Azealia Banks isn’t above begging to get out of a record deal.
Banks took to Twitter yesterday and pleaded for Universal Records to release her from its roster. The tension apparently comes from the record label delaying her Broke With Expensive Taste debut.
As the 22-year-old Harlem rapper put it, she’s been “riding off of mixtape fumes for the past two years” and more than ready to give fans new music. “Universal just needs to hand me over to another label that knows what to do with me,” tweeted Banks. “I’m literally begging to be dropped from Universal.”
She added that she’s “tired” of “having to consult a group of old white guys” about her “Black girl craft,” and admitted, “I would literally give anything to be on XXL right now.”
Banks also knows which label she wants to call home. “Can someone at Sony buy me off of Universal please?? I’m really in hell here,” she wrote.
It’s only been about 24 hours, but so far Sony hasn’t stepped up to the plate. If she doesn’t end up making the label jump, Banks may want to think twice about blasting Universal.
Angel Haze went on a similar Twitter tirade and leaked her Dirty Gold debut, which ended up backfiring. Once Universal gave Haze an official drop date, the LP sold less than 1,000 U.S. copies in its first week, and only 857 in the U.K.