From Twitter beefs to the big screen, Azealia Banks is now an actor.
Azealia Banks continues to make headlines for positive career moves.
The controversial rapper has been given the lead role in the new musical movie, It Doesn’t Have to Rhyme, co-staring musicians Common and Jill Scott.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will be, “ … similar in tone to8 Mile, the drama tells of a female rapper (Banks) who enrolls in college and enters a poetry course. While the class doesn’t improve her lyrical skills, as she had hoped, it does unleash in her a passion for slam poetry.”
It Doesn’t Have to Rhyme will be directed by rapper RZA who previously directed The Man with the Iron Fists, which starred Russell Crowe.
This will be a nice opportunity for Banks to flex her creative muscles and stay away from Twitter. After her standout Coachella performance this year and her innovative music videos for ‘Ice Princess’ and ‘Wallace,’ her artistry is finally getting more attention than her trolling. Hopefully, if she continues to keep herself busy with artistic endeavors, public perception of her will begin to change over time.
It Doesn’t Have to Rhyme begins filming in New York City this week and does not have a release date. The movie will likely be released in 2016 to coincide with the release of her of follow-up to ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’ tentatively titled,‘Business & Pleasure.’