Azealia Banks expresses her frustration with being labeled a rapper.
Harlem musician Azealia Banks no longer wants to be referred to as a rapper, according to a series of Facebook posts she uploaded yesterday (June 23).
“And stop referring to me as a rapper !! I don’t want to be called a rapper. or a fem-cee, or a ‘spitta’ or any of that shit. I want to be called a singer now,” Azealia Banks wrote.
She detailed the frustration that comes with being labeled a “rap-girl,” and later revealed why she pursued a rap career in the first place. For Banks, she says rapping was the next best thing when her career in acting didn’t take off as quickly as she expected.
“I’m honestly tired of rapping, the rap scene and the whole rap-girl persona,” she said. “Considering dropping my last name and just going by ‘Azealia’ and not rap for a while. I’m really tired of being that girl. It’s not me. Remember, i only started rapping because my acting career wasn’t moving as quickly as i wanted it to. Rap has been SUCH diversion for me, and it’s probably the reason i feel so lost and off my path. I’ve done great things with Rap, but only because it pays my bills. I would much rather sing and act and never rap again. I don’t want to be a rapper anymore.”
Back in 2012, Banks expressed a similar sentiment when she declared that she no longer wanted to be a rapper.
Azealia Banks’ Facebook posts on the status of her rap career, can be found below.