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Azealia Banks Finally Leaves Universal Records

July 11, 2014 (6:22 am) GMT
The raptress, who begged to be released from Universal earlier this year, announces on Twitter that she's parted ways with the record label that she joined back in 2012.
Azealia Banks

finally gets what she wants. The raptress, who made more headlines for her feuds with fellow artists than her music, took to Twitter on Thursday, July 10 to announce that she'd departed Universal Records which she joined back in 2012.

"IM ABOUT TO GET OUT OF MY DEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THATS THE BIG SURPRISE!!!! I'm feeling like miss celie at the end of color purple... Free at last," she wrote. "I'm gonna have a fresh start. I'm so excited!!!!" No official announcement has been made by the label.

Banks was signed to Universal Records following the success of her debut single, "212". Her debut album, "", was never released but it spawned singles "Yung Rapunxel" and -assisted "ATM Jam".

In January, Banks expressed her desire to part ways with Universal and join Sony Music in a series of Twitter posts. "I'm literally begging to be dropped from Universal," she wrote. "Universal needs to just hand me over to another label who knows what to do with me."

"I'm tired of having to consult a group of old white guys about my black girl craft. they don't even know what they're listening for or to ... Can someone at Sony buy me off of Universal please?? I'm really in hell here," she added.

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