And Finally

Banks says she wants female manager, quits Twitter

By | Published on Monday 11 June 2012

Azealia Banks

Serial manager hirer Azealia Banks has said she now wants a woman to manage her career. Or maybe a gay man. But he’d have to be a really gay man. I mean, really really gay. And even then, a woman would be better.

Banks took to Twitter on Friday after Billboard confirmed that Lady Gaga manager Troy Carter was no longer managing her career. Banks and Carter ended their professional relationship “amicably” (apparently) after just two months. The rising rapper had previously parted company with two other managers in the last year. There were rumours Banks would now be managed by Coldplay manager Dave Holmes, to whom the rapper is romantically linked, though Billboard’s sources deny this.

Anyway, Banks seemingly took exception to some of the other rumours circulating regarding possible new managers for her, and told the micro-blogging platform: “I know who you are: yes – you short bald man – I know you planted all these false stories. Guess what? I’m still not going to let you manage me again. I’ve dealt with enough cyber bullying to see right thru this. I will definitely be working BY MYSELF and saving MY 20% on management commissions while I avoid you sharks in the water”.

Though when Banks says she’ll be working on her on without management, what she means is she wants a woman to manage her. She continued: “LOL, I just want a really hardcore woman – or a really gay man – as my manager. You other niggas have WAY too much ego shit with y’all. I really want a female manager. Women are just so much smarter. I just need a lady with some really intimidating glasses and crazy shoe game to just stomp all you phonies out!”

So there you go. A later tweet denied speculation the “short bald man” was actually Troy Carter, with Banks adding: “The short bald man I’m referring to is NOT Troy. Troy is not bald. He has a light Caesar”. You could have gone and checked all this out for yourself, except on Saturday Banks then deleted her Twitter account, saying she’s far too busy to tweet and that she doesn’t like the way it makes her “entirely too accessible”.

From now on she’ll only be entirely too accessible via Tumblr. Though if you do choose to access her there, please refrain from referring to her as a “rising rapper”, OK? She, erm, tumbld on Saturday: “I no longer wish to be referred to as 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 fuck that means”.

Yep, Azealia Banks is fast becoming the Courtney Love of rap. I mean, of hip hop vocalists.