/  03.27.2012

Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks has already fired up the blogosphere, and now she heats up the pages of GQ. The 20-year-old Harlem rapper, who just released her Diplo-produced song “Fuck Up the Fun,” struts her stuff in short shorts, a corset, stockings, and a Michael Kors fur coat in the Matt Irwin-photographed shoot. In the interview, Banks spills about her first crush, not being starstruck by Kanye West, and her forthcoming debut Broke with Expensive Taste.

On her newfound fame: “I definitely have more money and shit, but that’s all virtual stuff. I’ve been making music for a while. And I could read about myself on the Internet for a while.”

On meeting superstars like Kanye West: “It’s cool, but they’re just people. The skies don’t part and glow orange.”

On her first crush: “When I was 16, I had a crazy crush on Pharrell when In My Mind came out,” she said, adding, “I’m not crushing on anyone right now.”

On her debut album: “It’s definitely going to be really diverse. It’s going to be different styles of music, but it will all be good, trust me.”

See the rest of the photos on GQ.com.


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