In what might be the most shocking news development in the hip hop industry in quite a while, up and coming rapper Azealia Banks has deleted her Twitter account and announced that she no longer wants to be a rapper.

The artist has just released her debut EP 1991 and was expected to become one of the biggest newcomers to the genre this year. Banks signed with new manager, Troy Carter, just a couple of months ago which led to the '212' singer cancelling a number of shows and postponing the release of her EP to go back into the studio. It would seem that Banks and Carter have parted ways, leading to Banks' decision to give up rap and focus on singing instead.

The Harlem star has started a Tumblr account where she has been quoted as have saying it will be more "personal" than her former Twitter account.

The following are several quotes posted by Banks aimed at Troy Carter and explaining her actions, sort of.

"I know who you are yes…You short bald man…I know you planted these false stories. Guess what?: I’m still not going to let you manage me again. I’ve dealt with enough cyber bullying to see right thru this. I will definitely be working BY MYSELF and saving MY 20% On management commissions while I avoid you sharks in the water….

I really want a female manager. Women are just so much smarter. I just want a really hardcore woman…Or a really gay man as my manager…You other n-ggas have WAY too much ego sh-t with y’all. I just need a lady with some really intimidating glasses and a crazy shoe game to just stomp all you phonies out! Lol I’m dead serious tho…About not hiring another male manager. The next manager you all see will be the kuniest kunt ever."

"no longer wishing to be a rapper. I never was…. and as soon as i started paying attention to bullshit urban media, i started getting myself in trouble. From now on i’m a vocalist, and will not be associating myself with the “rap game”… or whatever the f*ck that means…no more twitter for me… it makes me entirely too accessible. Catch me on tumblr… it’ll be more interesting."

With Banks due to release a new mixtape on July 4th and her debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste later in the Autumn it will be interesting to see where she goes from here.