Azealia Banks, Bi Now Gay Later

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Azealia Banks, Bi Now Gay Later

Chalk up one more for queer hip-hop. Rising rap star Azealia Banks—a Bronx native has been garning the attention of culture mavens, party promoters, and DJs for the last few years—came out this week in the New York Times as bi (maybe even lesbian.) 

Her music has also been appearing in the playlists of the fashion fabulous, recently featured on the runway of Theirry Mugler. Last week she performed live at Karl Lagerfeld's home in gay Paris in celebration of Lagerfeld's new "budget" line.

She's being called the next Nicki Minaj, except without all that baggage in the closet.



Comments [9]

LindaDonaldson's picture

I love Azealia Banks anyway,

I love Azealia Banks anyway, she's performing awesome shows and I'm a big fan of her although I don't like Nicki Minaj at all. I once heard one of Azealia's tracks called Shady Love on free Internet radio and was blown away by its awesomeness:)

 

http://internet-radio-player.com/

Carollani's picture

"Bi Now Gay Later"

When I came out as bi to the woman I had a crush on when I was 20, she said, "bi now, gay later," and I was so insulted.

She was right.

Grace Moon's picture

*hah*

*hah*

tweet tweet @gracemoon

Marcie Bianco's picture

A week or so ago I saw

A week or so ago I saw Nicki's "Stupid Hoe" video *(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6j4f8cHBIM&ob=av2e) ...to which culture discourse/community does this belong? reflect?  ....oh, these young ones.

Carollani's picture

stupid ho

I just saw that video the other day and I was disappointed in Nicki for booty popping in a cage like an animal (in her own video) and for saying "I'm the female Weezy" at the end. SO disapointed. You're not the female ANYBODY, you're NICKI FUCKING MINAJ! Sigh.

patricia's picture

yes, disappointing.

It's difficult for me to comprehend why anyone, male or female, would aspire to Lil Wayne...
Just a thought on Nicki's booty popping in a cage...it's a direct bite from a 2009 Shakira video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=booKP974B0k&feature=related

Marcie Bianco's picture

I agree with both of ye --

I agree with both of ye -- and P, yes!, I've heard people allude to Shakira...a weird homage? (doubtable!)

patricia's picture

and grace jones...

That opener in the vid is also a total bite of Jean Paul Goude's work with Grace Jones.
See album: "Island Life".

Did you see her in the Superbowl tonight ?
What did think???

 

Marcie Bianco's picture

I did -- i have to say that

I did -- i have to say that the song itself has grown on me and i enjoyed her 'performance', along with MIA's...Madonna seemed overwrought -- and I kept thinking how much that how Vogue thing just washed over all those drunk football fans! like, what an odd juxtaposition!