In GQ’s April Style Bible issue, which also features Drake on the cover, Azealia Banks speaks on her newfound fame. While celebrity fans such as Kanye West, Gwyneth Paltrow, Karl Lagerfeld, and Lady Gaga’s stylist Nicola Formichetti have giving her high profile co-signs, the 20-year-old seems unfazed by all the attention. Even with the viral hit "212" under her belt, she still manages to stay grounded. Here, she gives thoughts on her music's reception, meeting Kanye West and her number one influence.
On the attention she and her music has received:
“I definitely have more money and shit, but that’s all virtual stuff. I’ve been making music for a while. And I could read about myself on the Internet for a while.”
On meeting Kanye West and other celebrity fans:
“It’s cool, but they’re just people. The skies don’t part and glow orange.”
On who she looks to for inspiration:
“Everyone. ...Azealia Banks.”