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Newbie Rapper Azealia Banks GETS FLIRTY For "T" Magazine

Buzz-worthy rapper Azealia Banks dons a sexy bodysuit for the latest issue of "T" Magazine.  See the pic and find out about her Harlem-upbringing inside.....

Harlem bred rapper Azealia Banks, who calls herself the “Young Rapunxel,” posed for a Terry Richardson photo in The New York Times "T" Magazine (on newsstands now).  She rocked a Rochas bodysuit with Dolce & Gabbana shoes and Solange Azagury-Partridge earrings for the shoot.

The up and coming rap chick has made a name for herself with her different rap style & beats and starting beef with other female rappers.

Inside the magazine, she talks about growing up with money in a poor area of Harlem:

“We lived in Harlem just, like, at the beginning of its gentrification…but my mom had our apartment since she was 18, she worked a retail job, but she worked on commission, so she made like, maybe, 75 or $80,000 a year, but our rent was so cheap since it was, like, rent-controlled, so our rent was, like, $300 a month for a two-bedroom apartment, so we always had extra money.”

She continued on how her mother spoiled her with everything a girl could want:

“I grew up very spoiled…like I had everything: I had computers, I had video games, I had dress-up clothes, I had lipstick, I had heels—not like, actual heels, play heels—I had dolls, I had birds, I had hamsters—my mom did a really good job of keeping me stimulated.”

Yep sure sounds like it.  Now the "212" chick is in London where she has been embraced by fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. “Europe and the U.K. have just been sucking me up,” she joked.

Her album Broke with Expensive Taste (due September) to drop so we can see what the hype is about.

Photo by Terry Richardson/Styled by Mel Ottenberg/Hair by Jeff Francis/Makeup by Frank B./Manicure by Alicia Torello.
 

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You'll never be able to

You'll never be able to satisfy niggas, no matter what you show or give them. Let 'em live, and let this girl live. SHE'S doing what most will and WON'T do. Nothing but respect for Miss Azealia Banks Here!
HuneeBei's picture

I'm a black female and I love

I'm a black female and I love her, I think some black females dislike her because she is popular by being herself, I sometimes get the impression that some black females want to be singers or famous themselves and hate when some black female becomes just that, without pretending to be some hoodrat, or is not light skin like they think what gets black women famous. For the people who have not heard off her, she's winning awards and has the interest of many others in Euroe etc, she's not missing anything with you not taking the time to listen to her. I find some of the black females who comment negatively on her, pathetic, alot of these girls like to conplain only light-skin women get attention, but never put support into ones who are not and there are many, I think because if they did, then they can no longer have an excuse for why they are not making it in life, so this is why some of them hate.
crimson's picture

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Anonymous's picture

she is very talented and

she is very talented and gorgeous....but goodness --- why do blk ppl have such self hate?...#sick... sometimes i just see why our ppl are they way they are... the last ones to ever figure it out...crabs in a f*&^%$ barrel. quick to judge and criticize and don't even know who she is. so what if she looks like harriett tubman, our goddess!!!! some ignorant person disrespecting our ancestors and for what. get a freakin' life.
Anonymous's picture

Agree, some of these bw like

Agree, some of these bw like to hate on other bw that make it because they've gone by the motto lighter is better all their lives, so when some darker women who were brave enough to live their dream and gained fans of all races, while they were weak, preferring or promoting light-skin women to be in the limelight to prove their sad pathetic ideas. This is the real issue with some bw hating on bw like Azealia, this girl is talented and has fans and she's just being herself and they are jealous and annoyed that she doesn't fit into their negativity, or what they perceived makes bw famous etc. It's just very sad and they need to snap out of their bs.
crimson's picture

I've been up on Ms. Banks for

I've been up on Ms. Banks for a minute. She is SUPER LEGIT. Not only can this "rap" but she has real skills. lyrically she can fuck with just about any male rapper in game. Oh and did I mention she can sing. Not nikki minaj kinda sing. But for real real sing. The girl is inline with Ms. Hill. Their content is not the same. But she is a tripple threat just like lauren. she can sing rap and act and she is is great at all three. youtube is free so if you haven't heard her music just youtube her. 75-80k with a 300 dollar rent does leave extra money to dote on your child. what's so wrong with that? would you like her better if her mom were a crack head or some other sob story.
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Anonymous's picture

I still don't know who this

I still don't know who this chick is.....
Moni's picture

thats what google is for

thats what google is for
Anonymous's picture

I still don't know who this

I still don't know who this chick is.....
Moni's picture

Dang did you nay-sayers even

Dang did you nay-sayers even go read the article??! Or were yall too wrapped up in the quote about money and the stuff she had as a kid? #SoNarrowMinded People are so critical these days... I've only heard a little about her but dang give her a chance... the female rap genre definitely has room to grow.. All available applicants please come forward!
$0.02's picture

I am so mad that i loved her

I am so mad that i loved her 212 song before I read this bullshit! Expensive taste with $80,000 a year in NYC? I think she is missing a zero or two on that salary. So tacky!
Anmoyingmus's picture

1. expensive is subjective

1. expensive is subjective and 2. would you rather her lie about the way she was raised? At the end of the day, she's telling her truth, and I don't see what is so bad about it. She's not claiming to be a part of criminal activity. She is just talking about how she grew up in a home w/ lower income but her mother still tried to get her nicer things. Why does this bother people?
Anon's picture

It's just a prime example of

It's just a prime example of the bitterness that exudes from SOME of these typical black birds who post here. When I read the article I saw an unpretentious budding rapper that for once is not talking about how "hard" and "rough" they had it when they were growing up. It is extremely refreshing to read her truth. She is NOT bragging about anything. WTF. How do people deduce that she is bragging from that snippet.....I really fear for some of these women in the off times that I read these comments. The bitterness that radiates on this website is astounding.
SMH's picture

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nunayabiz's picture

Wonder what retail store her

Wonder what retail store her mother worked at where the base pay + commission gross/netted her ~$75K. Sweet!
Anonymous's picture

It is impossible to fall out

It is impossible to fall out of love. Love is such a powerful emotion, that once it envelops you it does not depart. True love is eternal. If you think that you were once in love, but fell out of it, then it wasn't love you were in. There are no 'exit' signs in love, there is only an 'on' ramp. (( H_o_t_B_l_a_c_k_w_h_i_t_e. c_0_m )) Lots of my friends found their lovers through the se'rvice. You may have a try... ;)
panju's picture

she's a cutie pie and she

she's a cutie pie and she seems cool. lets give her a chance
Truth!'s picture

Truth about it all tho..is

Truth about it all tho..is that bad taste NIKKI left in our mouths...that probably has thousands even millions@this point saying...UH NO THANKS! Sorry but it iz what it iz... be real with real swag...not fluff! Ps...that's a REAL star!
Anonymous's picture

Who needz 2 listen....LOOK AT

Who needz 2 listen....LOOK AT HER for Heaven's Sake! #ugh! We get it #recycled trash!
Anonymous's picture

Not sure why her mama's

Not sure why her mama's income and rent situation and the number of gifts she was given have to do with her music career, but where is the music? If there is a story about a totally unknown new rapper my concern is the music and I sure ain't searching for it since I don't even know her. And she should have told those white folk to fix her wig so that her unpermed roots weren't on full blast. The photo just looks very infinished and ametuer.
Mrs. Rance's picture

I'm just trying to understand

I'm just trying to understand the hate. It's called an interview people that's all. She was just explaining how she grew up...must she be judged on it so harshly. I'm sure most of you haven't even heard her actual music or even seen her enough to formulate a real opinion to be talking about someone so reckless. I mean damn, black people do we just not like.....everybody.
Anonymous's picture

I think the comment above

I think the comment above explains ur issues quite well....kudos!
LIKE REALLY?'s picture

Can we please get a female

Can we please get a female rapper with some substance? Lauryn we miss you! This chick said nothing about her music. What exactly is the point of this interview? Not interested!
Anonymous's picture

Another black person sounding

Another black person sounding ignorant about money. People that have real money don't talk about what they have. WTF is wrong with this chick? So you lived in an APARTMENT in Harlem. BIG FKING DEAL. A lot of people grew up in a HOUSE with a yard and grass, etc. Get over yourself!
Anonymous's picture

WHO THE HELL IS SHE NEVER

WHO THE HELL IS SHE NEVER HEARD OF HER. EVERYBODY WANNA BE NIKKI. GIRL SIT DOWN SHE LOOKS LIKE A CARBON COPY
Blinx X's picture

Bahawaaa hell I know rapunxel

Bahawaaa hell I know rapunxel azz!...but what I don't wanna know is who this Bish iz! Lol...I luv how they let deez nobody's promote and then bury themselves ALIVE! Baha
Anonymous's picture

Bahawaaa hell I know rapunxel

Bahawaaa hell I know rapunxel azz!...but what I don't wanna know is who this Bish iz! Lol...I luv how they let deez nobody's promote and then bury themselves ALIVE! Baha
Anonymous's picture

Bahawaaa hell I know rapunxel

Bahawaaa hell I know rapunxel azz!...but what I don't wanna know is who this Bish iz! Lol...I luv how they let deez nobody's promote and then bury themselves ALIVE! Baha
Anonymous's picture

Bahawaaa hell I know rapunxel

Bahawaaa hell I know rapunxel azz!...but what I don't wanna know is who this Bish iz! Lol...I luv how they let deez nobody's promote and then bury themselves ALIVE! Baha
Anonymous's picture

Bahawaaa hell I know rapunxel

Bahawaaa hell I know rapunxel azz!...but what I don't wanna know is who this Bish iz! Lol...I luv how they let deez nobody's promote and then bury themselves ALIVE! Baha
Anonymous's picture

Bahawaaa hell I know rapunxel

Bahawaaa hell I know rapunxel azz!...but what I don't wanna know is who this Bish iz! Lol...I luv how they let deez nobody's promote and then bury themselves ALIVE! Baha
Anonymous's picture

She looks harriet tubman..

She looks harriet tubman.. Jua terrible
Anonymous's picture

Hell aint nuthin else to talk

Hell aint nuthin else to talk about...I aint got TIME 2 google a Garbage Bish! Baha
Anonymous's picture

But you got time to make a

But you got time to make a million comments about her.
Anonymous's picture

OH what u know more than me

OH what u know more than me now! puh -leeze I dont get PAID for supporting garbage..BUT thanks for keeping up tho..so a BISH (PR2?) THINK! ...#wow!
Anonymous's picture

Get help and a dictionary.

Get help and a dictionary. There's no excuse for your atrocious grammar.
Anonymous's picture

She looks harriet tubman..

She looks harriet tubman.. Jua terrible
Anonymous's picture

I'm just mad @ her wig and

I'm just mad @ her wig and her edges
Anonymous's picture

This is for all the people

This is for all the people out there hating on this girl she just got into the industry and you already going at her finances I'm sorry but it's about the music and bottom-line Her shit sound way better than Nikki Minaj...period
Anonymous's picture

Thought I told YOU BISH BOO

Thought I told YOU BISH BOO and BUH BYE! Take that garbage to ur nearest dumpster!...IMMEDIATELY...along with NIKKI!
Anonymous's picture

Thought I told YOU BISH BOO

Thought I told YOU BISH BOO and BUH BYE! Take that garbage to ur nearest dumpster!...IMMEDIATELY...along with NIKKI!
Anonymous's picture

Thought I told YOU BISH BOO

Thought I told YOU BISH BOO and BUH BYE! Take that garbage to ur nearest dumpster!...IMMEDIATELY...along with NIKKI!
Anonymous's picture

Thought I told YOU BISH BOO

Thought I told YOU BISH BOO and BUH BYE! Take that garbage to ur nearest dumpster!...IMMEDIATELY...along with NIKKI!
Anonymous's picture

Thought I told YOU BISH BOO

Thought I told YOU BISH BOO and BUH BYE! Take that garbage to ur nearest dumpster!...IMMEDIATELY...along with NIKKI!
Anonymous's picture

Thought I told YOU BISH BOO

Thought I told YOU BISH BOO and BUH BYE! Take that garbage to ur nearest dumpster!...IMMEDIATELY...along with NIKKI!
Anonymous's picture

This is for all the people

This is for all the people out there hating on this girl she just got into the industry and you already going at her finances I'm sorry but it's about the music and bottom-line Her shit sound way better than Nikki Minaj...period
Anonymous's picture

This is for all the people

This is for all the people out there hating on this girl she just got into the industry and you already going at her finances I'm sorry but it's about the music and bottom-line Her shit sound way better than Nikki Minaj...period
Anonymous's picture

This is for all the people

This is for all the people out there hating on this girl she just got into the industry and you already going at her finances I'm sorry but it's about the music and bottom-line Her shit sound way better than Nikki Minaj...period
Anonymous's picture

This is for all the people

This is for all the people out there hating on this girl she just got into the industry and you already going at her finances I'm sorry but it's about the music and bottom-line Her shit sound way better than Nikki Minaj...period
Anonymous's picture

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