The drama magnet says she’s “hanging up my fighting gloves”.

Azealia Banks has revealed the title of her next album will be Business & Pleasure. The follow-up to last year’s Broke With Expensive Taste will be out in 2016, she told NME in a candid interview where she talks about hanging out with Lana Del Rey and Ariel Pink, taking psychedelics, and the cause of her frequent Twitter beefs:

“If you give a 19 year-old a million pounds and a bottle of vodka and a Chanel handbag and one of these” – she points at an iPhone on the glass coffee table – “then what do you think’s going to happen? I always tell my mom, just imagine if you were coke binging in the ‘80s and you had Twitter. Imagine if they had Twitter during the crack epidemic.”

She also spoke of her love of Pearson Sound (“I wrote him an email saying: ‘Hey – I made your song really awesome. Can I have this now?'”) and mellowing out:

“Am I hanging up my fighting gloves? Yeah. I’m a lady. I don’t wanna be dealing with that. Now, when you feel the adrenaline going, you stop yourself. I’m done with that. I’ve done it already. You’ve seen me curse people out. Let’s do something else now.”

Read the full interview.



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