March 8, 2016


Azealia Banks Deleted Her Twitter

Christie Goodwin/Redferns via Getty Images
Christie Goodwin/Redferns via Getty Images

Harlem rapper/singer Azealia Banks has shut down one of the most polarizing parts of her career: Her Twitter account, followed by 549,000 people.

She wrote on Tuesday, March 8:

"Ok, today, i'm finally making the decision to eject from social media. american media culture is honestly so fucking disgusting and junky and complaining about it is not going to change it. reading shit, seeing stupid ass articles and dumb bitches/bros has just really filled me up with a lot of bad feelings. it's been a great couple of years, sharing opinions and having conversations, but i think i will be so much happier just NOT looking at this. (Americans have the WORST taste in everything.) So my friends, its time to say goodbye once and for all to this account. This account will exist no more. Time for a bit of Mystery... Goodbye."

Her account went dark shortly after. You can still catch her on Facebook (her last post was August 2015) and Instagram.

Check out Banks' latest track, the Notorious B.I.G.–sampling "The Big Big Beat," right here. She's been teasing a new mixtape, Slay-Z, and her second album, Business & Pleasure.

For an in-depth look at the gap between Banks' sensational musical output and her social media presence, check out our piece from November.