Azealia Banks may still be riding high on the release of her long-awaited debut album Broke with Expensive Taste, but she's already prepping her second album for 2016. In a new interview, the "Ice Princess" rapper opened up about her past temper problems and revealed the title and expected release date for her sophomore effort.
Speaking with NME, Banks revealed that her new record will be titled Business & Pleasure and revealed that she's already hallway done with recording the LP. The release date is still a ways off though, with 2016 as a general timeline. After getting dropped from Interscope Records last year and releasing Broke With Expensive Taste on her own, Banks now understands the length of an album cycle and will be giving BWET time to breathe.
In addition to semi-announcing her second studio album, Banks seemed to use the opportunity with NME to clear the air about her aggressive Twitter-attack heavy persona. Admitting that she's grown up a lot over the past year, she relives the feuds she's had with everyone from Iggy Azalea to Baauer to Lily Allen by saying she physically could not restrain herself.
"It's not even a head thing. It's a physical thing. I start to get hot," Banks admitted about her temper. But, now she deals with it by stepping back instead of firing off online. "Now, when I feel that, I realize, and I go and have a glass of water or something to calm down."
(Though she recently fired a mini-shot at Taylor Swift and Gigi Hadid over stealing her nickname "Slay-Z" for the "Bad Blood" music video.)
I'm sorry. But there is only one Slay-Z. And that is me.
— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) May 9, 2015