Azealia Banks lays out complaints about Miami Pride concert… after going off on promoters on stage


Azealia Banks explains why she stormed off stage at Miami Pride event with her breasts exposed… as she calls promoters ‘cheap’ for renting ‘old speakers’ and ‘old mics’

In the wake of Azealia Banks’ bizarre meltdown during the Wynwood Pride concert on Friday,  which ended with her storming off stage, the New York rapper has taken to Instagram to rant about the conditions of the event.

Banks, 31, had performed just four songs from her headlining set, with her breasts fully exposed, when she began to go off about how organizers and promoters kept changing her call times.

‘I’m really not happy to be here. I’m trying y’all, but it’s difficult. I really don’t wanna f**king be here,’ she told fans, just before her microphone was cut off, which prompted boos and jeers from the crowd.

Ranting: Azealia Bank, 31, took to Her Instagram page to rant about the conditions of the Wynwood Pride concert on Friday, as well as the promoters who she says breached their contract by changing start times

Ranting: Azealia Bank, 31, took to Her Instagram page to rant about the conditions of the Wynwood Pride concert on Friday, as well as the promoters who she says breached their contract by changing start times

It turns out, Banks had a long list of complaints about the event, beginning with the time of year the LGBTQ music festival is held.

‘Miami, we need to have a real discussion. Number one, I know that June is the month, but the heat in South Florida in June is way too oppressive to do anything that’s fab, ok,’ she began.

For her second complaint she talked about how ‘we can not be giving segregation k**t,’ which was followed by laughter. ‘Girls we can not be giving segregation k**ts, that’s number two.’

The Fierce rapper continued: ‘Number three, there can be no mud at Pride. No mud at Pride. I don’t care what you trying to give. You trying to give a music festival, whatever, then give a music festival, But no, we can not have mud at Pride.

Going off: The New York City native first complained about the weather during Pride

Going off: The New York City native first complained about the weather during Pride

Weather problem: Banks began by sharing how she feels June is too hot and 'oppressive' and that Pride shows should be moved from June to around new years

Weather problem: Banks began by sharing how she feels June is too hot and ‘oppressive’ and that Pride shows should be moved from June to around new years

'No mud': She talked about how 'we can not be giving segregation k**t,' as her second issue with the concert, and the third was the mud at the show due to the rain in previous days

‘No mud’: She talked about how ‘we can not be giving segregation k**t,’ as her second issue with the concert, and the third was the mud at the show due to the rain in previous days

Her solution: 'I'm sorry, Miami Pride needs to give a nice crisp cool week right after the new year so the girls can really get into their ups and ups'

Her solution: ‘I’m sorry, Miami Pride needs to give a nice crisp cool week right after the new year so the girls can really get into their ups and ups’

She then offered a solution: ‘I’m sorry, Miami Pride needs to give a nice crisp cool week right after the new year so the girls can really get into their ups and ups.’ 

Banks sifted her rant to how the event ‘was supposed to be an indoor venue’, and that organizers used ice machine while she was on stage after being told she was allergic to the fake smoke that it produces.

‘Why was the whole things outside in the rain? Like in the humidity with the ice machine on. Like, oh my gosh, oh my gosh. Guys we are adults, please turn the f***ing ice machine off and leave it off,’ she said defiantly.

‘Don’t bring that s**t out it’s over for that; that’s played, that’s so played. Don’t gas the girls out. Especially when its been raining all week. Use your common sense.’

Dry ice complaints: Banks sifted her rant to how the event 'was supposed to be an indoor venue', and that organizers used ice machine while she was on stage after being told she was allergic to the fake smoke that it produces; she also complained about the old mics and speakers that were used for the event, calling organizers: 'cheap'

Dry ice complaints: Banks sifted her rant to how the event ‘was supposed to be an indoor venue’, and that organizers used ice machine while she was on stage after being told she was allergic to the fake smoke that it produces; she also complained about the old mics and speakers that were used for the event, calling organizers: ‘cheap’

The rapped proceeded to call promoters ‘cheap’ for renting ‘old speakers’ and ‘old mics’ for the festival. 

‘Like, what kind of mic is this even; you know what I mean?’ she continued, before adding, ‘Yea – no, no more old equipment. Let’s step it up, especially when I have the girls out there performing and singing, and doing all that.’

Banks again turned her complaints to the mud and the ice machine used at the festival: ‘S**t not even mixed right. No, no, I don’t want to be here, this is ghetto. This is f***ing ghetto. I don’t want to be here.

From there, the Ice Princess star began ranting about having to sound check before the show in the rain, as well as the risers and catwalk that were used on the stage.

Risers and catwalk issues: The Ice Princess star also complained about sound checking before the show in the rain, as well as the risers and catwalk that were used on the stage

Risers and catwalk issues: The Ice Princess star also complained about sound checking before the show in the rain, as well as the risers and catwalk that were used on the stage

Going off again: After calling out 'b**ches' for being mad because she told the truth, Banks called them' broke little cha chas'

Going off again: After calling out ‘b**ches’ for being mad because she told the truth, Banks called them’ broke little cha chas’

‘No, no, you got to get better risers. No, no, catwalk – corny. No, don’t give me a catwalk, no, give me space , give me room,’ she declared. 

It’s at this point that Banks responded to the backlash to her antics on stage and afterwards. 

‘I see b**ches are mad. Y’all b**ches are mad because I’m telling the truth,’ she explained, before insinuating that there are people who are trying to get her Twitter ‘suspended.’

‘Y’all are exactly what I said: ‘broke little cha chas,’ she shared, along with an apprehensive laugh.

‘Broke little cha chas trying to just like do more than you’re supposed to be doing and then be f***ing rude about it – be rude and nasty about it, and stink about it. Broke a** b**ches.’

Stage rant: Banks made headlines for having a bizarre meltdown during the Wynwood Pride concert, which ended with her storming off the stage; seen in 2018

Stage rant: Banks made headlines for having a bizarre meltdown during the Wynwood Pride concert, which ended with her storming off the stage; seen in 2018 

 

The moment when Bank’s microphone was cut out on stage, the 212 hitmaker became increasingly angry.

In video obtained by TMZ, Banks can be heard expressing her displeasure with the event before making her shocking exit from stage.

‘For the last month and a half, I’ve just being f**ked with… f**ked around with. Set times been moved, “Oh you’re headlining, oh now you’re not headlining, now you’re not this.” I’m really not happy to be here,’ she said with a laugh. Some fans cheered in the midst of her rant.

Not impressed: After performing just four songs during her headlining set, the 31-year-old rapper began going off about how promoters kept changing her call times

Not impressed: After performing just four songs during her headlining set, the 31-year-old rapper began going off about how promoters kept changing her call times

'Not fun,' one Twitter user blasted as another scoffed at the idea of 'paying money to see Azealia Banks'

‘Not fun,’ one Twitter user blasted as another scoffed at the idea of ‘paying money to see Azealia Banks’

'I'm the biggest Azealia Banks apologist and even I can't explain what happened today. I'm sad,' another tweeted

‘I’m the biggest Azealia Banks apologist and even I can’t explain what happened today. I’m sad,’ another tweeted

‘I am so unhappy to be here. But, what did the fans ever do?… I’m trying, but it’s difficult,’ she continued.

The video ended with her tossing her microphone and departing the stage as fans expressed their shock, including a number of them who began booing.

A few hours later, she tried to explain her side of what happened on Twitter from the event, her concerns about security to experiencing an allergic reaction to dry ice.

The other side: Another attendee, however, backed up Banks and said it wasn't fair she was 'being vilified for her reaction to a breach of contract that put her health at risk

The other side: Another attendee, however, backed up Banks and said it wasn’t fair she was ‘being vilified for her reaction to a breach of contract that put her health at risk’

‘Wynwood Pride was way too ghetto. I had to bounce. Every tech rider in Azealia Banks’ history of live performance specifically states – no dry ice as I am EXTREMELY allergic to it. Photos will show massive clouds of dry ice which began to make me lightheaded to a point I could,’ she explained.

Banks said she could ‘barely stand’ and ‘was originally booked for a 10pm set, which promoter moved to 1am.’

She went on to cite safety concerns, like how ‘a phone was thrown on stage’ which she said was ‘proof the festival could not afford licensed security.’ 

'Wynwood Pride was way too ghetto. I had to bounce. Every tech rider in Azealia Banks’ history of live performance specifically states - no dry ice as I am EXTREMELY allergic to it. Photos will show massive clouds of dry ice which began to make me lightheaded to a point I could,' she explained

‘Wynwood Pride was way too ghetto. I had to bounce. Every tech rider in Azealia Banks’ history of live performance specifically states – no dry ice as I am EXTREMELY allergic to it. Photos will show massive clouds of dry ice which began to make me lightheaded to a point I could,’ she explained

‘I have the biggest headache ever rn [right now]. Wow,’ she continued. ‘I am legit having the most intense allergic reaction rn. Trying very hard to stay on my feet, alert, awake and hydrated until the doctor arrives. It’s scary.’

Despite her explanation, Banks’ concert-goers still voiced their frustrations  that Banks came ‘2 hours late’ and people were ‘passing out.’

‘Not fun,’ one Twitter user blasted as another scoffed at the idea of ‘paying money to see Azealia Banks.’

The fan was pointing to the New York native's tweet, which read: 'I literally have a text message from the promoter assuring me that there would be no dry ice implemented in my performance - yet, Still came on stage to clouds of dry ice. I’ve performed Coachella twice and had that simple request honored'

The fan was pointing to the New York native’s tweet, which read: ‘I literally have a text message from the promoter assuring me that there would be no dry ice implemented in my performance – yet, Still came on stage to clouds of dry ice. I’ve performed Coachella twice and had that simple request honored’

'I'm really not happy to be here. I'm trying y'all, but it's difficult,' she told her fans right before her microphone was cut out as she said, 'I really don't wanna f**king be here'

‘I’m really not happy to be here. I’m trying y’all, but it’s difficult,’ she told her fans right before her microphone was cut out as she said, ‘I really don’t wanna f**king be here’

Disappointing: The moment, which showed the 212 hitmaker standing on stage with her breasts fully exposed in a daring black ensemble, prompted the crowd to loudly start booing her

Disappointing: The moment, which showed the 212 hitmaker standing on stage with her breasts fully exposed in a daring black ensemble, prompted the crowd to loudly start booing her

‘I’m the biggest Azealia Banks apologist and even I can’t explain what happened today. I’m sad,’ another person tweeted.  

One attendee, however, backed up Banks and said it wasn’t fair that she was ‘being vilified for her reaction to the alleged breach of contract that put her health at risk.’

The fan was pointing to the New York native’s tweet, which read: ‘I literally have a text message from the promoter assuring me that there would be no dry ice implemented in my performance – yet, Still came on stage to clouds of dry ice. I’ve performed Coachella twice and had that simple request honored.’ 

Another Banks fan reminded people that the rapper 'is human' and 'went through a lot' including a 'stormy' childhood

Another Banks fan reminded people that the rapper ‘is human’ and ‘went through a lot’ including a ‘stormy’ childhood

Not okay: In the past, she was slammed for a homophobic rant calling HIV/AIDS patients 'sex addicts' and calling a flight attendant a 'f***ing f***ot' (seen in 2018)

Not okay: In the past, she was slammed for a homophobic rant calling HIV/AIDS patients ‘sex addicts’ and calling a flight attendant a ‘f***ing f***ot’ (seen in 2018)

Another Banks fan reminded people that the rapper ‘is human’ and ‘went through a lot’, including a ‘stormy’ childhood. 

Earlier this week, Banks went on a Twitter rant about how Cardi B ‘was an industry plant’ that ‘took advantage of the opportunity and rode that b**ch the f**k out.’ 

In the past, she was slammed for a homophobic rant calling HIV/AIDS patients ‘sex addicts’ and calling a flight attendant a ‘f***ing f***ot.’ 

Some of her controversial rants in the past have resulted in her Twitter account being suspended, several times over the years.

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