Azealia Banks Leaves New Manager After Two Months
Azealia Banks, just months ago, seemed poised to start on a path to mainstream success. Not only was she signed to Interscope/Polydor early in 2012, but Troy Carter, Lady Gaga’s manager, took her on in April. Banks broke the news on Twitter back in April, but less than two months after, reports of the rapper searching for new management surfaced. At one point, Banks was even reported to go with Dave Holmes, Coldplay’s manager. Instead, Billboard.biz reported, she cut ties with Carter, is not working with Holmes, and instead, without management currently, is seeking new representation. There’s no word why Banks decided to leave.
In discussing this, Carter told Billboard.biz: "I can confirm that I ended the business relationship with Azealia last month on very amicable terms. She's incredibly talented and I wish her nothing short of an amazing career."
This isn’t the first time the “212” rapper made such a drastic change to her career. Before signed to Interscope, Banks had a deal with XL Recordings. However, when putting together her album, Banks was asked to rhyme over beats from label owner Richard Russell, and she declined.
Single “212,” from 1991 EP, drew attention to the rapper last year, and since that point, she has done a handful of higher-profile performances, including appearing at Coachella and Mermaid Ball at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City. As far as new music is concerned, two releases are in the works: a mixtape titled Fantasea, set for a July 4 release, and full-length album Broke With Expensive Taste.
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