Azealia Banks Dishes On First Crush, Kanye West, and Debut Album in GQ

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.