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Azealia Banks hits out at Universal, begs to be dropped

By | Published on Monday 27 January 2014

Azealia Banks

As the world continues to wait for Azealia Banks’ long-promised debut long-player ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’ (you’re all still waiting, right?), the lady herself has been hitting out at her label Universal, seemingly blaming the major for the latest round of delays on that album.

Most recently due to land this month, the release of ‘BWET’ has been pushed back again to March. Seemingly pissed off about all this, Banks took to Twitter yesterday to admit she wished she’d signed to Universal’s main competitor. Tweeting “I REALLY should have signed with Sony”, she added: “Can someone at Sony buy me off of Universal please? I’m really in hell here”.

Referencing back to her original label partner, London indie XL, she tweeted on: “I would literally give anything to be on XL right now”. And then, back to dissing her current label further, she added: “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”.

And finally, admitting she was now “begging” to be let out of her Universal deal, she concluded: “Universal needs to just hand me over to another label who knows what to do with me”.

So that’ll all make for an interesting meeting at Universal HQ later today, in amongst the post-Grammy hangovers.