Azealia Banks Storms Off Stage at Listen Out Festival After Fan Throws Beer Can
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As history has shown us, when you mess with Azealia Banks, she usually bites back. But when she almost got decked with a flying object over the weekend, she just walked off the stage.
After only 90 seconds into her performance of ‘ATM Jam,’ a fan flung a beer can at the rapper, the beverage nearly hitting Banks. As the crowd breaks into a series of “ohs” and screams, she stops mid-lyric, turns around and walks offstage. She never returns, but her camp did release a statement regarding the incident.
“The incident made Azealia and her stage crew feel unsafe,” a rep for the artist said in a statement.
The ‘212’ rhymer did feel bad for what happened and apologized to her fans via Twitter.
Sorry to all the festival-goers in Melbourne !!!!! See ya tomorrow in Brisbane !!!!!
— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) October 5, 2013
Luckily, Brisbane went smoothly. “K. Brisbane went smoothly. No one threw any cans at my head. I’m gonna read my Cat encyclopedia, have a wine and go to sleep,” she tweeted.
Apparently, this wasn’t the first time something like this happened. According to Billboard, Banks was hit with a drink about 15 minutes into her set. And the drama doesn’t stop in Australia for the Harlem-bred artist. She only played a 25-minute set at Splendour in the Grass earlier this year and also started a Twitter war with the Stone Roses who she claimed were soundchecking over her performance.