Azealia Banks bins Disclosure collaboration over “rude” interview; reveals plans for Fantasea 2 album
The beef-prone rapper says it’s an F for them.
Azealia Banks has scrapped a track with Disclosure after the pair apparently made negative comments about the collaboration in an interview. Speaking to the AU Review at Listen Out festival in Sydney, Australia, Banks said: ”I did something with Disclosure but they were, like, really rude in an interview, so I canned it.”
The three of them had entered the studio earlier this year to work on a track for her forthcoming album Broke With Expensive Taste, but Disclosure later played down their meeting, saying: “I think she’s kind of taken to Twitter quite heavily with the fact that she’s meeting with us [...] People now think that we’ve made the greatest song of all time, and it doesn’t even actually have a chorus yet.”
Banks told the interviewer she “might leak” the track anyway, adding: “To be honest, I’ve got better stuff on my record.” Asked if it would be a B-side, she said: “It can be an F-side, a fuck-you side.”
Update: Disclosure have now responded in an interview with Australian radio station Triple J, with the group’s Howard Lawrence saying “I don’t give a damn if she leaks it. We’re actually terrible, terrible people. Have you seen the interview where we were rude? It was so bad compared to what she said.”
“We just wrote the first verse and a build-up – there wasn’t a chorus – and she kind of took it away,” brother Guy adds. “Then she thought we were rude in that interview, but we apologised and everything. It didn’t seem to matter that we apologised … We made the beat on the way there in the car, so I don’t give a damn if she uses it. Whatever. Maybe when I said [in the interview] that she’s ‘taken to it quite heavily’, it came across as rude – but what I meant was that whenever we’ve worked with anyone in the past, we just keep it secret. Because if nothing comes of the session, nobody’s disappointed. But if you build all the hype before, then you have to deliver an amazing song.”