Azealia Banks is making a lot of noise in a very short amount of time. The Harlem-bred emcee has been endorsed by Kanye West, who reportedly wants to sign her to his G.O.O.D Music imprint. Gwyneth Paltrow and Kelly Rowland are also said to be fans of the 20-year old's music video "212".
She ranks 3rd on BBC's Sound of 2012 list right behind Frank Ocean as an artist to watch for in 2012 and is booked to play this year's Coachella Festival.
Things are obviously looking up for Azealia, who is as outspoken as she is talented.
When we first featured a story about the LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts graduate in Manhattan, the same school Nicki Minaj attended, she had just finished going in on Kreayshawn via Twitter.
In an interview she did for The Hundreds Magazine: Music Edition, Vol. 3 Issue 2, she goes in on Kreayshawn again and has some not so kind words for Nicki.
Check out what she had to say below.
"As much as Kreayshawn would love to be considered part of this 'rap game,' she's not. I guess a part of me is kind of annoyed that those white girls are making these songs, and it's like if these girls were black and making the same songs would you be that interested?"
On Nicki Minaj:
"The butt, the hair, the this, the that, all the other sh*t, like... As much respect that I have for her, we've seen you do this already, what else can you do?"
She also talked to BBC about her first record deal signed when she was 16 with XL Recordings. Home to artists such as M.I.A., Radiohead, Beck and Tyler, The Creator. Things didn't exactly go well during her time there and she wound up having a falling out with the company's president Richard Russell.
"It was almost the day I signed to XL that they started checking out," she says. "There were a good seven to eight months where I was just sending them texts and no-one would say anything or pick up the phone or respond to my emails. Nothing. And it started to ruin me. So I started harassing Richard. Like, 'Dude, I'm going to chop your neck off. Answer my emails!'"
When Russell finally got back to her, his response to "212" was not what she expected so she bailed.
"So I was like, this is not what I worked so hard my entire life to do - to be rejected by some English guy in West Bumblefrickin' nowhere London, telling me I'm amateur or something like that. So I just said, 'Screw you!'"
To read more about Azealia pick up The Hundreds new issue when it becomes available Thursday, February 2, 2012.