Azealia Banks became a sensation after the video for her goofily raunchy song “212” went viral. She has since earned a record deal and the affection of stars like Kanye West, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Lady Gaga’s stylist, Nicola Formichetti. The sassy and sharp-tongued beauty—who released her latest song “F*ck Up The Fun” this weekend—poses in the April “Style Bible” issue of GQ, sharing her thoughts on her newfound fame—a fame that she is remarkably unwavered by.
Azealia Banks on the attention she and her music have received: “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 Kanye West and other celebrity fans: “It’s cool, but they’re just people. The skies don’t part and glow orange.”
…on who she looks to for inspiration: “Everyone. …Azealia Banks.”