It all started with this video.
“212″ is a black-and-white clip where Azealia Amanda Banks, 21, playfully dances in front of a brick wall flaunting pigtails, denim cutoffs and a Mickey Mouse sweater while she demonstrates an extremely sharp knowledge of the New York street swagger. It’s about to reach the 25 million viewer checkpoint.
Gwyneth Paltrow tweeted to be “obsessed” about it and Kanye West followed her for a while, along with four other people –now he only follows Kim Kardashian.–
The Harlem-bred who used to work at a Starbucks is now photographed by Inez and Vinoodh, Nicola Formichetti, or Terry Richardson, mingles with Beyonce at the Met Gala –as Alexander Wang’s date– and performs for Karl Lagerfeld.
Here are some of the magazines, from Zinio’s newsstands, where Azealia has made it to the cover.