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7 things we learned from Azealia Banks' Playboy shoot

Azealia Banks loves to speak her mind both on and off the stage, and both on and offline– and we love her for it. The Harlem-based rapper, singer and songwriter who first rose to fame from her single ‘212’, has been able to capture our attention with her unreserved honesty and notorious twitter beefs. When Banks isn’t discussing race, or confronting Iggy Azalea, she’s baring it all for Playboy. For Playboy’s upcoming issue, the hip-hop queen posed for the cover and revealed several outrageous facts about herself.

1) She loves older men, not because of their grey hair– but because of their knives and pots

I love older men. The things in an older man’s house are better—his furniture, even his knives and his pots. And they smell better. Young guys, they may skip a shower and shit like that.

2) She’d rather hit up the Bahamas than get played on the radio

There are certain ways you have to behave if you want to get played on the radio. I want to date whoever I want to date. I want to smoke weed. I want to get drunk. I want to go on vacation, you know?

3) She hates the real U.S– especially the terrible teenagers who work at Kmart

I hate everything about this country. Like, I hate fat white Americans. All the people who are crunched into the middle of America, the real fat and meat of America, are these racist conservative white people who live on their farms. Those little teenage girls who work at Kmart and have a racist grandma—that’s really America.

4) She thinks God is a software — tell that one to Tim Cook

I don’t understand how someone could be an atheist. Think about God as software, right? If you were to look at God’s face, your head would explode. Because your head is a calculator, and the amount of information that would be embedded in his face would fit only on a Google-size data center. Your head cannot handle that much information. Stop looking for God.

5) She can’t keep her clothes on

I love getting naked. It’s so funny, every time my manager arranges a photo shoot, I’m like, “Let’s do a nude photo!” And everyone’s like, “Oh, Azealia, you’re always trying to bring your butt out.” Posing for Playboy was a no-brainer. I was like, “Yes! They want to see me naked.”

6) She knows she’s intimidating– and loves it

Most women are scared of me. People have always been scared of me. I punched my teacher in the face one time when I was in preschool. We were playing house, and the lady was like, “I’m a monster! I’m gonna eat your family!” I punched her right in the eye.

7) But she also has a sensitive side

I should be getting dick all the time. I like to fuck. [laughs] But I can’t just meet a guy and fuck him. I’m too afraid of getting herpes or some shit. I like to feel them out, and then I start talking about my black female problems, and we get into a conversation about race, and then we disagree and don’t have another date. Whatever. I’ll just hang out with my mother. It’s okay, because pussy is way more sacred than penis.

For the full story, click here. The issue hits newsstands this Friday.

Photography by Ellen Von Unwerth

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