Azealia Banks has quite a potty mouth and not only does it help her to connect with her fans, but it also helps her to express her femininity. “Well, I’m from Harlem. I went to art school; I grew up with the c*nts,” she told ‘Rolling Stone’ about her usage of the word.
She continued, “And that term doesn’t come from me! People think I invented it, but I didn’t. To be c*nty is to be feminine and to be, like, aware of yourself. Nobody’s f*cking with that inner strength and delicateness. The c*nts, the gay men, adore that. My friends would say, ‘Oh you need to c*nt it up! You’re being too banjee.’”
We’re sure that you’re as lost as we are with that word “Banjee” and thankfully Banks explained it. “‘Banjee’ means unrefined and rough. You need your c*nts: they fix your hair for you and do your makeup. They give you confidence and give you life.”
She also spoke about her collaboration with MAC Cosmetics on her ‘Yung Rapunxel’ lipstick. The limited edition shade is only available for a few more days and to Banks, it “represents what I’m all about: being myself, no matter what it costs.”
It was inspired by her alter ego ‘Yung Rapunxel,’ who “is that girl who pisses people off but doesn’t really mean to. She’s actually a sweetheart! But people are so taken back that she’s so herself; she’s not even trying to be unique or different. She literally just lives in her head; she does what she wants to do. So, the lipstick is here for someone who is happy to be themself.”
Banks for one is definitely happy to be herself and the regal purple colour of the lipstick “does look really royal.” A perfect match!
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