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Azealia Banks to pose for ‘Playboy’


Azealia Banks has never been shy about sharing her emotions, so it’s no surprise, that the controversial rapper would bare her breasts for Playboy magazine. Recently, the Harlem native announced via Twitter, that she’s nabbed a coveted Playboy cover and sat down for one of the magazine’s well-respected interviews.

As for her photo shoot theme, Banks tells fans she pulled inspiration from popular kid’s cartoon “Monster High.”

Earlier this week, Banks created a little extra buzz around her big news, when she discussed her thoughts on feminism and misogyny with QutQ’s Xorje Olivares on Sirius XM. “I definitely think a lot of the time with the ‘White gay media’ — especially with female artists — in order for you to seem successful or seem feminine you have to desire their approval. I feel like a lot of times gay men can be way more misogynistic than even straight men. Even how they come to you picking at your hair, telling you you’re fat, telling you all this other s—. Telling you how to be a woman. What the f— do you know about being a woman? You called me a b—-, I’ll call you a f—–,” she later added. “What’s the difference?”

But don’t call her homophobic. “To be homophobic would imply that I’m, like, ‘I can’t sit next to a gay man cuz Imma catch the gay, but I already caught the gay. I feel like when I use the word ‘f—–,’ it comes from, like, [it’s] a feminist point of view, not a homophobic point of view. It’s really just kinda like you feel attacked as a woman,” continued the 23-year-old.

Regardless of her colorful views on just about everything, if there’s one thing we can count on in her Playboy feature, it’s tons of brightly colored weave, bold makeup and pleather platforms. The pictorial captured by photographer Ellen Von Unwerth will be featured in the April 2015 issue, which will newsstands on March 20.

1 Comment

  1. Jason on February 12, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    “To be Black and semi-conscious in this country is to live in a constant state of anger.” I hope this sister at least seeks the answers to her questions about Blacks in the hills of this country.

    In other news – I thought you needed some double Ds to be in Playboy?