i like azealia but this is gross and unnecessary….
posted by Jihan
August 15, 2012 9:15 am
I think it coincides with her raunchy persona. Not totally necessary, but she can do little wrong in my book. I’m just glad to see a beautiful dark skin girl (who makes GREAT music) get some shine.
Also, condoms are very effective in preventing pregnancy and the transmission of STD’s like Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, HPV (well, sorta) and HIV. USE THEM PEOPLE.
posted by MsNOMER
August 15, 2012 9:33 am
I think it’s tacky simply because the condom is in her mouth. It oculd have been incorporated in a different way, if they felt it was absolutely necessary to include it. Perhaps blown up like a ballon on the end of a string that she’s holding? Just think the way it’s done conjures up images of fellatio. Not cool.
Personally I like it! And hopefully it will promote young people to place a condom in their mouths while placing other “things” there, if you catch my drift…there’s a silver lining in everything ppl…think about it!
Sorry everyone has to rewrite my comment. Too many typos in the first one.
posted by Chris styles
August 15, 2012 10:48 am
Her weaves bother the sh*t outta me! The condom ehhh…I find it unnecessary but I guess artist do whatever to stay relevant. I love her style..rap that is! Shes talented, but needs a stylist STAT.
posted by TomTom
August 15, 2012 10:54 am
The condom wasn’t needed. Thats all
posted by Nraw
August 15, 2012 10:55 am
Considering you can get STD’s in your mouth from performing fellatio on an infected partner (you’d be surprised how many people DO NOT know that) I don’t understand why having a condom in her mouth would be gross.
posted by Indigo
August 15, 2012 11:01 am
She could have used a stick of dynamite. People now days have to be extra thinking they are being creative. It’s sad. She is the epitome of trifflin. Her weaves,makeup and that mouth..trifflin.
posted by Savage
August 15, 2012 11:02 am
@Jihan, riding w you on this one! This girl is talented, makes good music, and there is a condom in her mouth. You bubbies kill me. She’s young and yes its very suggestive but a condom in this day in age represents so much more! I hope she talks about using protection more on her music bc God knows we need that in our community esp among young girls! Women will be giving oral to infinity and beyond! Noone has to encourage them, but to use a condom is wrong?
posted by Catou
August 15, 2012 11:06 am
You guys act like you’ve never seen a condom before, when i bet half of the people upstairs arent virgins themselves, the way you guys react seem like you already had a condom in your mouth… Sell out? Think Again & look at your action before judging… Black Girls hating smh this ain’t new this is why guys cant find a man
posted by kitkat
August 15, 2012 11:07 am
posted by SLIMB
August 15, 2012 11:54 am
Tasteless… dnt really care too much for her…
posted by RHONYC
August 15, 2012 12:15 pm
LMAO @ kitkat! tee-hee! ;-)
posted by Hello
August 15, 2012 12:20 pm
I agree with Jihan also. Some of you guys are acting brand new like you’ve never popped open a condom before and this is coming from a virgin. It is a bit over the top but I’ve seen way worse you guys are over reacting
posted by reesha
August 15, 2012 12:24 pm
Catou, this has nothing to do with being a virgin. I have never heard any of the music that this women stands behind, however as black women we deal with enough stereotypes, ridicule and disrespect. If she is truly talented she should feel the need to do this for attention, we have to have some type of standards, whatever she does behind closed doors is her business, Im sure her mother would be embarrased.
posted by jme
August 15, 2012 12:50 pm
This is nothing……I’ve seen worse in a nicki minaj or lil kim video. i don’t think condoms are something that should be shielded from our community in any way, shape, or form…..she should pin a few to her hair too like the TLC days.
But these wig choices have to stop. Those are very offensive.
i dont c the big deal… we have seen way worst form pop culture eg: nicki, rihanna, madonna, gaga!!!
posted by aries
August 15, 2012 5:48 pm
TLC promoted safe sex and it was never tasteless like this, i don’t like it and i don’t like her.
posted by Jojo
August 15, 2012 6:04 pm
this is trashy. there could’ve been so many other way to get the ‘safe sex’ message across (and a catchy title out of it as well).
posted by Natasha
August 15, 2012 6:07 pm
lolz @kitkat but I saw the safe sex message. Provocatively done but that’s how you get the attention of today’s young people. If this lady is a singer than I do hope she mentions condom usage in her lyrics too.
posted by Jes
August 15, 2012 8:41 pm
This is the photo that people are up in about? Really? I’ve seen worse and much more raunchy. Some of you all need to lighten up. She’s young, talented, and a black girl who isn’t afraid to be herself and speak her mind. I’m not a fan of all that Banks does but I like her and I find her refreshing. The cover is meant to get people talking. If she had, as other posters suggested, held up a balloon or a stick of dynamite you guys would have a) kept it moving or b) deemed it boring. Condom aside, she actually looks good for a change.
Granted the cover is risque’, but it’s not that bad. If she wanted to shock people she did a good job. I will say this is the best I seen her lace front since she came on the scene. Bless her heart. She’s doing more than the iggy girl who is signed to T.I’s label.
posted by LawyerChic
August 15, 2012 10:21 pm
A while ago someone posted, in re Azealia Banks, that we don’t support people who look like us. I thought it was bologna, but I’m starting to believe it. I think its funny that so many people comment saying they’ve never heard her music, but don’t like her. In Azealia own words, “I’m an artist, I’m here to make music not for you to like me.”
posted by Briana
August 16, 2012 12:31 pm
Ya’ll so got damn stuck up MY GOD!!!! I kno u wont admit it of course but im sure some u barely use a damn condom in ya daily lives!!! If anything mayb ppl.would start using them more! I knw ull say”ok bt in a classy way” 1. Ive seen some of yall comments on other things and it definetly LACKS class. 2. See 1 yea im mad lol.
posted by Erin
August 17, 2012 12:35 pm
I like it. It’s Dazed & Confused, a indie mag so ofcourse most wouldn’t understand it or like it.
posted by Manny
August 18, 2012 2:51 am
I can’t believe that this got banned. It’s hilarious. If she was actually sucking on something in her mouth…yeah that’s bad. She’s being her usual cheeky self.