Azealia Banks‘s September Dazed & Confused cover was banned from newsstands in seven countries before we could even catch a glimpse. And now we know why — girl is blowing (smoking?) a raspberry-colored condom.
On the cover, the rapper wears a Balmain jacket, and sports teal locks, multicolored eyeshadow, and some rad nail art. Nestled between her fingers, cigarette-style, is the offending condom. The coverline reads, “Azealia Banks Blows Up”.
Provocative covers are nothing new, but we’re kind of into the overall look of this one. And for a female artist in a male-dominated genre who just so happens to be known for her raunchy lyrics, it’s somewhat fitting, no?
But what do you think? Check out the cover and some pics from her spread (which are a little less suggestive) right here. Gratuitous? Or genius?
this is some kind of spaceship or something.
[Dazed & Confused]