Azealia Banks shared with her Twitter followers that “Wynwood Pride was way too ghetto. I had to bounce.”
According to People the controversial rapper, 31, made a fuss on stage Friday night at her Wynwood Pride performance in Miami, tossing her microphone and storming off after complaining about the event promoters’ alleged unprofessionalism.
“For the last good, like, month and a half, I’ve just been being f—ed with. I’ve been being f—ed around with, you know? Set time’s been move and like, ‘Oh, you’re headlining.
No, you’re not headlining. Now you’re not this.’ I’m really not happy to be here,” she said with a laugh in videos shared to Twitter.
“I’m so unhappy to be here,” Banks continued. “But what did the fans ever do? What did you guys ever do, right? I’m trying, y’all. But it’s difficult.”
Wynwood Pride did not have a comment for PEOPLE and Banks’ rep did not immediately respond.
The crowd appeared to sympathize with her throughout the rant, but booing broke out after the crew cut her mic, which she subsequently tossed before leaving the stage. One fan even appeared to throw a drink at her during her exit.
Banks later shared more of the story on Twitter, blaming the show’s promoters for a number of issues. “Wynwood Pride was way too ghetto. I had to bounce,” she started in the thread.
The “212” artist claimed that her originally scheduled performance time of 10 p.m. was pushed to 1 a.m. and they ignored her tech rider that asks for no dry ice because she is “EXTREMELY allergic to it.” Banks added that the clouds from the dry ice “began to make me lightheaded to a point I could “barely stand.”
She also criticized the show’s security and called the event “an absolute display of how Hispanic citizens in south Florida make poor attempts at selfish cash grabs by exploiting young undocumented gay boys for nightlife entertainment.”
“I should have done something at West Palm Beach Pride because somebody tío with the ashy feet and braided sandals def cooked up some Molotov dry ice. I have the biggest headache ever rn. Wow,” Banks concluded.
Although she has identified as bisexual, Banks has come under fire on several occasions for homophobic and transphobic language.
After arriving hours late to perform at Wynwood Pride, headliner Azealia Banks stops performing during her set. The crowd is upset and leaving. pic.twitter.com/CdFSDeVipx
— Lauren Costantino (@misscostantino) June 11, 2022
Between the violence Azealia Banks received at PRIDE with men throwing trash @ her onstage, and Santana unapologetically lambasting Blue Ivy & calling his (mostly female) fans “bitches” — I hope yall are seeing that gay men should not be excluded from talks about misogyny
— LOEWE Lioness (@GgV0gue) June 12, 2022
— ’ (@AmericasGoddess) June 11, 2022
What happens when you throw your phone on stage at azealia banks ☺️ pic.twitter.com/a1w5YLsWBh
— zac vega (@zacvegan) June 11, 2022
f*ck azealia banks but keep in mind she wasn't booed off of stage for being a transphobe that still get invited to perform at pride for some odd reason, she was booed off because the white gays in the crowd felt like she owed them something. https://t.co/NRnKbQBfhE
— ✿ (@xolashores) June 12, 2022
— MR. MIZUNDERSTOOD (@MR_CAMARADERIE) June 11, 2022
I’m the biggest Azealia Banks apologist and even I can’t explain what happened today. I’m sad.
— Sebastian Miami ♂️ (@setrocs929) June 11, 2022