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Azealia Banks: 'Vibe' Cover with Diplo!

Azealia Banks: 'Vibe' Cover with Diplo!

Azealia Banks rests her head on super producer Diplo‘s chest for the August/September 2012 cover of Vibe magazine, on stands now.

Here’s what the 21-year-old rapper opened up about:

On meeting Kanye West in London last year for the first time: “He hit me up like, ‘You’re mad talented. What do you eat for breakfast?’ The whole conversation was pretty dense—two Geminis in one room. So it was so many ideas flying. We spent the whole day together, but the best part was dinner. We’re eating out the same plates with chopsticks, and he’s freestyling for me. I was like, ‘Oh s–t, this is real!’ You know how you smile so much your face hurts? And you just feel so busted like… (screeches).”

On publicly addressing Lil’ Kim instead of sending a private message or e-mail: “That’s what we did, and that s–t is over. Yo, listen, [Lil’ Kim], this black cloud you got over you—don’t try to push that over me. You can keep that, because as soon as I released ‘Jumanji’ is as soon everybody forgot about you. I have my hand on the dial; I can control how hot and cold you are right now. So I’m not even going to give it to you. I tried to make a legitimate track with you, tried to collaborate. I was bigging her up and she keeps throwing it back in my face. I tried.”

Read Azealia‘s full interview at!

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# 1

This chick needs to calm down and stop instigating fights with other artists on Twitter. First off, she needs to realize she is not that famous yet. None of her songs get air play on the radio and she is giving off a terrible persona. Making enemies in the industry before you even drop your first record is not smart.

# 2
Weber from Brazil @ 08/10/2012 at 9:26 am

@Asha: agreed
she’s way too overrated…and full of herself
I used to like her songs when she came out into the music scene., but now her personality pisses me off!

# 3

why does it seem like lil kim has a problem with every new female rapper?

# 4

love her… and she does get air play… INTERNATIONALLY…. “b**hes on the cover, look at pretty AB”

# 5

Do you think these rappers ever learnt how to articulate properly? Some of them genuinely make me wonder whether they had even a basic education.

# 6

Stop instigating **** to get famous, you got talent.. let that get you to the top..

# 7

@jess: LOL obviously they have no education.. reply on the rap game to get them the money while we all gotta bust our butts in class to make a dime..

# 8
[~Fug Face Man!ston~] @ 08/10/2012 at 10:21 am

…Who does this person think she is?!? First off she’s an unknown here in the states (losers have to go overseas to make a little name for themselves) and I could of sworn Jared posted something on this person a while back about quitting.

# 9

The things I would do to Diplo OMG! He’s so fvcking sexy<3 yum

Azealia Banks? I only see her on here JJ but I don’t think I ever heard one of her songs….If so , I didn’t know it was her. So she’s not really famous. At least internationally. She needs to play it nice with people like Lil Kim who’ve been in the business for quite some time and even if Kim can be a bit b!tchy, she’s respected. She’s a rap “legend” in a way. It feels like she catfights with every new female rapper nowadays, Nicki Minaj now Banks, but still…. I prefer Lil Kim over these two. Simply because she’s a big name no matter what. And she’s paved the way for them

I heard her song, and I liked her. But when I started looking in to her, just ugh
She has bashed every female rapper out today. Like on twitter when kreayshawn retweeted one of her songs, she like went on bashing her calling her a B**** and all. I don’t understand even why
automatic turn off

The cover is cool but this is as famous and successful as she’s gonna get with that stank attitude. when she doesn’t rise higher than she thinks she should be (in her head) she will blame x,y or z instead of taking a hard look at herself, her meh talent and her stank attitude.

She sounds boring. I’m sure she’ll cal me a b_tch for saying she’s boring too. hahahaaha Bad attitude. Working with Lil’Kim? Lil’ Kim ain’t gonna’ work with you with your nasty attitude like that. She knows that’s why she said no.

Gaining recognition and being talented doesn’t give you an excuse to be rude

shut up my friends she is very talanted i love you azealia

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