Sassy, might be one word to describe Rap upstart Azealia Banks, rising to mainstream notoriety with the potty mouthed smash ‘212‘ earlier this year.
Renown for her ‘outspoken’ approach to her craft and social media, this month saw the star grace ‘Dazed & Confused’ with a controversial spread.
Controversial, not by way of its suggestive cover, but via comments made by Ms. Banks on her troubled childhood.
‘We grew up in the hood, but we had some money. But I moved out when I was 14 to go live with my older sister, because my mom just had, well… issues.’
After my dad died, my mom became really abusive – physically and verbally. Like she would hit me and my sisters with baseball bats, bang our heads up against walls, and she would always tell me I was ugly. I remember once she threw out all the food in the fridge, just so we wouldn’t have anything to eat.
It was like growing up a feral child, being raised by this person who was always yelling and screaming, hitting you and dragging you around and ****.
Granted, she never had any drug or drinking problems – her house was clean, her hair was always done, and we had stuff – but she still ****ed me up real bad.’
Then on her sexual history, she disclosed:
‘Growing up I was so curious about boys. I just loved them.
I’d always get my recesses taken away for letting boys touch my butt in the lunch line I got in trouble for fooling around in school a lot.
I just wanted to be touched, ya know?
I just wanted to have sex.
My mom was always working so there was never anyone around to tell me no.’
For what it’s worth, we think Azealia’s beautiful.