XXL magazine reports that Azealia Banks is hitting the road this fall for a North American tour. The first date starts on Oct. 3, 2017, in Grand Rapids, Mich. and the tour will conclude on Oct. 28, 2017, in San Francisco, Calif.
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The Harlem rapper has been spending the bulk of 2017 regaining her musical footing. In June, she dropped the hard-hitting “Chi Chi,” and followed that with two different versions of her song, “Escapades.” “Oh yeah – Escapades is what was supposed to come of my disclosure collab. So I’m definitely coming to prove my exec production skills on ha,” wrote Azealia in a tweet when describing the song.
In a July interview with XXL, Banks describes feelings of being shut out of the industry. “I’m definitely shut out from where I was, 100 percent,” says Azealia. “People are very scared to be associated with me because of, you know, the controversy, I guess the skin bleaching or the ‘sand nigger’ or the ‘faggot’ thing. I’m not sad about it, I’m not disappointed at the situation. I’m disappointed with myself for sure. I’m a little disappointed in them, but not really.”
In the same interview, Azealia gives some insight into the inspiration behind her new music. “The music I’m making now… I can feel myself maturing as a woman,” Banks told XXL. “I can feel myself becoming like my mother, in a sense. I can feel all of her tastes. All of the tastes she had when I was really young… I can feel myself appreciating all of those now.”
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