Azealia Banks thinks she’s an Unidentified Flying Object
Story filed by Sam Hine on August 10, 2012
Easy-going LOL merchant Azealia Banks thinks she’s a UFO of sorts.
The ‘L8R’ hitmaker chatted about her new-found success to Vibe, saying: “I’m kinda this UFO that floats above wide ground. And nobody really gets it, but they see this weird floating object there. When I spoke to Missy, she was like, ‘Yo, where did you come from?’ Because you usually see people on their come up.”
“Sometimes it is scary because you drop down in this territory where people feel like it’s their space,” she went one to explain, “And they don’t know how to react to you, and you don’t really know how to react to them. But they like your shit and you respect their shit. And it’s cool.”
We respect that shit, it’s cool.
Azealia also spoke about the whole Hip-Hop/Pop crossover ‘à la’ Nicki Minaj thing and had this (quite lengthy speech) to say for herself:
“The hip-hop world is used to a certain lifestyle that Nicki Minaj and me are trying to escape from. It’s weird because they like you when they can still see you, but once you try to ascend, it’s like, ‘What. The. Fuck?’ Because they can’t reach you anymore, and they’re not rising with you. They miss that comfort and it takes a while to get used to it, but eventually they’ll understand. That’s the power of art. Art pushes culture and forward thinking. Right now, if you listen to Nicki, she’s really making good pop music and is definitely up there with Gaga and Katy—exactly where she wants to be. But the hip-hop world maybe didn’t know that’s where she wanted to be.”