Banks responded by accusing Australian audiences of being “violent and belligerent” and telling Brown she would not put her safety at risk.
Azealia Banks made her second appearance on the Splendour in the Grass line-up over the weekend but don’t expect to ever see her on stage at the festival again.
“You guys are bad crowds to play for”, tweeted back Banks. Azealia walked out at the Listen Out Festivals in Melbourne and Sydney in 2013 when concertgoers threw cans onstage.
At this point, Azealia Banks is more famous for her Twitter feuds than for her music, but until now, the rapper has limited herself to conflicts with other human beings. “I would’ve walked off stage had someone thrown something”.
Despite the off-stage drama, reviews say that Banks’ performance at Splendour was awesome, even through rains that plagued the festival. It culminated in December 2014 in a heated debate about US race issues and the perceived white appropriation of black hip-hop culture, in which Banks called Azalea “Igloo Australia”. (AC/DC alone will tie you up for decades.) So Banks has taken to the garrison of her Twitter account, firing off a series of blanket tweets that blast the entire country of Australia as violent, angry, and really far away.
“Yesterday the singer of “The 212” was on fire, with two male dancers following her steps while performing songs from her latest release”, wrote Northern Star.
However, this is believed to be the first time she has taken on an entire country.