Azealia Banks’ April 2015 ‘Playboy’ Editorial Is Tamer Than We Expected: 8 Photos
When Azealia Banks’ April 2015 Playboy cover was released a few days ago, it was a playful cat-themed photo that we thought would’ve hinted to a more revealing editorial spread. But, to our surprise, that is not the case at all! The unapologetically brash and controversial entertainer has a wild personality that could have easily suited a more bold, nude photo shoot (this is Playboy we’re talking about).
Instead, the spread is quite tame as it shows a covered up Banks playing with a ball of yarn and splashing in a pool of milk — even the black cats in one of the photos look just as shocked as we are! But fortunately, Banks’ interview with the magazine is a raw one and is bound to raise many eyebrows.
View the gallery up top, and view the wild interview highlights down below!
On her longest relationship: “Four years. It started when I was 17. He was 43. There’s something very wrong with a man that age who wants to date a 17-year-old girl. I didn’t know how to shave my bush and shit like that. I had a hairy pussy. I didn’t know how to wear perfume. I had neon pink barrettes in my hair. And as ‘212’ started to pop off and my career started to happen, he became jealous. He choked me and beat me up, and of course you should not be fucking with a man who puts his hands on you, but I was stupid and young.”
On discussing sex at home: “Yes, but it was more joked about. My mother was always making inappropriate jokes. We had sex books in the house. She never tried to hide it from me. When I got my period it was very much like, ‘Boys are going to want to touch your body, but you can get pregnant now, and we not playing that shit.’ My mom scared me off of getting pregnant.”
On wanting to leave America: “Yes! 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.”
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