Photo claims to show terrible turn-out
Michael Baggs

09:23 4th July 2014

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Azealia Banks pulled out of her appearance at this week's appearance at Hove Festival in Norway at the last minute, but it's probably just as well - there wouldn't have been anyone to watch her.

The US rapper was due to perform at the Tromoy event this week, but apparently was not on site at her stage time, forcing the festival organisers to make a last minute cancellation on their official website, announcing her no-show.

The organisers' statement read: "Due to unforeseen reasons, Azealia Banks is not going to make it Tromøya in time. We are of course terribly sorry for this, but hope we can put a small consolation in the form of surprise concert from Jaa9 & OnklP at the Casino from with Marie Komissar, Arif, Arshad Maimouni and Cloudbusting."

However, one person who was in attendance posted the below photo on her Twitter account, reportedly showing a less-than-poor turn out for the her show.


Rumours suggest the rapper was unwilling to make a four-hour drive to the festival site. Banks has yet to comment on the situation, remaining uncharacteristically silent on her own Twitter account.

Below: the best/worst bits of Azealia Banks' Twitter rants

  • 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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