1. Azealia Banks accuses Australian audiences of being ‘violent’

Azealia Banks accuses Australian audiences of being ‘violent’

Azealia Banks has accused her Australian fans of being "terrible" and dangerous to play for, shortly after pulling in the biggest crowd at the Splendour in the Grass festival in Byron Bay.

By: | Published: July 30, 2015 9:50 AM

Azealia Banks has accused her Australian fans of being “terrible” and dangerous to play for, shortly after pulling in the biggest crowd at the Splendour in the Grass festival in Byron Bay.

The outspoken rapper responded to a tweet from radio broadcaster Paul Brown, who congratulated her for “completing her first ever full Australian concert”.

His tweet was apparently a reference to her walking out at festivals in Melbourne and Sydney when crowds threw cans at her.

Banks, 24, responded by accusing Australian audiences of being “violent and belligerent” and telling Brown she would not put her safety at risk. In a separate tweet, she also complained about Australia being too far away to be worth travelling to for performances, but added, “I love my fans and will do anything to make them happy.”

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