Who Is Azealia Banks (Rapper)? Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Career, Dig Up Her Dead Cat And Cook

Azealia Banks
Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks Wiki – Azealia Banks Biography

Azealia Banks is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actress. Raised in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, she began releasing music through Myspace in 2008 before being signed to XL Recordings at age 18. In 2011, her debut single “212” went viral and entered several international charts. Banks subsequently signed with Interscope and Polydor Records before later separating in July 2013. Banks ultimately became an independent artist and started her own independent record label, Chaos & Glory Recordings, after multiple negative experiences with previous labels.

Banks has released two mixtapes (Fantasea in 2012 and Slay-Z in 2016), one studio album (Broke with Expensive Taste in 2014), and two extended plays (1991 in 2012 and Icy Colors Change in 2018). Her long-delayed second and third studio albums, Fantasea II: The Second Wave and Business & Pleasure, await release. The lead singles from each respective album, “Anna Wintour” and “Black Madonna” were released in April 2018 and June 2020 respectively.

In early 2017, Banks launched her online store, CheapyXO. The site sells spiritual items, artist merchandise from Banks and most notably, original skin-care products. In December 2017, she had her film debut in the musical drama Love Beats Rhymes, receiving positive reviews for her performance as the lead actress in the film.

Throughout her career, Banks’s social media presence and outspoken views, especially on U.S. politics and race, have attracted significant controversy, criticism, and media scrutiny. She has developed a reputation for having disputes with public figures on Twitter.
Azealia Amanda Banks was born on May 31, 1991, in New York City’s Manhattan borough; she was the youngest of three girls. Her single mother raised her and two older sisters in Harlem, after their father died of pancreatic cancer when she was two years old. Following her father’s death, Banks says that her mother “became really abusive—physically and verbally. Like she would hit me and my sisters with baseball bats, bang our heads up against walls, and she would always tell me I was ugly. I remember once she threw out all the food in the fridge, just so we wouldn’t have anything to eat.” Due to escalating violence, Banks moved out of her mother’s home at age 14 to live with her older sister.

Azealia Banks Age

Azealia Banks is 29-years-old.

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Dig Up Her Dead Cat And Cook

Twitter is aghast after Azealia Banks appeared to dig up her dead cat and proceed to cook its remains. The 212 rapper shocked followers with Instagram videos in which she and a number of friends apparently dug up her cat Lucifer, who died three months ago. In disturbing footage which has now been deleted, hands clawed the soil where Lucifer was buried, with Azealia saying: ‘A lot of you guys don’t know, Lucifer the cat died three months ago, and we had to put him in the ground, and we’re digging him up for the very first time.’

As she started rap lyrics from her hit 212, the 29-year-old added: ’She’s coming back to life c***s.’ A bag was seen being pulled out of the ground, seemingly containing Lucifer, before the cat’s remains appeared to be added to a pot of liquid that Azealia was stirring. The video’s caption read: ‘Lucifer 2009-2020. My Dear kitty. Thank you for everything. A legend. An icon. Forever a serval serve.’

Azealia then shared another post, which is too graphic to show, showing Lucifer’s skeleton, with the caption: ‘She’s ready.’ Both posts have since been deleted. On Azealia’s Instagram story, she was seen burning sage in an abalone shell, in a ritual known as smudging, which clears out negative energies from a space. She said: ‘That cat went out with a f***ing bang. Taking my b**** to Miami.’ The footage caused uproar on social media, with many calling the posts ‘sick and disgusting’, while others expressed concern for Azealia.