Azealia Banks Might Possibly Be Leaving the Rap Game Behind

INDIO, CA - APRIL 10:  Recording artist Azealia Banks performs onstage during day 1 of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 10, 2015 in Indio, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)

Azealia Banks Might Possibly Be Leaving the Rap Game Behind

“It’s probably the reason I feel so lost.”

Published June 24, 2016

While most of Azealia Banks's drama has been created by her own words and actions, it’s still been a bit of a rough year for the rapper.

Ever since her tweets resulted in her losing out on a scheduled gig in the UK, Azealia Banks has been very apologetic, whether or not her fans are buying it. In a new series of posts on Facebook, she also has been introspective, asking herself if it’s time to leave the world of rap music behind.


“The rapping and rap-girl persona is overshadowing my real dream which is to be a singer,” the now-singer wrote.

“I'm honestly tired of rapping, the rap scene and the whole rap-girl persona,” she continued. “Considering dropping my last name and just going by ‘Azealia’ and not rap for a while. I'm really tired of being that girl. It's not me. Remember, I only started rapping because my acting career wasn't moving as quickly as I wanted it to.”

Banks then went on to say how perhaps her focusing on rap, instead of on her true career goals, may the reason behind why she doesn’t feel like herself the way she used to.

“Rap has been SUCH diversion for me, and it's probably the reason I feel so lost and off my path. I've done great things with Rap, but only because it pays my bills. I would much rather sing and act and never rap again. I don't want to be a rapper anymore.”

Following her sharing her thoughts, she left fans with one more reminder, “And stop referring to me as a rapper.”

Maybe this transition will be Banks’s wisest career move yet.

Check out her posts in full below.

Written by KC Orcutt

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)


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