Azealia Banks enlisted Shystie for her mixtape Fantasea, and now the Harlem rapper returns the favor, guesting on Shystie’s single “Control It.” The fierce femcees wield their power in the sexually-domineering clip, walking men on leashes and strutting for the camera in their designer threads.
“[Azealia] reached out to me via Twitter first and then asked me to [be] featured on this dope track called ‘Neptune’ from her Fantasea mixtape,” the 27-year-old British MC told Billboard. “Since then, we’ve hung out in New York when I was modelling for NYFW and when she was in London on tour.”
The Oliver Whitehouse-directed clip was inspired by Missy Elliott and Hype Williams. “[Their] videos taught me to not be afraid and try new things,” said Shystie. “I’m [currently] unsigned so the video was funded by [solely] my management team, Star Work Management. The finance and vision come from ourselves. It’s something I’m very proud of.”
Shystie is readying her EP, Pink Mist, for release on April 28.