Azealia Banks wants M.I.A. duet

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 February 2015
Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks says she is desperate to work with M.I.A. on her new album 'Fantasea 2', but would reject collaborations with Beyonce and Lady Gaga

Azealia Banks wants to work with M.I.A.

The 23-year-old rapper has revealed she is planning on releasing a double disc album this year featuring a re-recorded version of her 'Fantasea' mixtape as well as a second disc featuring new tracks, on which she is hoping to work with the star.

She said: "I would really like [to collaborate with] M.I.A. I love M.I.A. I like her just because she doesn't give a f**k ... I live for her."

The '212' star - who released her debut album 'Broke With Expensive Taste' last year - explained her plans for new music by saying she is hoping to harness "deep dark energy" when creating it.

Speaking to SiriusXM, she explained: "'Fantasea 2' is coming ... It's already in the works.

"I wanna do like a double disc with 'Fantasea 1', re-record some of the songs and package it up and have a double disc with 'Fantasea 1' and 'Fantasea 2'.

"I was just scratching the service with 'Fantasea 1'

"It's gonna be f**king cool. But it's not going to be specific. I'm not going to expose anything, any secrets, but yeah it's going to be this deep, deep, deep dark energy."

Along with the 'Paper Planes' hitmaker, the controversial musician added Rihanna and Jay Z would complete her top three dream collaborators, but stated she would reject collaborations with Beyonce and Lady Gaga if the opportunities arose.

The statement comes two years after the trio are believed to have collaborated on a track named 'Ratchet', before Azealia fell out with Gaga who she claimed stole her track 'Red Flame'.

Tweeting in 2013, she wrote: "Make sure u let them know where u got the title for red flame from. U stole that from the demo I sent u.

"You can have it. Plenty more where that came from. Seriously... This one is free. Next time I'm charging (sic)."


Influential and much respected multi-genre Anglo-Asian rapper with an admirable pop streak too.

Azealia Banks

Hip-hop enfant terrible with a potty mouth.

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