Azealia Banks - "New Bottega" + General Discussion

Pitchfork named "Fuck Him All Night" the 28th best song of the year, although the write up is lame as fuck.
Like the bimbo, the bitch is a classic archetype. Half self-styled genius, half-warrior, the bitch feeds cannilly on the tender meat of respectability politics, refuses to accept an L, and embraces hostility on a level so fundamental it might be cellular. Banks is a bitch with stamina. “Fuck Him All Night” is her and producer Galcher Lustwerk’s spare take on booty house: a horny, repetitive, Chicago-indebted genre of dance music that pickles her spirit like it’s in a vat of vinegar. It’s neither her best track nor her worst, but the vim is—as promised—carnivorous, dramatic, stabby. The single’s cover has her nails splayed across her crotch in denim, spelling out the name of a fading rival (K-A-N-Y-E, right hand; ★-W-E-S-T, left) against lacquer the color of a perfect bruise. –Mina Tavakoli
NPR also named it the 69th best song of the year.
Whether you love or hate her, you can't deny that Azealia Banks knows her way around a beat. At its core, the aptly-named "F*** Him All Night" is very simple, composed of a minimal Galcher Lustwerk drum and synth under Banks' bouncy flow; the magic lies in the relationship between the two. Banks has always excelled on top of house beats, and as she dances around lines that range from the explosively sexual to the suggestively seductive ("I'm high like Sharon Stone in Casino"), the track bears similarity to her classic "212" — both in eternal catchiness and replay potential.
 
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I mentioned it in the Kim Petras thread a few days ago, but she recently said that her and Azealia's song also featured Doja Cat. Now I need an AB and Doja collab since it practically already exists.
 
I wish she'd drop all the house-pop stuff she's done with OWWWLS. Bop after bop.

setting the mood
here for the rendezvous
they can't walk in my shoes
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She's going to court on February 1st with her ex-manager.

Article is from Rolling Stone but sits behind a paywall so I've posted in spoilers, she spoke about all of this in depth on her Instagram story.
More than a year after she was first sued for stalking and defamation by her ex-manager, Azealia Banks has responded with a cross-complaint accusing the Prospect Park label boss of posing as a “romantic suitor” to “steal” from her.

In new paperwork obtained by Rolling Stone, Banks says Jeff Kwatinetz was 49 years old and single when he presided over an “egregious” dealmaking process in 2014 that gave his company a 15-year license to her album Broke with Expensive Taste – an album she already owned that had been produced and paid for by another record company, according to her recent filing in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

“[Kwatinetz] attempted to control and manipulate Banks so he could eventually steal from her, by charming the 23-year-old from Harlem and attempting to convince her that he loved her,” her filing states. “He would repeatedly tell her in e-mails that he loved her, had sleepovers with her and sent her gifts.”

The “212” artist claims Kwatinetz engaged in “blurring the lines between a fiduciary and a romantic suitor so that he could take financial advantage” of her. To bolster her claim, Banks alleges Kwatinetz once sent her an email detailing the end of his working relationship with singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson.

“She fired me [because] unbeknownst to me she was in love with me and when I told her to start working out because she had a lot of TV coming up, she took it that I was calling her fat and fired me,” Kwatinetz allegedly wrote in the purported email excerpted in the cross-complaint.

Banks is counter-suing Kwatinetz with claims of breach of contract and fraud. She alleges he and his company “failed for years” to pay her her fair share of the revenues from her album. According to her filing, it wasn’t until July 1, 2020, that Prospect Park supplied its first accounting under the deal and paid Banks the “minuscule sum of $15,344.94.” Her paperwork says Prospect Park reported album revenues of $1,490,460 and costs and expenses totaling $1,296,330.

“Under the circumstances, the amount of alleged costs and expenses is outrageous,” Banks’ cross-complaint states. She also alleges the company “refused” to provide her with “backup for basically any of the expenses.”

“Ms. Banks is a talented artist, but she has been acting irresponsibly and dangerously for years,” a rep for Kwatinetz said in a statement to Rolling StoneThursday. “Ms. Banks’ cross-complaint has no merit and is nothing more than a PR stunt. Mr. Kwatinetz will vindicate his rights in court, where he will prove that Ms. Banks’ allegations are false and slanderous.”

For his part, Kwatinetz first sued Banks for defamation and stalking on Sept. 24, 2020 but moved to dismiss the civil action in March. He filed a follow-up complaint Sept. 20, 2021 with similar causes of defamation, trade libel and stalking.

According to Kwatinetz, Banks started ranting against him and Prospect Park in June 2020 with “blatantly false claims” alleging he was withholding royalties. “Banks’ claims run the gamut of the absurd and could easily be ignored and written off as the rantings of a lunatic, but her recent rants took an ominous and dangerous turn,” his complaint states.

He claims Banks posted messages on YouTube and other social media platforms that he believes “threatened the lives” of his wife and young child, in addition to himself. One post included a photo of Banks outside his home in Los Angeles, his paperwork alleges.

“All of this terrifying conduct appears to be a coordinated campaign of extortion. Sadly, for Banks, it all comes down to money to which she is not entitled, and there appear to be no means she will not use to get it,” his complaint states.

The next court hearing in the case is set for Feb. 1.
 
She's been trending on Twitter on and off for the last day after her dragging Kanye West went viral, the original tweet had over 100k likes but here's the gist of it. There's also a long video of her going in on him but I'll leave you to search on Twitter for that.

The reactions.



 
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