Harlem native Azealia Banks snagged the coveted cover of Paper Magazine's Summer 2012 Music issue! Miss Banks is photographed posing in a bent-down position that looks all too familiar, comparable to the controversial pose of hip-hop rivals Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim.
Looking colorful and playful on the glossy pages, the 21-year-old artist rocks designs by Alexander Wang, Diesel Black Gold, Ashton Michael and Louis Vuitton.
The fab rap chick on the rise talked about everything from her musical start at LaGuardia Arts High School (Nicki Minaj's alma mater) to how her music landed in the hands of Interscope executive vice president Larry Jackson, who says he was "knocked out right away" by Banks' talent.
The New Yorker also dishes on her view of the crazy music industry, stating:
"The music industry is like a machine. It's always going and this new generation of artists - me, A$AP Rocky, Rita Ora - we're the fuel that's keeping it going."
Check out the young rap star in the colorful spread above and read the rest of her feature over at Paper Magazine.