Rapper Azealia Banks bringing tunes and 'tude to Tel Aviv in May
Rapper Azealia Banks is making her way to Israel this spring, performing at Tel Aviv's Barby club on May 7. She posted the concert date on Instagram, crowing about her prophecy coming true that she would one day perform in Tel Aviv:
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ISRAEL IM COMING FINALLY!!!!!! , now all I need is a show in Seoul to complete the prophecy of my WALLACE lyrics !! July 5th . Save the date!
Ticket link on Monday" The "Wallace" lyrics Banks mentioned in her Instagram post include her plans to one day perform in Tel Aviv: "Come and talk to me..
Beam me up
When I reach that one do ya- wild out, I suppose
I been hot in Europe yep
Tel Aviv, Istanbul, Seoul. London, Toyko"
Known for her music and public feuds on social media, the 26-year-old rapper has been in the public eye since she was 17 and signed her first recording contract. She recently signed a £1 million record deal with Entertainment One, and just four days ago uploaded some freestyle rapping laid over Drake's "God's Plan," reported XXL Mag, that is typical of Banks' rough-and-tough, tell-it-like-it-is style:
"These bitches talkin' but they don't be what they livin, now they livid," Banks spits. "The game's over, the door's open for the challenge/Drive with the mileage/I'm steady with the beam like Gabby, I got the balance/Number one talent/Sippin' from my chalice/Fantasy waters deep in the hole like I'm Alice." XXL also reported that the young rapper completed her last court-mandated anger management course, a 26-week course she was required to attend to reduce her charges for allegedly punching a nightclub security guard in a 2015 altercation. It was not the first time Banks had gotten herself in trouble.
She has mouthed off against Sarah Palin, Russell Crowe and Beyonce, among others.
Banks is also gearing up for the release of her next album, Fantasea II: The Second Wave. In January, the rapper announced the project will be released in March 2018, via Entertainment One.
The NIS 215 to NIS 240 tickets for the Tel Aviv show go on sale Monday.