Azealia Banks has arrived.
When a new artist hits the scene and drums up major buzz while getting co-signed by some of the biggest names in the industry, the major question that arises is whether or not the artist can deliver during a live stage show. Azealia Banks took the stage at Coachella over the weekend and delivered.
Donning a long purple ombre weave, a 2-piece striped pants combo and combat boots, she performed over 20 minutes of her recently released material in a packed-out tent. For those watching at home, the show was filled with numerous crotch shots (thanks to the producers of the live youtube stream), but Azealia seemed to hold her own as she paced back and forth across the stage spitting profanity-laced and witty lyrics over electronic, house and hip-hop produced tracks.
‘She wanna lick my plum in the evening’
Azealia performed ’212′, ‘F-ck Up The Fun’, ‘Grand Scam’ and ‘Barbie Sh-t’. Then, there was a mid-set vogue battle with her dancers over the track ‘Bambi’. She even sang an acappella tribute of Amy Winehouse’s ‘Valerie’. [ The singing was a bit shaky, but it worked nevertheless].
During the show, Azealia said herself, “This is the biggest crowd I’ve ever performed for,” and the crowd left pleased. It will be interesting to see what happens from here for the self pro-claimed Rapunzel.