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COVER: AZEALIA BANKS BY SHARIF HAMZA, DAZED & CONFUSED, SEPTEMBER 2012

Posted on August 15, 2012

Teal haired, foul mouthed, rebel of the moment Azealia Banks covers the september issue of Dazed & Confused in what a number of countries have deemed as a controversial cover…. They clearly need to stop living in 1901.

The colourful lady, who has recently become the face of T by Alexander Wang, is seen blowing up a red condom while giving us the middle finger accompanied by the rather clever title “Azealia Banks Blows Up” and something about a pussy riot.

I love the colour combinations within all the Sharif Hamza shot pictures. The throwback hip-hop/soul collage on the aqua wall, the teal in her hair and jewelled toned cushions work wonders, however after seeing such a “daring” cover, (because glorifying safe sex is such an issue *rolls eyes*), the overall editorial is just too safe with Ms Banks looking little forced in places. Clearly this image was picked by Dazed to be attention grabbing and cause some type of controversy, however if you’re going to go there, then at least have the balls to follow through.

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