Azealia Banks Wants Nicki Minaj on New Single 'Anna Wintour'
Azealia Banks continues to make amends with Nicki Minaj. The Harlem MC now wants to collaborate with the Young Money rapper on “Anna Wintour,” the first single from her upcoming project Fantasea II: The Second Wave.
Taking to Instagram, Banks also revealed that she wants Mel B on the song. “I would absolutely LOVE to have Mel B from the spice girls and Nicki Minaj on this,” she wrote. “KUNTS please put out more manifesting energy !!”
“Anna Wintour” was named after the fashion icon and Vogue editor-in-chief, but it was also inspired by other sources, according to Banks, who said that she was influenced by singer-songwriter Stacie Orrico, producer Junior Sanchez, and God.
“This song was inspired by a remix of ‘ice princess’ by @juniorsanchezofficial,” she explained. “I took the glitches melody he put on it and wrote lyrics to it. I referenced a lot of Stacie Orrico for this song . I wanted to write a song that could double as a praise to God. It’s a song about learning to love, learning to accept love and learning how to love yourself.”
Banks has had a long history of beefing with Minaj. However, she apologized to her in September. “I want to apologize for whatever catty shit I’ve said to and or about you in the past,” she wrote. She later went on to defend Minaj against Joe Budden.
Fantasea II, the sequel to Banks’ 2012 mixtape, is due in March via Entertainment One.