(Azealia Banks in Elle magazine)
The vibrant, cute, potty-mouthed Harlem-born rapper and singer, Azealia Banks, has been taking the fashion world by storm every since her “212” video release nearly a year ago. Since then, Banks has been able to perform at events that even some of the most iconic femcees would have died to be invited to. She performed at fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld’s launch party and even appeared in an ad campaign for Alexander Wang. That is quite impressive for someone who is so new to the industry.
In Elle magazine Banks said : “People say, ‘You just got famous on YouTube’. I’m like, ‘So? You didn’t get famous anywhere.’”
(photo by Dazed & Confused)
Banks has appeared in numerous fashion magazines and somehow has been able to still keep and showcase her Hip-hop roots. She is a talented rapper dipped within the grassroots of some longtime fashion connoisseur. Rumor also has it that the femcee will be collaborating with Kanye West.
She said via Twitter : “When Kanye West Calls… you go to Honolulu.”
Followed by a tweet that also said: When Mother Monster calls…”
Looks like someone will also be working with Lady Gaga.
Last but not least Banks is doing something that another femcee, Nicki Minaj, has also done but she’s doing it in such a record period of time. Banks will be releasing a limited edition lipstick product with MAC cosmetics in honor of New York’s Fashion Night Out (http://fashionsnightout.com/). This new shade is called ‘Yung Rapunxel’ and will be available beginning September 5. It is a very deep violet color that is almost onyx in color. The following night, people can stop by the new SoHo boutique in New York and purchase it for $15.00 and catch her perform.
It’s been a great time for Azealia Banks.
Would you buy it?