Azealia Banks’ former record label not ‘cool enough’

Azealia Banks says her former record label, Universal Music Group, weren’t “cool enough” to appreciate her music.
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The ‘212’ rapper parted ways with Universal Music Group earlier this year after expressing her dissatisfaction with the label on Twitter and she’s now revealed she found it “crippling” to work with them.

She said: “I guess they were more excited by the idea of me than my actual music. They were excited by the idea of this cool girl who was going to make all this cool music, but they weren’t cool enough to understand it.”

The 23-year-old star claims that while she enjoyed the expensive facilities to begin with, she grew tired of having to please her corporate bosses.

She explained: “I was working on whatever I wanted in all best studios, all hours of the day and night whenever I wanted it, in whatever city I wanted. It was nice.”

Referring to her Twitter messages begging to be released from her contract, she added: “I was hurting. It was crippling.”

However, Azealia has gone on to release her debut album ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’ and is looking forward to remaining unpredictable.

She added to The Sunday Telegraph newspaper: “Just get bigger and better. That’s all I want to do now.”

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