shorty.

  • True

    hipster rubbish. NME fodder. In actual fact, '212' isn't bad as a pop song, but it's not rap, just unimportant pop music. Therefore, everyone's happy.

  • Anonymous

    This chick can rhyme but she is as ignorant and dumb as nails

  • AliciaKeysaHOMEWRECKER

    Bitch you better come back! Only you and Nicki are doing it. Wayne needa sign her arse YMCMB-itches

  • Anonymous

    lol what a joke she is. way to waste a whole bunch of ppls time. not mine cause i never listened to a track.

  • Anonymous

    to bad she mad nice would lick this bitch top to toe all week

  • So Icy Boi!

    dis bitch is an Iggy clone. she bites ma sista Iggy. stop it u talentless biatch. u copyin Nicki & Iggy. get a life u whore. swag

  • Anonymous

    she is ugly, same goes for nicki minaj and almost every female rapper...

  • Anonymous

    "real hip hop heads" and back packers pretty much forced her to quit rap. blowing up her twitter and shit all over one performance. This industry will make you rich but take your sanity as well.

    • Anonymous

      What have real hip hop heads got do with this? Or did you forget (in your own words, that's right all you top 40 sheep are the same) real hip hop doesn't sell because we don't support them, we just like to front on the internet?

  • JonesJohnny

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  • what a nigglet

    this bitch is such a nigg

  • Anonymous

    Am I supposed to say awwwwwww...,,.

  • d

    Jean Grae, Boog Brown and SA-Roc are real female emcees ... google them

  • d

    smart move, her live performance at summer jam was atrocious

    • Anonymous

      nigga did you just say Adele? what the fuck are you talkin about? that's like comparing spaceships and trees.

    • Anonymous

      I disagree, people only started booing when she began performing her 1991 song which is more dance/club than the traditional hip hop thats done at Summer Jam. She's a very good rapper because of her unique flow, although I must say it does sound a bit samey with her overtly sexual references. But I'm sure she will find plenty of success outside of hip hop circles. Look at Adele.

  • Killalex

    Fucking hipster bitch, drops one song that is a small scale pop hit and then announces she's leaving the game like somebody gives a single fuck. SMH @ this buffoonery

    • y

      hahaha.. you hating black male rap worshipers are so transparent. she doesn't need ya'll for her success and ya'll are way behind. this newsflash has been running across your screen for several months now. now she's calling you the b--- h--s and c---s all around the world and you can't take it! LOL

    • AK

      You gotta be joking, or you probably didn't pass grade 10 math. You think this bitch is a Millionaire???? LMAO!!!! Let me break it down for you.... Fame Money $$$

    • Anonymous

      She was never hip hop, and was just using it as a tool, just from how she put it, someone should have pulled her card a long time ago.

    • Anonymous

      No she isn't leaving the music industry, she just doesn't' want her music under the banner of rap/hip hop. She's just getting started and at 21 years of age with millions of YouTube views, chart success, 1,000s of fans, already a millionaire. I think she's got her whole future ahead of her. What you been up to recently?......( awkward silence)......

    • Anonymous

      real talk.

  • Anonymous

    this bitch thinks her shit dont stink. so self righteous and egotistical without even hitting fame yet. delusional bitch. peace/

  • 007 is back

    You will not be missed. Peace.

  • Minty Water

    This is some bullshit. I actually liked her music. She was different. Damn.

  • Anonymous

    SHE NEEDS A PIMP..NOT A MICROPHONE!

  • thought dog

    All of this came from gossip of her manager and her boinking.

  • Anonymous

    80% of these comments came from the same computer.....lol. good music sells not management. this girl's music sounded horrible......worse than gangsta nip.

    • Is It Really True That Niggas Grew Up On Manhattan?

      I don't see anything wrong with Gangsta Nip's music...

    • Anonymous

      Good music doesnt sell tho, only musician who really sells records like that anymore is Adele, got everybody else from Wayne to Lady Gaga to whoever getting all the promotion in the world and still struggling to go double platinum. Adele sitting on her 9x's platinum album laughing at the rest of the music buisness

  • ETK

    dam I'll really gonna miss you baby girl hope you do fine out of rap

  • Oscar

    Lil wayne should do the same and his wack ass crew AKA Young Money

    • Anonymous

      damn them niggas say on your mind heavy. no one even mentioned them yet thats all you wanna talk about

  • SWAG Champ

    Big Deal! Who cares?

  • Anonymous

    She's a great rapper, but her music sounds like techno, electronic bullshit.

  • YESSIR

    BASICALLY NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR THE BITCH RAP SO SHE GOING TO SING AND TRY AND GET THAT WHITE MONEY. SHE MAD THE BLACK MEDIA SEE RIGHT THROUGH HER FAKE ASS. BITCH WAS PROUD HER MOM MADE $90,000 A YEAR WHILE WAS CHEATING THE GOV AND LIVING IN SUBSIDIZE HOUSING YMCMB OVOXO MMG WTB

    • y

      she didn't have to go thru the black media to get her success like nicki minaj did. that's what ya'll don't seem to understand. black media shunned her at first because she doesn't look like rihanna or iggy then she went and blew up with real money overseas. now she's taking over in US circles as well. the white sales your favorite black rapper can only hope and wish to get she already has on lock down.

    • Anonymous

      Black media? Like BET news? I don't understand.

  • Nuff said....

    Not to sound fucked up, but im glad she leavin rap bcuz she wasn't good for the culture. Well, not her necessarily her, jus the type of music she was makin. She's a pretty girl, i wish her luck in whatever else she tries to do. But damn, if only nikki manaj would follow suit and say she's quitin rap. That would be like Christmas!! nuff said....

  • kennyken

    well there's nothing to worry about because you never were a rapper in the first place.

  • wannabe

    I knew she was a phony. She doesn't love hip hop. I always knew she was not a REAL MC. She is the wannabe I knew she always was.... and if she thinks the "urban" media is bad.... if she gets big and becomes mainstream or pop the mainstream media will eat her up.... ask RIhanna & Kanye.... that's when she will start running back to her "peeps"... It's like Denzel said about MJ when he showed up at the NAACP awards after his controversy "they always come home". Nicki Minaj is a lot tougher than this chick... she hasnt even blown up yet and she is already quitting the game.

  • K.O.L

    YALL NIGGAS TRYPIN! SHES DOPE LITSEN TO 'RUNNING' SHE CAN OUTRAP ANY OF THESE NEW RAP BITCHES YOU NAME THEM NIKI, IZZY ETC....

  • IDK

    Should I give her a week before she comes back to rapping and/or twitter, or is she really serious?

  • W H O K N O W S

    can't say she'll be missed.. that 1991 EP was trash.. one track outta four was aight.. just go pop.. hip hop ain't for u

  • RC

    Welcome to showbiz sweetheart, If you can't take the heat stay out the kitchen.

  • Anonymous

    who is this? and why should i give a fuck?

  • LadyOfRage

    I will murder that bitch on the mic. score one for hip hop.

  • Layo

    She wrote more info on her tumblr account, her post is here.. http://azealiabanks.tumblr.com/post/24756044050/lol

  • good

    who let this clown ass bitch have a microphone in the first place

  • Anonymous

    Some artists are their own worst enemy and just more trouble than they are worth. ^ this sounds about right....but I think she meant she's going to do dance/club/house music which is the lane that album is in.

  • Anonymous

    Bitch got scared

    • FuKKK Azealia BanKKKs

      you right bitch couldn't handle the shit so now she finna leave and start some techno shit with them niggas.

  • FuKKK Azealia BanKKKs

    So long bitch hope I never hear of your ass again in my lifetime.

  • Anonymous

    she got a sick ass flow and she got spunk. she cute too. she just changed her title thats all she aint going anywhere.

  • Anonymous

    well..she's still young, beautiful and talented, so sky's the limit. Good luck

  • Anonymous

    HEEELL Y EEEZZZ NIKKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST BOUGHT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CRE DIT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!

  • understand something

    We in a genre full of phony ass people... people on the internet is fake people in the music business is fake your fans is fake this game is ran by fake shit so even saying real shit people will agree but on the low they dont support you cause you going against there personal beliefs so dont put your heart out to a world full of phony people that already working against you

    • Anonymous

      co sign anonymous. paranoia has ruined your life nigga you may as well call it quits.

    • Anonymous

      That was one of the most neurotic and paranoid comments I've read in a long time. You might as well build a bunker, stock food and hibernate.

  • Anonymous

    HEEELL Y EEEZZZ NIKKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST BOUGHT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CRE DIT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!

  • Harlem

    This is a classic DIFFICULT ARTIST. She will be gone and forgotten in no more than 24 months. No one wants to deal with a developing artist diva. She is a media creation to begin with. There are waaaaay more talented and beautiful females to work with out there. Look at her track record--she has had issues with XL Recordings. 77 Klash, Diplo, Troy Carter and two previous mangers before him. Some artists are their own worst enemy and just more trouble than they are worth.

  • Anonymous

    Lol her shit flopped & now she's "quiting rapping" yea cool story bitch

  • Anonymous

    She bought it all on herself, she had a successful song but that wasn't enough she had to talk slick about everyone else now she's mad coz people called her out on her bullshit? lol smh

  • Anonymous

    Spoiled cry baby & an example of whats wrong with kids these days, most of these kids want to be artists because they want to be worshiped & loved , the want to be "rockstars" they want the lifestyle but they don't want the pitfalls that come with it not to mention the majority of them have no talent whatsoever thats why music in general is so shit these days, it's because people don't really wanna make music, they just wanna be "stars"

  • AliciaKeysaHOMEWRECKER

    I hope she does still rap, one of the best flows in the game... No other bitch doing it like her! Wayne snap her up!

  • Mad Franois

    What HIPHOPDX forgot to mention it's that AZEALIA made another declaration after saying she would stop rapping she said she didn't want to be laabelled as a rapper go on her Tumblr and see what she said : Im still going to rap, i just dont want the label and all the other crap that comes with the rap game its boring. rather be a dance artist.." If you write on article on someone write the entire story !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • YESSIR

    BASICALLY NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR THE BITCH RAP SO SHE GOING TO SING AND TRY AND GET THAT WHITE MONEY. SHE MAD THE BLACK MEDIA SEE RIGHT THROUGH HER FAKE ASS. BITCH WAS PROUD HER MOM MADE $90,000 A YEAR WHILE WAS CHEATING THE GOV AND LIVING IN SUBSIDIZE HOUSING YMCMB OVOXO MMG WTB

  • Anonymous

    Who cares?? This bitch is garbage anyway. Simon says get the fuck out!!

  • Michael

    While she won't be missed, it's nice to see someone stand up against the corruption in the music industry. The rap game really is full of smoke and mirrors. She's a smart girl.

    • HEAT

      @ Mick she's not taking a stance, that bullshit EP she put out didn't sell, and she thought twitter with all her followers were going to buy it, I guess she now realizes that all that beef shit she was about backfired,

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