Azealia Banks and super-producer Diplo snag the front cover of VIBE's September 2012 issue, while the Maybach Music crew Meek Mill, Rick Ross and Wale pose on the flip-side. Take a gander at the excerpt below from Azealia's exclusive interview with VIBE:
VIBE: You’ve come a long way since riding the Uptown 4 train. How are your peers reacting to your early success? AZEALIA BANKS: The energy I’m getting is kinda, “Yo, what up?” and keep it moving. There’s no like… I don’t know. Why do you think there’s hesitance? Because I’m kinda this UFO that floats above wide ground. And nobody really gets it, but they see this weird floating object there [laughs]. When I spoke to Missy, she was like, “Yo, where did you come from?” Because you usually see people on their come up. And now people are waiting to see if the UFO will crash? Sometimes it is scary because you drop down in this territory where people feel like it’s their space. So then it’s kinda like, “Errr, hi…” 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. Besides feeling territorial, there are folks who take the hierarchal, respect-your-elders adage very seriously. Is that voided once someone disses you? When people come at my head it doesn’t faze me enough to be sad. It’s just, “Listen motherfucker, let me tell you about yourself and what I got and am about to get. You’re trying to knock me off my feet; I’m trying to stand tall, ’cause I’m here for a reason. I wasn’t even thinking about y’all, y’all came at me.”
Read the full cover story at VIBE.
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