Azealia Banks Talks Life as a Stripper, Tough Childhood & Eminem’s Offensive Lyrics
After years in record label limbo, Azealia Banks is finally getting the shine she always wanted with the release of her new album, 'Broke With Expensive Taste.' She's also coming clean about a wealth of topics from stripping to her dislike for Eminem in a new interview with The Daily Beast.
As far as the stripping, the 23-year-old said it was a low point in her life, right before she started making a name for herself in the music industry.
"Strippers make way more f---in' money than a lot of people working desk jobs," she said. "They're walking out there with $1,200 a night. Now me, with my little butt and my little A-cups, it wasn't happening like that. I worked at this little strip club and it was a low point, but I wanted some fast money. I was such a chicken in the strip club. It was not my thing at all. I was there for just two weekends, and then I quit because '212' blew up.'
And before trying her hand at pole dancing, the Harlem, N.Y. representative went through a difficult childhood. She even had to move in with her sister because her mother was physically abusive.
"It got bad, real bad. Like 'Mommie Dearest' bad," she explained. "My mom was stressed. She was a single mom with three black daughters in New York City. My mom was a hard worker so we had a good upbringing and were never poor, but my mother was just crazy."
And as for Eminem, let's just say the two probably won't be making a song together anytime soon. She recently blasted the Detroit rapper for that now infamous Lana Del Rey line from the 'Shady' cypher.
"This is a dude who raps about killing his mother," she barked. "And I think it's casually okay that you eat Hot Pockets and suck on your sisters t----. That's causal in the trailer park, right? I'm not trying to f--- Eminem, and I don't need anything from Eminem. Didn't he also have a song where a black girl broke his heart and he was calling her a 'n-----' and all that s---? Okay Eminem."
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