Azealia Banks recently shared a new music video for “Count Contessa,” a bizarre, house-rap track from her in-the-works project Fantasea II: The Second Wave, the sequel to 2012’s Fantasea.
Directed by Rony Alwin in Bali, Indonesia, the clip opens up with the Bi-identified rapper walking on a beach with a designer pig, getting her fortune told, and learning that she will one day find her true love. As the video progresses, Banks shows off her beautiful body, dances in her bathing suit around flames, and gets quite friendly with her female-identified co-star.
Some may not agree with her choice of words, thinking about her most recent altercation on Delta Airlines, but we should not discredit great artistry when we hear it. Azealia is putting serious magic out into the music world. She is living by her own standards while empowering Feminist, (Queer) Women of Color (qWOC), and musicians of color in the music industry with her feministic/queer inspired lyrics and unapologetic approach to battling cultural appropriation.
Azealia recently paired up with Fun Magazine to provide a more intimate side of the rapper. “All of these opportunities that I never had before just came to me, and I felt like I could make an album at anytime…I need to start looking for experiences and do more stuff so that I have something to talk about on this album,” Banks says.
Yo, Azealia! Let the cameras in more often and let them see this #BlackGrilMagic / #BlackQueerMagic.
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