Azealia Banks News

140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (May 9 - 15)
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (May 9 - 15) May 16, 2015 at 09:14am
New music! Jokes! Late graduations! Blunted revelations! Brotherly love! All of this and more on this week's edition of 140 Bars. Read on to get the best tweets in hip hop, from everyone from Kanye West to Lil B.
Azealia Banks Mocks Pharrell's Chanel Ad
Azealia Banks Mocks Pharrell's Chanel Ad May 1, 2015 at 11:06am
In the HNHH office, we have a sign (like this) on the wall that counts the number of days since Azealia Banks stirred up her last beef, and before we got this news, it had been a whopping 2.5 months since her last incident. Jokes!
Hip-Hop Reacts To The Death Of Freddie Gray & Baltimore Riots
Hip-Hop Reacts To The Death Of Freddie Gray & Baltimore Riots Apr 28, 2015 at 12:20pm
On April 12, 25-year-old Freddie Gray was arrested in Baltimore for possession of a switchblade, though it's still not clear why he was pursued in the first place. Police claim Gray was apprehended without force, though bystanders have suggested otherwise, and video evidence shows Gray screaming while being forced into the police's van. What happened next is still being investigated, though by the time Gray arrived at the police station, he was unresponsive, unable to talk or breathe.
Azealia Banks Stirs Controversy In Playboy Interview
Azealia Banks Stirs Controversy In Playboy Interview Mar 19, 2015 at 06:46pm
These days, the women who cover Playboy are also the subject of an article within the magazine. The latest Playboy cover star is rapper Azealia Banks. We've already seen a few photos from the shoot, and now we get the text to the interview Playboy recently conducted with the Harlem rapper. 
Azealia Banks Shares Her Playboy Cover [Update: Peep More Photos From The Spread]
Azealia Banks Shares Her Playboy Cover [Update: Peep More Photos From The Spread] Mar 16, 2015 at 01:07pm
Last month, Azealia Banks took a break from her many Twitter beefs to inform us that she'd be appearing on the cover of the April 2015 issue of Playboy. Today, she's shared the cover photo, in which she's not naked. Instead, she's wearing a leopard print outfit while rocking purple hair-- oh yeah, there's also a black cat straight chilling on her head. Check out her tweet, which hints at more revealing pictures being shared on Monday, below:
Azealia Banks Announces Spring Mini-Tour
Azealia Banks Announces Spring Mini-Tour Feb 27, 2015 at 03:43pm
After Azealia Banks' Playboy issue hits shelves on March 20th, she'll be giving fans a few additional chances to see her in the flesh this spring. Announcing a mini-tour that begins with two Coachella appearances in April and concludes with a May show in Boston, Banks has only shared info on six total shows thus far, but more might be coming. Check out the current dates below. 
Azealia Banks & Erykah Badu Go Back & Forth On Twitter [Update: Banks Keeps It Up]
Azealia Banks & Erykah Badu Go Back & Forth On Twitter [Update: Banks Keeps It Up] Feb 15, 2015 at 02:12pm
Another day, another Azealia Banks Twitter face-off. While it had been a quieter than normal week for Banks, she couldn't help but respond to a Tweet from Erykah Badu today. It all started when Badu was asked by a fan if she listens to Azealia, to which the singer replied "tried", implying that she couldn't get into Broke With Expensive Taste.
Azealia Banks Will Cover Playboy's Next Issue
Azealia Banks Will Cover Playboy's Next Issue Feb 11, 2015 at 01:06pm
Azealia Banks returns to headlines today, and once again, it has nothing to do with her music. The rapper loves to stir up trouble on the twittersphere, but today, it's not that either. It's because she's posing nude for Playboy's upcoming April issue. The New York native was obviously excited about announcing it to the world, as she took to her twitter account to proclaim, "Now I can finally tell you, I’ll be on the COVER of @Playboy's April Music Issue!!"
Azealia Banks Announces "Chasing Time" Remix Contest [Update: Winners Revealed]
Azealia Banks Announces "Chasing Time" Remix Contest [Update: Winners Revealed] Jan 13, 2015 at 10:32am
A couple weeks ago, Azealia Banks released her album, Broke with Expensive Taste, and to promote the newly release project, Azealia is getting a little creative. Today, Azealia announced that she is teaming up with MTV, BitTorrent and SoundCloud to offer fans & producers the opportunity to remix her track “Chasing Time”, and win $10,000 dollars cash. No, seriously.
Azealia Banks & Lupe Fiasco Go At It On Twitter [Update: Kid Cudi Gets Involved]
Azealia Banks & Lupe Fiasco Go At It On Twitter [Update: Kid Cudi Gets Involved] Jan 10, 2015 at 06:39pm
This was bound to happen sooner or later. In the age of online beefing, Azealia Banks and Lupe Fiasco are two of the most prolific personalities in hip-hop. While they may often struggle to get their music out, their opinions seem to face no such problems. Lately, they've been circling each others' orbits, nearly always coming out on the opposite sides of issues, but never colliding head-on until now.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (January 9)
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (January 9) Jan 9, 2015 at 08:17pm
The first full week of 2015 comes with quite a bit of news. First, is the sad news of legendary SportsCenter anchor Stuart Scott, who passed away after a long battle with cancer. Then, there was the Charlie Hebdo situation in France. The latter wasn't touched on too much in the hip-hop world (although, it's certainly nothing to take lightly). There were other preoccupations, from the premiere of Empire to lineup announcements. Catch up on this week's 140 Bars Or Less.
Azealia Banks Lashes Out At Kendrick Lamar's Comments On Ferguson
Azealia Banks Lashes Out At Kendrick Lamar's Comments On Ferguson Jan 9, 2015 at 04:47pm
Today Kendrick Lamar's Billboard magazine cover, as well as the story that goes along with it, was unveiled in its entirety. Kendrick isn't the most outspoken individual in the rap game, he's not the type to take his opinions and blast them all over twitter (like someone else in this news article), but he doesn't shy from offering an opinion when asked directly.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (January 2)
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (January 2) Jan 2, 2015 at 03:53pm
For some, a New Year's Day is just another day — except a little newer. That's the impression you'd get from a quick glance at rap Twitter. Old grievances carried on to 2015. But that's OK, because there are only three things that matter: new Migos, new Kanye West and Plain Pat. Check out the details on 140 Bars Or Less.
Azealia Banks Calls Action Bronson A Coward, He Responds
Azealia Banks Calls Action Bronson A Coward, He Responds Dec 29, 2014 at 07:25pm
Azealia Banks has always been ready to go at it on Twitter, but now she's getting support for her opinions. Both Solange and Q-Tip took her side after a recent tiff with Action Bronson on Twitter. Bronson attacked the Azealia when his name was mentioned by a fan who was discussing the Harlem rapper's recent comments about white privilege.
Azealia Banks Plans "Broke With Expensive Taste" Book
Azealia Banks Plans "Broke With Expensive Taste" Book Dec 22, 2014 at 01:53pm
Azealia Banks' recent appearance on Hot 97 set off a bout of internet sparring that involved Iggy Azalea, Q-Tip, Action Bronson, Tyler, The Creator, T.I. and Solange Knowles, so much of the actual interview became overshadowed by those surrounding stories. One of the things Banks mentioned that was quickly forgotten was that she was working on a book to go along with Broke With Expensive Taste.