They’re both New Yorkers, both have an affinity for British music (see Banks’ history with XL Recordings and exploration of Garage music) and are both renown for poignant and emotive storytelling.
With all of this mind, a case could be made to argue that Azealia Banks is the new Madonna.
Leading the conversation? Azealia herself.
Her assessment below…
Darling, do ya like beige in your coffee? Tea? A wild-?
Wild breeze on a day, a dawn
Oft’ indeed a child, smiles at me cause I’m made of yarn
Azealia used Twitter to reveal that she believes she is the Black Madonna (a moniker once given to Rihanna).
And I must confess
Instead of spring it’s always winter
And my heart has always been a lonely hunter