Be it punchy lyrics fuelled by profanities, or an explicit magazine cover, Azealia Banks knows how to get the public attention. But when you strip away the scandal can this young rapper stand strong?
Banks stormed into our play lists with her hit single ‘212’, in a whirlwind of urban chic and quirky style. While undeniably catchy, you have to question how much the infamous lyrical choices contributed to its success. The blatant shock-tactics definitely gave everyone something to talk about. It spiced up the music scene and challenged what we can consider acceptable.
Not one to keep quiet for long, this month Azealia shocked us once more with a front cover shoot for Dazed and Confused magazine. The image shows Banks ‘smoking’ on a blown up pink condom, and is accompanied by the caption: “Azealia Banks Blows Up.” Dazed and Confused announced on Twitter that the Banks cover had been banned in 7 countries, before it had even been released.