Azealia Banks Rings In 21st Birthday at Mermaid Ball

Hours after she rocked in front of thousands of screaming fans at Hot97’s Summer Jam, Azealia Banks, or Wonder Woman as I like to call her now, made a b-line from New Jersey to play her first official show in NYC to a select crowd at the downtown digs of the Bowery Ballroom.

“This is my first official show in New York City,” she exclaimed as she took the mic and plowed through explosive renditions of tracks from her recently released EP, 1991.

Having been a hit at this year’s Coachella and now Summer Jam, Azealia had not performed a true show in her hometown until last night. Her performance was the encore of the annual “‘Mermaid Ball” in NYC. –Robbie Sokolowsky

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