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Azealia Banks is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and actress. In 2008, she began releasing music through Myspace before being signed to XL Recordings when she was 17 years old. Banks subsequently signed with Interscope and Polydor Records. In 2017, Banks had her feature-film debut in Love Beats Rhymes, receiving positive reviews for her performance as lead actress in a film also featuring Common, Jill Scott and John David Washington. In April 2022, Banks posted an Instagram story repeatedly chastising Ukraine in the 2022 Russian invasion of the country.

Birth Name

Azealia Amanda Banks

Nickname

Miss Bank$, Yung Rapunxel, B.A.N.K.S, Krystal Pepsy

Profession

Actress, Rapper, Singer, Songwriter

Genre

Hip Hop, Hip House, Dance-Pop

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

Polydor, Prospect Park, Inters, copeChaos & Glory, XL, E1

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Azealia Banks was born on 31st of  May 1991, in Harlem, New York City, New York, United States.

Age

She’s currently 31 years old.

Sun Sign

Gemini

Ethnicity

Black

Religion

Christianity

Education

Azealia attended LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts in Manhattan to train herself in performing arts.

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Family Details

  • Father – Died of pancreatic cancer, when Azealia was two years old.
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Azealia has 2 older sisters.

Marital Status

Single

Boyfriend / Spouse

Azealia Banks has dated –

  • Ryder Ripps (2021-Present) – In February 2021, Banks publicly announced her engagement to American artist Ryder Ripps. In March, she confirmed they had split up.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 7 inches
  • In centimeters – 170 cm
  • In meters – 1.7 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 56 kg
  • In Pounds – 124 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 33-24-34
  • Bust – 33 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip – 34 inches
  • Bra Size – 32D

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Black

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

She wears a size 8 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).

Sexuality

Bisexual

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Azealia is best known for her singles 212, Yung Rapunxel and ATM Jam, released in 2011 and 2013.

Film Debut

In 2005, Banks made her onscreen appearance in the musical comedy film The American Ruling Class as Empire Falls singer and dancer.

Album Debut

In January 2014, Banks released her debut studio album Broke with Expensive Taste via Interscope and Polydor Records. The album consists of 16 singles including Yung Rapunxel and ATM Jam, which were released in 2013.

Television Debut

Azealia has not appeared any television show yet.

Brand Endorsements

Banks has done endorsement work for MAC’s lipstick Yung Rapunxel of dark and eggplant color.

Azealia Banks Favorites

  • Favorite ActorLeonardo DiCaprio, Jim Carrey
  • Favorite Beverage – Bubble Tea
  • Favorite Color – Blue
  • Favorite Food – Sea Food

Azealia Banks Net worth

Azealia Banks has an estimated net worth of $4 million dollars as of 2022.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Azealia Banks

  • Banks had been raised by her mother, along with her 2 older sisters, as her father died, when she was 2 years old.
  • She got interested in musical theater and singing at a young age, and by 16, she started acting in a production of the comedy-noir musical City of Angels.
  • In 2011, Azealia was named New Style Icon at the Billboard Awards.
  • In September 2011, Banks released her debut single “212” as a free digital download from her website, which was subsequently released officially on December 6, 2011, as the lead single from her EP 1991.
  • She is a fighter against racism and segregation.
  • In May 2012, Banks announced plans to release a mixtape originally titled Fantastic titled Fantasea.
  • In March 2013, she fired her tour manager, when he reportedly stole money from her.
  • In July 28, 2014, Banks released the official second single from Broke with Expensive Taste, titled “Heavy Metal and Reflective”, on her own label, Azealia Banks Records.
  • In February 2016, Banks released a new single, “The Big Big Beat”, with its official video uploaded to Vevo in April.
  • In July 2016, Banks admitted to lightening her skin due to skin blemishes from her birth control and defended the process of skin bleaching.
  • In December 2016, Banks posted a series of videos on Instagram detailing her cleanup of a closet in her apartment where she claims to have been practicing witchcraft.
  • In 2018, her second studio album Fantasea II: The Second Wave will be released.
  • In January 31, 2018, Banks announced that she had signed a $1 million record deal with Entertainment One.
  • In May 2019, Banks announced she had been working on a project in Russia called Yung Rapunxel: Pt. II as a follow up mixtape to her debut single off Broke With Expensive Taste called Yung Rapunxel.
  • In June 2019, Banks declared in a lengthy rant on her Instagram page that she will never release a body of work as she does not feel that the public is deserving of her work.
  • In October 2019, Banks announced that during tours in the former Soviet Union, she will perform under the name Azilka (Russian: Азилька).
  • On August 8, 2020, Banks announced that she intended to end her life through euthanasia and document the process on film.
  • In April 2022, Banks posted an Instagram story repeatedly chastising Ukraine in the 2022 Russian invasion of the country.
  • Visit her official website @ azealiabanks.com.
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