SPLENDOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Azealia Amanda Banks
Azealia Amanda Banks is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. She was raised in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City.
In September 2011, Banks released her debut single '212' as a free digital download from her website, which was subsequently released officially on December 6, 2011, as the lead single from her EP 1991.
Her latest album is Broke With Expensive Taste (2014).
Banks has been known for her public disputes with other artists on social networks, such as Lil' Kim, Nicki Minaj, Diplo, Rita Ora, Lily Allen, Lady Gaga, Iggy Azalea and Pharrell.
Banks is known for publicly speaking out on African-American civil rights issues. In December 2014 she called for over $100 trillion to be paid to African-Americans as financial reparations for the enslavement of their ancestors.