Leaked Footage: Azealia Banks Mermaid Ball - London
On October 13, MTV The Wrap Up headed down to the London Aquarium to check out the chick that has been causing a worldwide wave ever since she started rapping about her area code – ‘212’ rapper Azealia Banks previously held a Mermaid Ball in New York and Los Angeles and with London in her sights next, we were prepared for a treat…
The night saw supporting acts in their plenty, kicking off with Zebra Katz and Njena Reddd Foxxx performing ‘Ima Read’ before seeing Birmingham’s Lady Leshurr take the stage for ‘Lego’. Etta Bond was up next and on the job to point out the ‘Boring B****es’, warming up the crowd for Azealia’s mate and UK femcee veteran Shystie.
Donning leather shorts, a cropped top, matching hat, shredded tights and killer Giuseppes, the ‘Gold Gang’ rapper topped off her look by draping herself in chains. Her set was intent on keeping energy levels at a maximum capacity as she kicked off with the aggressive ‘Step Off’ before moving on to her adaptation of ‘Paris’.
With two female dancers by her side, Shy got the crowd involved by getting an audience member up to dance. When her collaboration with Azealia Banks ‘Control It’ came on, I had to do a double take as I saw a sex doll had joined her on the stage – she later threw it into the crowd, seemingly much to their delight.
The Hackney native left the crowd more than ready for headliner Azealia Banks, who shut it down with tracks from ‘Van Vogue’ to (do I need to say it?) ‘212’.
The event sold out quicker than hot cakes, but if you couldn’t make it, no fear – we have some footage for you to check out after the jump.
Words: Maz Khan (@Mazhalima)