Congratulations to Azealia Banks! The controversial rapper introduced that she and conceptual artist Ryder Ripps are getting married and — that she’s also ‘Jewish’ now?
Azealia Banks introduced on Monday (Feb. 22) that she was as soon as engaged to Ryder Ripps, and she shared the news in a potential you’d question Azealia Banks to portion it. “I factual got engaged, okay-nts,” she captioned the Instagram photo of her engagement ring. As an different of a big diamond or some various glittery jewel, the 29-year-veteran rapper wore a golden ring bearing a menorah. It sounds as if, the engagement announcement also doubled as Azealia asserting her conversion to Judaism. “I’m Jewish now. MAZEL TOV BITCHES! WE IN HERE…. YERRRRRRR.”
She also shared scenes from the proposal – with Ryder down on one knee – to her Instagram Anecdote. “My bb,” commented Ryder on the post. He also shared an image of her hand, with the engagement ring, to his fable. Their chums and fans powerful the news. “Congrats,” commented streetwear clothier Guillermo Andrade. “Congratulations [heart emoji x 3],” added Sky Ferreira. Solomon Ray, Paperboy Prince, Kilumantii, and others all filled the feedback part with love and coronary heart emojis. “Can’t wait to inspect the freakum dress on the marriage ceremony,” wrote one fan. “congratulations boo!!!” added one other.
So, who’s Azealia’s fiancé? Ryder is a conceptual artist/graphic clothier who, in accordance with a LinkedIn fable attributed to him, is the sizzling Inventive Director at OKFocus. Ryder has also labored with some animated immense names, most notably, Kanye West. When Kanye went on one of his many philosophical Tweet-sprees one day of 2018, one of the most screenshots he shared was as soon as a conversation with Ryder, per Vice’s worth, GARAGE. On the time, Ryder couldn’t dispute at length about his relationship with West, telling GARAGE that, “I’m able to verify that Kanye and I labored collectively at Donda.”
Ryder’s work with one other immense-title artist would possibly relate how he and Azealia connected: he designed the album art for Recede away out Anthropocene, the 2020 album by musician Grimes. Azealia claimed in 2018 that she had been invited over to 1 of Elon Musk’s properties to work on a track with Grimes. “I waited around all weekend whereas grimes coddled her boyfriend for being too tiresome to know no longer to transfer on Twitter on acid,” Banks wrote on Instagram, per Vox, concluding that “it was as soon as maybe some uncommon threesome sex sh-t to delivery up with.” Banks issued – and deleted – a public apology, and the feud apparently continued into 2019, when Banks hinted that she was as soon as writing track slamming “a prosperous technocrat,” per DAZED.
As well to to designing Grimes’ album art, Ryan also designed the minimalist packaging for Soylent’s “food bar.” He also had a 2014 art installation for referred to as ART WHORE, where he took $50 to “pay ‘sensual masseuses’ from Craigslist to blueprint for him, in notify for instance the purpose that he was as soon as ‘being exploited as an artist.’” Today, Ryder got here below fire for claiming he was as soon as the artist who redesigned the CIA’s unique model and web page online, per Artnet, nonetheless that was as soon as a hoax.
“Social on-line platforms are games that are performed within the consideration economy,” he urged the newsletter in an electronic mail. “Authorship and sincerity are murky as is. Before I set it in my portfolio, other folks on Twitter had been already asserting that I had made the CIA’s rebranding, why no longer take their fable additional and relate I made it?”