Behind the Video: Azealia Banks – ‘Liquorice’

Azealia Banks

Earlier this week, Azealia Banks unleashed her second music video for “Liquorice,” a cut off her EP 1991. Now Noisey takes us behind the scenes as Yung Rapunxel transforms into a cowgirl and prepares for a showdown in the desert with a horse, hot dog, and guns.

After launching her career with the viral sensation “212,” Banks ups the ante, calling on director Rankin and Lady Gaga’s stylist Nicola Formichetti, who put together high-end looks mixed with some of her own clothing.

She was able to execute her vision thanks to a bigger budget. “We can’t do another $50 video, so let’s come up with something that’s gonna look like some money,” said Banks.

When it comes to her rapid rise to fame, she admits, “I actually thought it would happen sooner.”



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29 Comments

  1. sunny

    Cool Chick

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    white hos love BBC Reply:

    @sunny, shell be lite skinned before u kno it. look at keke palmer, meagan good, serena williams and nicki minaj….look at pics of them 5 yrs ago and look at thm now, its like two different ppl. these hos bleachin

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    jj Reply:

    @white hos love BBC, WTF are you talking about, all those chicks are still clearly black…you skin bleaching conspirators are the worse

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    Pucci Reply:

    @white hos love BBC, ctfu, last I checked all those girls were still their same complexion. Its not even worth explaining to you ppl anymore how a exposure to light, especially too much light makes anybody’s skin look lighter, cause you idiots will always have it yoru way, no matter what. smh

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  2. Alex

    LOVE her!!

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  3. muah

    Love her! She is my new fav female rapper!!!!!

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  4. muah

    We all no NICKIMINAJRUNS2012 IS GOING TO HAVE SOMETHING STUPID TO SAY!!! But she is just mad jealous!

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  5. Eva

    So refreshing to see black beauty and talent!!! Love that she speaks her mind and actually has the talent to back it up!

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    Cali Kid Reply:

    @Eva, 100% AGREE

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  6. OMG

    She is so great. She gives me energy! :-O

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  7. MinajRules2012

    No, i really love her, she has a lot of talent!

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  8. MinajRules2012

    i love her

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  9. misty

    Azealia Banks + Nicki Minaj = New B.I.G that rock!!! * black it girls

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  10. WonderLand19

    Rankin did such a great job on this!

    Banks and Iggy are killin it! Love them both!

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  11. MinajRules2012

    Sorry yah if i been hating to much… i was diagnosed with schizophrenia 2 weeks ago… And i be forgeting to take my meds…sorry yah!!! I promise ill be nicer for now on on rap up… And PLEASE if anyone see that i wrote a negative comment please recomment me and remind me to take my pills because it just means i forgot!!!!! PLEASE REMIND ME!!!!!

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    dnfl Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, LOLOdfljsakd;

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    Real Talk Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Lmao #DEAD

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    O-o damn sneakiy Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, mofo LOL LMFAOO

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  12. Aunt.dot

    i like ‘her’ Music, its dope.

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  13. boom boom

    @minajRules2012 lmfao, hoe you are just waaayyy toooo much.
    You just made my night with your last comment.

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  14. jj

    lol this girl is a female kanye with her cockiness “i actually thought it would happen sooner” lol birds of a feather,but i like that

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  15. Cecily

    Azealia is the real deal. Talented, intelligent and beautiful.

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  16. ymcmb king

    errytime i look at her,she reminds me of eve esp that pic on the top with those glasses but she ugly doe,doesnt do it 4 me

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  17. HeavyHeavy

    Azealia:
    “My liquorice brings all the boys to the yard and there like its better than Minaj, there like its better than Minaj, She bleaches and looks like a retard!”
    212

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  18. shadeandreading

    the reason she said she thought it would’ve happened sooner is because she was signed with XL in 2009 and at that time she already started working on stuff with Richard Russell but then she left XL and then started doing things on her own. Even if there is an air of cockiness I like that because she knows her talent and she knows she can make people pay attention using that.

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  19. Jordan Gabriel

    i like her personality a lot. she’s refreshing

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  20. Lisa

    She doesn’t seem cocky at all when she speaks, just on Twitter… :-P Anyway, LOVE the video and she is cute.

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  21. zamoracarl

    what Troy responded I am dazzled that someone able to get paid $7546 in one month on the computer. have you seen this web link makecash16com

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  22. O-o damn sneakiy

    wait a minture Didn’t AB stop doing Music

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