Congratulations to Azealia Banks! The controversial rapper announced that she and the conceptual artist Ryder Ripps are getting married and – that she is now “Jewish” too?
Azealia Banks announced on Monday (February 22) that she was engaged Ryder Rippsand she conveyed the news in a way you’d expect from Azealia Banks. “I just got engaged, k-nts,” she captioned the Instagram photo of her engagement ring. Instead of a solid diamond or other glitzy jewel, the 29-year-old rapper wore a gold ring with a menorah. Apparently, the engagement announcement also doubled when Azealia announced her conversion to Judaism. “I’m Jewish now. MAZEL TOV bitches! WE HERE …. YERRRRRRR.”
She also shared scenes from the proposal – with Ryder on one knee – to her Instagram story. “My bb,” Ryder commented on the post. He also shared a picture of her hand with the engagement ring. Your friends and fans celebrated the news. “Congratulations,” commented streetwear designer Guillermo Andrade. “Congratulations [heart emoji x 3], “added Heaven Ferreira. Solomon Ray, Paperboy Prince, Kilumantiiand everyone else filled the comment section with love and heart emojis. “Can’t wait to see the Freakum dress at the wedding,” wrote one fan. “Congratulations Boo !!!” added another.
So who is Azealia’s fiance? Ryder is a concept artist / graphic designer who, according to a LinkedIn account attributed to him, is the current Creative Director at OKFocus. Ryder has worked with some pretty big names too, most notably Kanye West. When Kanye did one of his many philosophical tweet sprees in 2018, one of the screenshots he shared was a conversation with Ryder via Vice Imprint, GARAGE. At this point, Ryder was unable to fully comment on his relationship with West GARAGE “I can confirm that Kanye and I worked together at Donda.”
Ryder’s work with another well-known artist could explain how he and Azealia bonded: he designed the album cover for Miss Anthropocene, the 2020 album by musicians Dirt. Azealia claimed in 2018 that she was invited to one of them Elon MuskProperties of to work with Grimes on a song. “I waited all weekend while Grimes pampered her boyfriend for being too stupid not to go acid on Twitter,” Banks wrote on Instagram Voxand concluded that “it was probably some strange threesome sex”. Banks issued – and erased a public apology – and the feud appeared to continue until 2019 when Banks suggested she was writing music slammed by “a wealthy technocrat.” BEAUTIFULLY.
In addition to creating the Grimes album cover, Ryan designed the minimalist packaging for Soylent’s “Food Bar”. He had also named a 2014 art installation for ART whorewhere he took $ 50 to pay Craigslist “sensual masseuses” to draw for him to illustrate the point that he was “exploited as an artist.” Ryder recently came under fire for claiming he was the artist who said the CIA’s new logo and website had been redesigned, according to Artnet, but that was a joke.
“Online social platforms are games that are played within the attention economy,” he told the publication in an email. “Authorship and sincerity are as murky as they are. Before I added it to my portfolio, people on Twitter were already claiming I rebranded the CIA. Why not develop your imagination and say I did it? “