Azealia Banks Hits Out At Australia As Dates Cancelled: 'This Place Makes Me Utterly Miserable'

14 December 2022 | 9:12 am | Mary Varvaris

"I’m so sorry you guys, actually I’m not sorry."

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Azealia Banks has unleashed on Australia following another cancellation.

After axing her Melbourne show across the weekend last minute, Banks pulled the plug on her Brisbane date, scheduled to take place last night at The Tivoli.

Promoter Point Productions, who Banks blasted when the Melbourne show fell through, posted to their Instagram stories to announce the Brisbane date was unable to proceed "due to unforeseen circumstances" that were "well out of our control".

Earlier in the day, though, Banks used her burner Instagram to air grievances with Australian fans. 

She said, “I’m so sorry you guys, actually I’m not sorry, but listen: last time I was in Brisbane and ya’ll threw shit on the stage and damn near almost fucking hit me in the face with a fucking bottle of soda or whatever that shit was.

"That was the most racist, most demoralising experience of my fucking life and right now I’m on a really good track."

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She continued to say that she has "enough emotional intelligence to erase room for error before it happens" and potentially not perform the show in Brisbane because the Australian media would "make it [her] fault".

She followed up those stories with one outlining the conditions that the show would need to be under in order to perform, stating, "I will come to Brisbane, there's gonna be loads of security measures because y'all are not about to play in my fucking face. Not while I've worked so hard and finally gotten another major label break.

"Any and everything that can be considered a projective must be checked in at coat check. No keys, no coins, no hair brushes, no vape pens, no lighters. No drinks on the dancefloor. The minute something stupid happens I'm leaving."

She continued to comment on Australian promoters, stating that they are "the only ones in the world who craft slave like contracts and try to hang revocation of work visas and non-payment over your head, even when you are in physical danger... completely souring the joy and bliss of performing."

"After this run this will be my very last time touring Australia," she said.

"This place makes me utterly miserable and I'm too black and beautiful to have a bunch of white people in my face playing with me over their WEAK ASS CURRENCY."

She then went on to trash the AUD and called this Australian tour her "farewell tour".

Banks cancelled her Melbourne show a mere few hours before she was set to take the stage. She has only made it to Sydney, where she performed at the Enmore Theatre last Sunday.

In a statement posted to Instagram, Point Productions wrote: "It is with great sadness that we announce that tonight’s Melbourne show with Azealia Banks will not proceed due to Azealia’s visa not being granted in time for her performance."

They added, "The visa has since been granted, but flights from Auckland to Melbourne are exhausted to get her to Melbourne in time."

Point Productions said they would explore a new date for the Melbourne show, however, according to Banks, there will be rescheduled date. 

As per The Daily Mail, Banks reposted the statement and made her own, where she wrote: "Ahem, the promoters dragged their feet, agreed to provide a number of amenities which were not provided. I have been at the airport since 7am. There will be no rescheduled Melbourne show, and I will be paid in full for point blanks fuck up."

She continued, "Major apologies to the fans who bought tickets but there will be no rescheduled show. I have shit to do."

Banks' Australian visits have a track record of not going down well. In 2015, she performed at Splendour In The Grass festival, an experience she called a "waste of my fucking time". Banks also took radio announcer Paul Brown's tongue-in-cheek congratulatory tweet about finishing a complete set in Australia a little bit too deeply to heart and embarked on a scathing assessment of Australian gig-goers — who she called "terrible", as well as "violent and belligerent" in reply.