With her highly-anticipated Playboy cover set to hit newsstands Friday (March 20), New York rapper Azealia Banks’‘ feature has surfaced.
The adult publication treated Banks fans to her feature via its website Internet Monday (March 16).
On whose career she wants to emulate: “Jay Z. That’s the only person I have my eye set on. The race thing always comes up, but I want to get there being very black and proud and boisterous about it. You get what I mean? A lot of times when you’re a black woman and you’re proud, that’s why people don’t like you. In American society, the game is to be a nonthreatening black person. That’s why you have Pharrell or Kendrick Lamar saying, ‘How can we expect people to respect us if we don’t respect ourselves?’ He’s playing that nonthreatening black man sh*t, and that gets all the white soccer moms going, ‘We love him.’ Even Kanye West plays a little bit of that game—‘Please accept me, white world.’ Jay Z hasn’t played any of those games, and that’s what I like.” (Playboy)
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Banks also uses the adult publication to talk about her Twitter issues and disliking the United States of America.
On people disliking her Twitter rants: “It’s always about race. Lorde can run her mouth and talk sh*t about all these other bitches, but y’all aren’t saying she’s angry. If I have something to say, I get pushed into the corner.” On wanting to leave the U.S.: “I hate everything about this country. Like, I hate fat white Americans. All the people who are crunched into the middle of America, the real fat and meat of America, are these racist conservative white people who live on their farms. Those little teenage girls who work at Kmart and have a racist grandma—that’s really America.” (Playboy)
Last week, Banks revealed the steamy cover to her Instagram followers.
Azealia also hinted at a big surprise being on deck in a separate post.