Azealia Banks No Longer a Trump Supporter, Signs Record Deal with RZA of Wu-Tang Clan
Following a widely publicized endorsement of the controversial Republican candidate Donald Trump, Azealia Banks is says that she is no longer a supporter. Her career also appears to be on an upswing, as she just signed a record deal with RZA of Wu-Tang Clan. The “212” rapper recently signed on to act in the musical drama, Coco, with Common and Jill Scott.
“just smiling, chilling, summoning coinesha,” she wrote on Facebook. “I’m FINALLY getting a record deal. I’m signing with RZA. He and I have an excellent work chemistry. Filming coco with him was loads of fun!! Now I get to make music with him!!! Business and Pleasure is imminent.”
At this time, no details have been shared by RZA on her record deal. Billboard reports that Banks left Universal Music in July 2014 before she had even released an album. In November 2014, Banks released her debut LP, Broke With Expensive Taste, through a partnership with Prospect Park. Prospect Park is run by Jeff Kwatinetz and both his management company and label handled that release.
Banks had been vocal about wanting to leave the Interscope/Polydor division of Universal Music and the details of the split were never made public. She even used Twitter in order to beg the label to release her from the contract.
In an interview with Gigwise, Banks admitted to concealing tracks with her label, saying, “I haven’t been releasing anything that could potentially be phenomenal. I haven’t been doing anything good because I don’t want these people to want me. It’s like a relationship with an ex-boyfriend, where you kind of do things to make him go away.”