Azealia Banks Flaunts Figure in T Magazine

Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks is racking up her press clips. The Harlem-born rapper, who calls herself the “Young Rapunxel,” graces the fashion pages of The New York Times’ T Magazine, pulling her pigtails while posing for famed photographer Terry Richardson in a $1200 Rochas bodysuit and Dolce & Gabbana heels. The “212” singer, whose debut album Broke with Expensive Taste is due in September, spoke about her atypical upbringing and buzz overseas.

“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 told the magazine.

“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.”

The 20-year-old Banks has been living in London while recording her album and has quickly been embraced by fashion’s elite including designer Karl Lagerfeld. “Europe and the U.K. have just been sucking me up,” she said.

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54 Comments

  1. ANDRE

    I hate her, so annoying.. gtfo.

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    Khalil!!!!! Reply:

    @ANDRE, then why comment? you gtfo

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    ayaan Reply:

    @ANDRE, You hate her???? yet you the 1st person to comment on her post and most be some serious hate uhh

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    City Reply:

    @ayaan, SHE KINDA LOOKS LIKE A YOUNG NIA LONG IN THAT PIC

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    Lifeofagogetter Reply:

    @ANDRE, Hater! Don’t be mad cuz she’s coming fur that #1 spot!

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  2. Rap-Upper

    One hit wonder maybe? I like her. She has potential but wtf is this?

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    CarlosBonegro Reply:

    @Rap-Upper, you cant like her if you think shes a one hit wonder you tard

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  3. RomanReloaded4/3/12

    What figure? This girl is ugly, she is good compared ONLY to Khia. She wont run up on Queen Minaj, Nicki will slay that hoe.

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    CarlosBonegro Reply:

    @RomanReloaded4/3/12, im guessing you didnt watch the grammys this year then

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    Maria Reply:

    @RomanReloaded4/3/12, You do know Azealia body is all real while Nick’s body is fake,right?

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    Mike Reply:

    @Maria, BINGO

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    ayaan Reply:

    @RomanReloaded4/3/12, i swear you’re hating on everyone(saw your comments earlier on brandys post)first overall get a freaking life. Why call her ugly uhh you going on like youre this beauitful girl/boy and that smh. does nicki minaj pay you to say stuff like that if so shes using you the wrong way

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    ayaan Reply:

    @ayaan, Beautiful*

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    RDK Reply:

    @ayaan,Nicki minaj have nothing to do with this,that person up there is a drama queen it run on everyones post and talk sh-t and claims it,s a nicki fan,to get people like you to hate on nicki,it is just a troll trying to give real nicki fans like me a bad name,people act like there is only one lane,nicki and everyone else is in there own lane and i am sure this chick is going to be in here own lane too,that person is just trying to bump up the views on this post because from you mention nickis, name it,s a guarantee people like you is going to go in on here with some hateful sh-t,so i guess that person is doing is job.

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  4. jet

    she is amanzingly talented i dont know why so many people hate on her

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  5. queenbeenation

    wanna see a REAL figure scroll down to kimmys post all hail the queen

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    CarlosBonegro Reply:

    @queenbeenation, lil kim is the black twin of snooki stfu

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    light Reply:

    @CarlosBonegro, hahaha

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    Maria Reply:

    @CarlosBonegro, Lame.

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    Os Reply:

    @queenbeenation,you must be joking right i won’t even laugh.

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  6. nicoyuki

    A.banks is all real. Nice long legs beautiful skin. And she looks like Gabrielle.

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  7. CarlosBonegro

    i think shes ugly as f*** but i dont give a fuck and im sure she doesnt either. she makes awesome music and keeps it trill with these hoes

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  8. CarlosBonegro

    i think shes ugly as f*** but i dont give a f*** and im sure she doesnt either. she makes awesome music and keeps it trill with these hoes

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    ayaan Reply:

    @CarlosBonegro, i doubt you are any prettier but hey at least you like her music

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  9. ANDRE

    ewwww

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  10. nicoyuki

    A.banks got some of you ho’s pressed. Beautiful girl.

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    Outspoken Reply:

    @nicoyuki, Pressed isn’t even the word…to say this girl is not talented is ridiculous.

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  11. :O youMADstayMAD

    this chick sucks and she is terribly atrocious! SMFH.. then she has the audacity to try to come at people like Nicki and Iggy b*tch please, her fake ass pony tails are about to be snatched! *Nicki shrugs*

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  12. Audrey Hepburn

    She’s bold and gutsy. I like her.

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  13. mmmhmm

    camel toe!!

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  14. Jerry

    sexy photo. mmm

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  15. RomanReloaded4/3/12

    This chick is never gonna make it.

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    HEYYOU!! Reply:

    @RomanReloaded4/3/12, Atlest shes doing something unlike you spend your time hating on some you DONT KNOW #girlbye

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    :l Reply:

    @HEYYOU!!,it,s not a nicki fan i really have half a mind that it,s a kim fan because thats all they do troll on other people sh-t talk cr-p with other peoples name to get others to hate on that person,like what it,s doing now to nicki minaj.

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    nicoyuki Reply:

    @:l, you never know it could be a Nicki fan. There are some really hating Nicki fan. Or just a troll doing what trolls do.

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    B-Word Reply:

    @:l, Shut Cho Stupid Ass Up! Don’t put everything on Kim fans because your team is childish as hell! Everybody knows Nicki fans are NOTHING but haters. Look on the latest post Rap Up did about Da Brat and Missy. Nicki fans were all over it talking shit. Y’all hate on every female rapper. And that’s the truth. Kim fans support REAL music! And let’s face it. Ms. Banks is dope.

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  16. ayaan

    Atleast shes try unlike you spending your time hating on people you DONT KNOW girlbye

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  17. A Realist

    Her hair looks a F****************KING mess

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  18. TheTroll

    She’s gorgeous and very talented! I like her.

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  19. thelonelyboner//tumblr

    Kim, Nicki, or Azealia should be considered REAL FIGURES…How about Missy Elliot, and Lauryn Hill

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  20. Catastrophe

    This girl is so fucking fresh. She is 20 years old and just bringing straight fire. She’s on some Missy type shit. I hate comparing artists, but she’s bringing back a dope way of spitting. 212 is probably one of the best female rap songs out for this generation. The beat is fucking fresh as fuck and her flow and words are just insane in the membrane.

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  21. Boreas Matthews

    Why are u clowns taking jabs and drawing comparisons? Nervous for ur weakass “faves”? Let her have her moment of glory. She’s doin it! Don’t even play yourselves w the one-hit wonder talk!

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  22. Outspoken

    Some of y’all sound pretty frightened for your favssss LOL. Rightfully so cause Azealia is one bad and talented chick. Get the hate out your system now cause when she blows up, you’ll be ready to jump on the bandwagon. Like I always quote from Kanye…”she is the future of music”.

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  23. QueenBeeEntertainment

    FUCK Azealia ! Fuck Nicki too. 2012 is Kims year, she dropping her mixtape and its gonna slay all the rap bitches in the game.

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  24. Hugh

    80 grand a year and only $300 month on rent! That is heaps spare!

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  25. Sharp Tongue

    NEXT!

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  26. Bryan

    I’m usually for female rappers but I can’t get myself to like this girl : /

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  27. Tango P.i

    SHE SUCKS….

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  28. PoshPumkin

    She’s gonna be huge because unlike Nicki MinAj she’s not a gimmick. Nicki has peaked. Watch!

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  29. PoshPumkin

    That’s not being a hater just speaking TRUTH

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  30. St8juice

    This hoe music is for lame ass people the hoe will never be able to compare to nicki cuz she jay z n Wayne of female rap

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    :l Reply:

    @St8juice,i see you are working mad hard,to get azealia fans on the nicki minaj hating trail,why do i have the strong feeling that you are a kims stan,because this is what they do troll on other peoples favs,and try to turn there fans against nicki,man you people/posers are a sad sad set.

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    ST8juice Reply:

    @:l, BITCH KILL YO SELF! You keep saying the same shit over and over again. “Kim fans this, Kim fans that” Nobody gives AF about Kim or THIS BITCH! Kim’s career is done.

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