Azealia Banks throws the mic at the audience, gets booed, and walks offstage during a disastrous Pride performance in Miami.
It wasn’t a proud moment for Azealia Banks.
The Harlem-born rapper cut short her appearance at Miami’s Wynwood Pride early Saturday morning after a brief and chaotic performance, which ended after only four songs and a dramatic exit that left many attendees fuming.
Banks was billed as the headliner of the first night of the two-night festival, and she was scheduled to perform on the main stage at 1 a.m.
According to several social media posts, the controversial 31-year-old arrived about two hours late, with a bodysuit that exposed her breasts — which was a hit with the crowd, the Miami Herald reported.
However, after just a couple of songs, Banks began to vent her frustration with the event organizers.
“I’m really not happy to be here,” she said, according to videos shared on social media. “I really don’t wanna f--ing be here.”
At one point, her microphone was cut off, and Banks threw it at the audience, who began booing loudly.
As she stormed off the stage, she flipped her fingers at the crowd, and the concert ended.
A few hours later, the rapper took to social media to explain why she “had to bounce.”
“Wynwood Pride was way too ghetto,” she began a multi-part tweet, saying that she’s “extremely allergic” to dry ice and “photos will show massive clouds of dry ice, which began to make me lightheaded to a point I could barely stand.”
She added that she was initially booked to perform at 10 p.m. but was later moved to 1 a.m. “completely inconveniencing every single member of my team.”
“A phone was thrown on stage — proof the festival could not afford licensed security, ancient equipment — and a pig in the front who had the audacity to spit water from his hpv lesion infested mouth,” she wrote.