By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
Azealia Banks is strutting her stuff for Alexander Wang’s new T Fall collection. Style.com reports that the Harlem rapper/singer is featured in a new video spot in which she raps “Van Vogue” from her EP 1991. “She exudes a certain rawness that makes her a very unique talent,” Wang told Style. “I loved working with her on this video for T Fall 2012, and think the collaboration captures a collision of energies.”
Previously, Banks’ “212” provided the soundtrack for Wang’s Spring 2012 campaign video. Other musicians who have worked with Wang in the past include Spank Rock and Santigold. “BIG S/O TO @AlexanderWangNY for putting A YUNG SCUNT on !!!!!!!” Azealia tweeted yesterday about the new gig.
Earlier this summer, Banks deleted her Twitter account and denounced rapping. Banks shifted from her Twitter profile to a Tumblr blog on which she wrote under the headline “No longer wishing to be a rapper”: “i never was. … and as soon as i started paying attention to bullsh– urban media, i started getting myself in trouble. From now on i’m a vocalist, and will not be associating myself with the “rap game”… or whatever the f— that means … no more twitter for me … it makes me entirely too accessible. Catch me on tumblr … it’ll be more interesting.”
She returned shortly thereafter and released the Fantasea mixtape earlier this month.