By now, most of you are familiar with Azealia Banks’ latest Twitter beef, where she got into it with “Harlem Shake” producer, Baauer. And like most of Banks’ fights, it was fairly one-sided with Baauer contributing only one Tweet versus Azealia’s ranting stream.
In a recent interview with The Daily Beast, the producer finally responded, explaining his side of the story. Baauer says that they planned to release a version with Banks a while back, before the song even became popular, but when Baauer felt her verse wasn’t up to par, he scrapped it:
“She had a version that we were going to release because I’m a big fan of hers. We knew she likes to beef with producers. So she laid something on ‘Harlem Shake’ and it was so/so. Didn’t love it. And that was a little while ago, and since all this video stuff happened, our plans all changed. Because of that, we decided to just release the song on it’s own with no vocal version. So we told her, ‘Please don’t release your version.’ And she said, ‘Well, I’m going to put it online anyway.’ And we said, ‘Please don’t. We’d really like it if you didn’t.’ And she did.”
So now that we have that cleared up, let’s move on to some real news, shall we? Baauer also discussed some exciting upcoming plans he has in store, as he told The Daily Beast he’s working with Aluna of AlunaGeorge and Just Blaze on his upcoming EP that will be released through LuckyMe. He also mentioned that he’s had meetings with Columbia Records and event hinted at a potential upcoming collaboration with A$AP Rocky.
Banks 0, Baauer…um, 4?