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Azealia Banks Splits With Lady Gaga Manager Troy Carter

Rapper looking for new representation

Azealia Banks performs at Coachella in Indio, California.
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June 8, 2012 11:05 AM ET

Rising Harlem rapper Azealia Banks has split with manager Troy Carter, reports Billboard. The "212" emcee signed with Lady Gaga's manager in April, but now she has cut ties with Carter to find new representation.

"I can confirm that I ended the business relationship with Azealia last month on very amicable terms," said Carter. "She's incredibly talented and I wish her nothing short of an amazing career."

Despite rumors of Banks connecting with Coldplay manager Dave Holmes, Billboard reports she is not considering him as an option. Banks' debut EP, 1991, is out now.

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