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Azealia Banks to quit "tacky", "unladylike" rapping?

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Azealia Banks has suggested that she may give up rapping to conentrate on other types of music.

Banks burst onto the scene with well-received mixtapes in 2011 before releasing the single '212', which made it to number 12 in the UK charts.

Azealia Banks arriving at the 2012 GQ Men Of The Year Awards at the Royal Opera House, London

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Speaking to HypeTrak TV, Banks claimed she is looking to move her sound into different areas, saying: "I'd eventually like to stop rapping. That's just the honest truth.

"One day I don't want to rap anymore. Just because I think it's... easy, but I think it's kind of tacky. I think it's very unladylike. I like it, but I think I'm going to get tired of it... I don't see myself being a rapper forever."

She said that she would ideally like to do some "sound research" in 2013 and "come up with a different style", adding: "I'd like to get two albums, get all the urban stuff, rap music, whatever ideas I have in me out and into fruition, and then maybe go back to school and take voice lessons again. Do contemporary jazz or whatever. But I definitely don't see myself being a rapper forever."

Azealia Banks in 'Van Vogue' music video.


The 21-year-old recently pulled her new single 'Esta Noche' after a Twitter row over rights with producer Munchi.

Banks's album Broke with Expensive Taste is set for release in February 2013, and is rumoured to include collaborations with Kanye West and Lady GaGa.

Watch HypeTrak's interview with Azealia Banks below:



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