The April issue of Playboy Magazine featuring Azealia Banks on the cover has surfaced on the Internet.
Banks tweeted an image of the cover Friday (March 13), with a caption that credited erotic photographer Ellen Von Unwerth.
“@Playboy COVER by Ellen Von Unwerth on stands next Friday!” she wrote, teasing her followers that even more can be expected.
Last month, Playboy issued a statement via Playboy.com, confirming that the Broke With Expensive Tasterapper would grace the cover and pose nude for the men’s lifestyle magazine in April.
According to Playboy’s editors, Banks took part in a “frisky pictorial that’s sure to break the Internet.” The cover story was penned by Rob Tannebaum.
Azealia Banks @Playboy COVER by Ellen Von Unwerth on stands next Friday! More will be revealed on Monday … pic.twitter.com/ozVKBgjEql
— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) March 13, 2015
Check out Playboy’s Azealia Banks cover below:
(March 14, 2015)
UPDATE: Azealia Banks’ “Wild and Uncensored” Playboy cover story has been released via Playboy.com. Banks covers a wide range of topics within the question-and-answer interview. She speaks on her sex life, racism and her musical endeavors, among other topics.
The Broke With Expensive rapper says Jay Z is the only artist whose career she would like to emulate. She name-drops a few others that have reached success, but in a “nonthreatening black person” type of way.
“The race thing always comes up, but I want to get there being very black and proud and boisterous about it,” Banks says. “A lot of times when you’re a black woman and you’re proud, that’s why people don’t like you. In American society, the game is to be a nonthreatening black person. That’s why you have Pharrell or Kendrick Lamar saying, ‘How can we expect people to respect us if we don’t respect ourselves?’ He’s playing that nonthreatening black man shit, and that gets all the white soccer moms going, ‘We love him.’ Even Kanye West plays a little bit of that game—’Please accept me, white world.’ “Jay Z hasn’t played any of those games, and that’s what I like.”
Read the full interview here.
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(March 17, 2015)
UPDATE #2: An NSFW image from Azealia Banks’ Playboy photoshoot has been released by the rapper via Twitter.
It is as follows: