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Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks is a famous American rapper, singer, actress, and songwriter. Azealia Banks used to release her music through MySpace before she signed with XL Recordings at the age of 12.

Early Life

Azealia Banks was born on May 31, 1991. Her full name is Azealia Amanda Banks. Presently, she is 31 years old and her sun sign is Gemini. She was raised in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, Manhattan, USA.

Azealia was the youngest of three. Her single mother raised her and her two siblings after their father died of pancreatic cancer when she was 2 years old.

Following her father’s death, she says that her mother became abusive, physically and verbally. Due to escalating violence, she moved out of her mother’s home at age 14 to live with her older sister. She attended LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts.

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Caption: Azealia Banks while performing on the stage. Source Time Out

Azealia Banks – Net Worth 2023

Azealia Banks has gained fame as an American rapper, singer, actress, and songwriter and earned a good amount of money. This famous singer has a net worth of $6 million as of 2023.

Career

At a young age, Azealia became interested in musical theater, dancing, acting, and singing. At the age of 16, this personality starred in a production of the comedy-noir musical City of Angels, where she was found by an agent who sent her to auditions for TBS, Nickelodeon, and Law & Order, all without success.

She started releasing music through Myspace in 2008 before being signed to XL Recordings at age 18. In the year 2011, her debut single “212” went viral and entered several international charts.

Subsequently, she signed with Interscope and Polydor Records before later separating in July 2013. Azealia became an independent artist and began her own independent record label, Chaos & Glory Recordings.

Currently, she signed with Parlophone and Warner Records. Banks has professionally 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).

Likewise, in December 2017, she had her film debut in the musical drama, Love Beats Rhymes, portraying the lead character. Her works have garnered acclaim from critics, drawing on various sounds including dutch house, rap, pop, electronic music, and avant-garde.

Moreover, “212” has often been considered one of the best songs of the century by various music publications, including Rolling Stone and Pitchfork. Throughout her career, her social media presence and outspoken views, especially on U.S. politics and race, have attracted significant controversy.

On July 7, 2021, she released the single “Fuck Him All Night”. Further, a perfume of the same name was launched months later. Also, she announced that she was under new management. Likewise, on November 9, 2022, she announced that she had officially signed to Parlophone Records, under Warner Music Group.

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Caption: Azealia Banks singing a song. Source: 24

Brand Endorsements

Her recent brand endorsements through her Instagram pages are Bitch Jeans, Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, Gucci, CHEAPYXO LLC, FURLA, KUBORAUM, Tiffany & Co., OTTOLINGER, and many more.

Personal Life

In October 2019, this personality announced that she would perform under the name Azilka (Russian: Азилька) during her tour in the former Soviet Union. Moreover, on August 8, 2020, she announced that she intended to end her life through euthanasia and document the process on film.

Azealia Banks is bisexual. She was said to be dating Jesse Bradford in the year 2015. In February 2021, she publicly announced her engagement to American artist Ryder Ripps. The two made an audio sex tape and sold it using NFT, which was then up for resale for $260 million. Likewise, in March, she announced the end of the relationship.

Moreover, in July 2016, she admitted to lightening her skin due to skin blemishes from her birth control and defended the process of skin bleaching. And, in December of the same year, Banks revealed that she had a miscarriage and asked her fans for advice and support.

Further, BuzzFeed News wrote Banks “has been frank about her own mental health issues”. And, in 2020, during a plea deal in Manhattan Court to avoid prison time, she was ordered to seek mental health treatment. Further, The British magazine gal-dem reported that she has bipolar disorder.

Body Measurements

This personality is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs around 56 kilos. Her chest-waist-hip measurements are 32-24-34 inches respectively. Additionally, Azealia wears a shoe size of 8 (US) and a dress size of 5 (US). Her eyes as well as her hair are black in color.

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Caption: Azealia Banks in ramp walk. Source: Zimbio

Azealia Banks – Social Media

Her self-titled YouTube channel has amassed over 592K subscribers. Her Facebook page has gained over 768K followers. She has earned more than 20.3K followers on her ‘@azealiabanksforever’ Instagram account.