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- Congratulations to Azilia Banks! Controversial rapper announces that she and concept artist Ryder Ripps are getting married?
Congratulations to Azilia Banks! Controversial rapper announces that she and concept artist Ryder Ripps are getting married?
Azilia Banks announced on Monday (February 22) that she was engaged to Ryder Rippsand she shared the news in a way you'd expect Azilia Banks to share. “I just got engaged, k-nts,” she captioned a photo of her engagement ring on Instagram. Instead of a massive diamond or other shiny gem, the 29-year-old rapper wore a gold menorah ring. Apparently, the engagement announcement also doubled when Azilia announced her conversion to Judaism. “I’m Jewish now. MAZEL TOV BEACH! WE ARE HERE…. RRRRRRR ".
She also shared scenes of the marriage proposal - with Ryder on one knee - on her Instagram story. “My BB,” Ryder commented on the post. He also shared a photo of her hand with a wedding ring on his account. Their friends and fans took note of the news. "Congratulations," said streetwear designer Guillermo Andrade… "Congratulations" - added along with hearts and emoticons Skye Ferreira. Solomon Ray, Kilumanti and others filled the comment section with emojis with love and heart. "Can't wait to see the celebration and the wedding dress," wrote one fan. "Congratulations, boo !!!" - added another.
So who is Azalea's fiancé? Ryder is a conceptual artist / graphic designer who, according to his LinkedIn account assigned to him, is currently the Creative Director of OKFocus. Ryder has also worked with some fairly well-known names, notably Kanye West. Kanye, in one of his many philosophical Tweet binges during 2018, shared one of the screenshots of the correspondence with Ryder, which was later published in the Garage edition. At the time, Ryder could not elaborate on his relationship with West, telling GARAGE, "I can confirm that Kanye and I worked together at Donda."
Ryder's work with another famous artist may explain how they met Azilia: he designed the cover art for Miss Anthropocene, the musician's 2020 album Grimes. In 2018, Azilia claimed that she was invited to one of Elon Musk's houses to work on a song with Grimes. “I waited all weekend while Grimes argued with her boyfriend because he was too stupid not to know that you shouldn't go on Twitter with your acid in your shower,” Banks wrote on Instagram and concluded that “I guess, it was some weird threesome from the very beginning. " Banks offered - and deleted - a public apology, and the feud seemingly continued until 2019, when Banks hinted that she was writing music while criticizing the "wealthy technocrat."