it is always quite class when someone of limited talent goes out and grabs some thoroughly undeserved attention to their "art". to that extent, then, full on applause to the exceptionally limited in regards of talent to Ms Azealia Banks in respect of making headlines out of a "vendetta" that no less than The Stone Roses currently have against her.
for some peculiar reason, possibly simply to just make up the numbers, Ms Banks found herself on the bill for the festivals that The Stone Roses are doing in Australia. quite a lucky break for her, and one you would think she'd be a touch grateful for and make the most of. i have no idea how grateful Ms Banks was or is, but i do know she took a rather unusual approach to "making the most" of an opportunity.
Ms Banks, as an artist with a selective fanbase and of little general interest, appeared rather low on the set list and early on in the day. she claims, and please note that this claim has not been verified, that The Stone Roses decided to "warm up" as her set was underway and this in some way interfered with her performance.
if such a thing did happen, i very much doubt that The Stone Roses would have done anything to affect another performer in any sort of deliberate way. they are rather well known for supporting and raising the profile of any and all other artists as and when they can. Ms Banks, however, seems to have got it into her head that they were coerced into a "pact" with a manager that she had fired to make sure her set was sabotaged. heaven forbid the idea that Ms Banks just isn't very good.
the tirade that Ms Banks has unleashed on twatter or whatever it is called is, to say the least, special. whereas i have censored her comments below, it's still pretty strong stuff, so proceed with caution.
F*** those old saggy white n***** stone roses. I wish them nothing but excrement and death — YUNG RAPUNXEL (@AZEALIABANKS) March 9, 2013
Wow! I must really f****** be a superstar... You've got an established band trying to sabotage my lil rap bitch shine. — YUNG RAPUNXEL (@AZEALIABANKS) March 9, 2013
Wow a bunch of old white men trying to bully a young black girl.... What the f*** else is new in this world ??? — YUNG RAPUNXEL (@AZEALIABANKS) March 9, 2013
my, what a charming, rational, well balanced and in no-way ignorant person Ms Banks is. hard to believe that there isn't a much bigger fanbase following her with this kind of approach. i have no doubt whatsoever that it is a fanbase that, ahem, changed in size considerably after she cancelled the remainder of her dates in Australia a mere one hour after she was supposed to be on stage for the first of the cancelled shows.
as for what the fans see in Azealia Banks, that's beyond me i am afraid. so far any success she has had has been from covers of songs by The Prodigy and The Strokes, bands you would have thought she spoke of in the same terms as she does The Stone Roses in that first twatter quote. her incredible originality and creativity does not end there, of course. have a look at the name of this album / ep / "statement" she released.
yes, she's named it after the year she was born. what an amazing, high-end and original concept. i am sure no one else has thought of it before and it is in no way related to the success Adele has had from albums named after the age she was when she recorded them.
Ms Banks did also write "Big apologies on behalf of the stone roses to my fans at the festival today" before her tirade. you can imagine that, if they were aware of accidentally disrupting someone else, they would send apologies without question. that they could be manipulated of convinced to do something by someone not up to the job of managing Ms Banks, however, is something i would dispute.
there are many around the world, my sister in particular, who would no doubt agree with Ms Banks for not liking The Stone Roses, although i doubt too many would use her language to express it. that's up to them, really, but the only reason Ms Banks presently features here or indeed in any sort of music news reports is because of The Stone Roses. here's hoping she, sooner rather than later, makes some music that a few people have an interest in hearing. that would allow her to get some attention without riding on the back of people she clearly does not like.
be excellent to each other!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!