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    Free From Her Label, Azealia Banks Goes It Alone

    "It's gonna be more pressure."

    Azealia Banks manages to wiggle out of an attempted kidnapping in her video for "Heavy Metal and Reflective," released Aug. 5.

    "It's supposed to be a little Tarantino kinda vibe, and it's symbolic of me getting off the label," Banks said over the phone from her apartment in Los Angeles, where she was cooking a mid-day steak.

    Banks was released from her contract with Interscope/Polydor in July. She was signed to the label for two years, but they didn't release her debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste. Now, Banks hopes to release those songs on her own label, and move on.

    Banks is known for speaking her mind, but she brushed off a question about a recent tweet some perceived as a shot at Nicki Minaj. "Nobody's even thinking about that, please," she said.

    "I don't feel like I've lost time or anything," she said, reflecting on her album's delay. "I feel like everything definitely happens for a reason. Stay tuned and keep watching for more music."

    Watch Azealia Banks' "Heavy Metal and Reflective" video:

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