Rapper returns to Twitter to unveil single details
Adam Tait
10:53 7th May 2013

Azealia Banks has revealed that her new single is to be called 'ATM JAM' and will feature Pharrell Williams.

Last week it was reported that the rapper had had control of her Twitter account taken away from her by her management after posting multiple controversial tweets.

But now she appears to be back online and, amid a series of explicit tweets, divulged the news about her new single.

"Single #2 is called "ATM JAM" and it's featuring @Pharrell ! !," She tweeted.

Pharrell Williams is very much the man of moment currently, working on several of the biggest records due for release this year, working with Daft Punk, Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z and Kylie Minogue among others.

Banks came to the music listening public's attention in 2011 with single '212' and many expect great things from her.

There's still no news about the release of Azealia's album

But in the meantime she's become more known for her confrontational and controversial Twitter activity. outraging the gay community and arguing with several other musical figures including Angel Haze and The Stone Roses.

Her debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste, still doesn't have a definite release date.

Below: The worst of Azealia Banks' Twitter: the rantings of a rapper

  • A$AP Rocky - April 2013: The most recent star to feel the force of Azealia's Twitter wrath was A$AP Rocky, with Banks implying he was gay after he commented on women's choice of lipstick. "Lol @ A$ap Rocky's lipstick advice," she wrote. "Some people should just come out of the closet."

  • Stone Roses - March 2013: The Stone Roses came under fire after Banks felt that they had tried to sabotage her set at the Future Music Festival in Australia. Azealia couldn't contain her outrage on Twitter. “F**k those old saggy white n**gas stone roses. I wish them nothing but excrement and death,” read one post.

  • Rita Ora - March 2013: Ora fell foul of Banks when model Cara Delavigne was spending a lot of time with the UK popstar instead of the rapper, leading to this series of Tweets. "LOL Rita Ora is so thirsty", "She climbed over the wall of my dancers dressing room to snap photos", "She's been TRYING IT on this tour man... ", "She's mad she's Rihanna's understudy", "Shut up Rita Oral"

  • Baauer - February 2013: Baauer's track 'Harlem Shake' became an internet sensation earlier this year, and Banks decided to post her own version of the track. Baauer had it taken down and Banks was not happy. "You're a pussy. You don't belong in hip-hop," she wrote.

  • Perez Hilton - January 2013: Perhaps the most shocking of Banks' Twitter outbursts, her attack on Perez Hilton infuriated gay rights organisations. The argument raged for some time, one of the worst Tweets being, "omg u should just kill yourself... Like for real... lol what a messy f*ggot you are."

  • Angel Haze - January 2013: The two lady rappers found themselves in a full blown feud after Banks appeared to have a dig at Haze over a track about New York. This descended into a proper slagging match with diss tracks following. "Whatever, angel haze was just waiting for an opportunity to express her Azealia Banks jealousy," Banks tweeted. Modest. Angel Haze promptly linked her to one of her own Tweets telling Haze how great she is.

  • Her own fans - July 2012: Banks appeared to turn on her own fans last summer, slamming hipsters. "I really hate hipsters. That's one type of person I can't stand," she Tweeted. "Hipsters are those socially inept cornballs who at any given moment have to bring you down about dumb shit like musical knowledge n clothes."

  • The rap game and Twitter - June 2012: Almost a year ago Banks decided she didn't want to be a rapper and was done with Twitter."As soon as i started paying attention to bullshit urban media, i started getting myself in trouble. From now on i'm a vocalist, and will not be associating myself with the 'rap game'... or whatever the f*ck that means..." She tweeted. "No more twitter for me... it makes me entirely too accessible." If only she had stuck to that.

  • Marina & The Diamonds - May 2013: Banks didn't take kindly to Marina Diamondis' comments that she put all her personality into her Twitter account, biting back and giving it all she had, writing: "Lol I see this one thirsty singer from the UK sub-tweet about me all the time." She added "She better shut up before I steal her look & sound... B*tches think they’re clever and rude, but trust me, I’m ruder."

  • Lily Allen - July 2013: Things got really personal between Allen and Banks on Twitter, after the UK star claimed the '212' rapper was a one hit wonder. She didn't take kindly, as you might imagine. "Weak... she can't talk though... NOT with that ugly husband she has," Banks wrote. "LOL ill be a one hit wonder but you have ugly children..... Shhhhhhh. #SHUTUP"

  • Lady Gaga - September 2013: After tackling stars big and small, Banks recently took aim at one of the biggest on the planet, hitting out at Lady Gaga for 'copying' her idea for a mermaid-themed gig. "@LadyGaga Yaaaaaas bitch!!! You better promote the head negress during YOUR performance !!! #promo #mermaid #huge," said Banks as Gaga took to the stage in London for her iTunes show, before later asking followers: "On a scale of 1-10, how out of ideas is Lady Gaga?"

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