Hip-Hop Rumors: Is Azealia Banks Dating Her 40-Year Old Manager?

Harlem rapper Azealia Banks has parted ways with her powerful manager, Troy Carter, who is also Lady GaGa's manager. According to the NY Daily News, Banks is now mixing business with pleasure and is being repped by Dave Holmes, who is also her rumored boyfriend.

In an interview with the Hundreds magazine in January, she told the publication, “I’m into older guys, I won’t front.”

Azealia Banks

An insider says that the 21-year-old rapper has been in a relationship with Holmes for months now and has let their romantic situation influence her business dealings, and that's what ultimately caused her to part ways with Troy Carter. Holmes, who is in his 40s, also manages the band, Coldplay.

In the same magazine interview, Banks recalled being 17 years old and dating a 57-year-old man who frequented the Starbucks where she worked as a barista, so this relationship should come as no surprise to her fans.

Her debut album, 1991, was released digitally on May 29, and comes out on CD and vinyl Tuesday.