When Azealia Banks is making music, giving really candid interviews, or getting into Twitter beefs, she’s a budding novelist. Last year, Banks shared excerpts from a fantasy novel that she had been writing. The up-an-coming author recently shared her method with Billboard.
And she’s already deep into it. Banks says she listens to the audiobook of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Self-Reliance and then wakes up at 3 a.m. to drink red wine and work on her passion project: a book that will tell “the fable of Azealia Banks.” She adds: “I work during witching hours, 3 a.m., 4 a.m., when the dead writers, the failed writers and the failed musicians who are dead are roaming around.”
Banks also looks glitz and glam in a series of 70’s-inspired images shot by Ramona Rosales.