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Azealia Banks Quits Twitter, Leaving Rap Game

Being young and in the limelight seems to be getting the best of Azealia Banks.

The young Harlem rapstress stressed wanting to hire a female manager yesterday (June 8) on Twitter, before deleting her account altogether. And that’s not the only thing, Azealia seems to want to quit.

In a Tumblr post entitled, “NO LONGER WISHING TO BE A RAPPER,” Banks says she doesn’t want to be associated with “the rap game” any longer.

“As soon as I started paying attention to bullshit urban media, I started getting myself in trouble,” Azealia began her statement on Tumblr yesterday (June 8). “From now on I’m a vocalist, and will not be associating myself with the ‘rap game’ … or whatever the fuck that means…

“No more twitter for me,” she continued. “It makes me entirely too accessible. Catch me on tumblr … it’ll be more interesting.”

Banks’ Twitter account, one that she’s been extremely vocal and active on throughout her young career, disappeared yesterday after she went on a rant about not wanting to ever hire a male manager again.

Perhaps this was triggered by a New York Daily News article on Thursday (June 7) that reported that the Yung Rapunxel had fired manager Troy Carter, who also steers the career of international superstar Lady Gaga, to hire Dave Holmes, who the Daily News claimed was also romantically linked to Azealia.

Well, Azealia seems to be over both of them, as she tweeted before her account was deleted.

“I will definitely be working BY MYSELF and saving MY 20% On management commissions while I avoid you sharks in the water,” the fiery rhyme slinger said, before expressing her desire to hire a female manager next. “I really want a female manager. Women are just so much smarter. I just want a really hardcore woman…Or a really gay man as my manager…You other n-ggas have WAY too much ego sh-t with y’all.

“I just need a lady with some really intimidating glasses and a crazy shoe game to just stomp all you phonies out!” she added. “Lol I’m dead serious tho…About not hiring another male manager. The next manager you all see will be the kuniest kunt ever.”

Azealia recently released her EP, 1991.

Check back with for more coverage on Azealia Banks and whom she might name as her next manager.‑Mark Lelinwalla

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