Banks recently spoke with NME Magazine about how the rap game is backwards:
“I’m gonna do whatever the f**k I wanna do,” Azealia said.
“You rap game rap n***s, you stupid, like, closed-minded not-ready-to-progress-with-culture people can stay where you are, because I don’t do this for y’all. I don’t do this to impress you guys and I don’t do this for your approval.”
She added: “That’s not all of the hip-hop world, that’s just the bird-brained men, you know. The women get it, the girls are rooting for me, you know? It’s the men.”
“And I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I’m not worried about impressing them. As a woman they expect you to be drooling all over them, but I don’t give a f**k. I’m drooling over guys like Paul Banks from Interpol and stuff like that.”
With a new lipstick color released exclusively through MAC Cosmetics, Azealia Banks is leaping bounds in her entertainment career. Front girl for Alexander Wang, co-signed by Kanye West and with dozens of high-fashion features under her belt, the newbie rapstress is staking her claim in “having next” and refuses to be boxed in while doing so.
She most recently performed at the Reading Festival alongside music heavyweights Santigold, Florence and the Machine and Green Day.
Check her out and find out why we’ve dubbed her #PynkGirloftheDay