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Azealia Banks Announces Her Release From Universal Records [Photos]


Today (July 10), it appears Azealia Banks’ hardened campaign efforts to get out of her deal have finally paid off.

The troublemaking talent, who has beefed with her Universal imprint and T.I. in the recent months, took to her Twitter account fresh from the 2014 Wireless Festival to announce the big news. In all caps, undoubtedly.

“IM ABOUT TO GET OUT OF MY DEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THATS THE BIG SURPRISE!!!!!,” she tweeted before metaphorizing the situation to that of slavery times. “I’S IS FREE!!!!!! I’m feeling like miss celie at the end of color purple. Free at last.”

Racially charged discussion aside, it has been a long time coming for the 23-year-old Harlem native who has seen her progression stalled as her and the label have been at odds for sometime now. She blamed Pharrell and the label for underpromoting her 2013 single, “ATM Jam” and even couldn’t get them to sanction her Soundcloud account.

All the beef and backlash has resulted her in failing to release an album since her inception to the general public in 2011. According to Banks however, all that is about to change.

“I’m gonna have a fresh start. I’m so excited!!!!,” she exclaimed.

It should be an interesting “first impression,” to say the least.

Click through the numbered gallery below to all of Azealia’s excited plans for the future.

Photos: WENN, Twitter/Azealia Banks

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  • Muah

    So you guys are not even going to proof read??

  • PolkaDots

    I hope she does well. I would hate to see someone with talent fade to the black.

  • MB

    How about Color Purple was abt those slavery days and Ms Celie was in jail for punching a white man. Did u read the book? See the movie?

    • MB

      *was NOT about slavery days