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Azealia Banks combines nudity and cats for her ‘Playboy’ cover shoot

Today's attempt at breaking the Internet.


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Feb 12, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 1:29 pm CDT

The Internet barely recovered after Kim Kardashian and Amber Rose attempted to break it, but Azealia Banks is giving it her best shot next.

The rapper has been in the news more for what she’s said on Twitter than her music lately, but now she’s the latest to bare all on the cover of Playboy.

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Banks debuted a preview photo on Instagram, and a larger one on Playboy’s website shows that she’ll be donning the cover of the April 2015 issue in stilettos and a cat mask/ears hybrid on her head… and likely not much else. The issue goes on sale March 20, but more of the photoshoot will probably go online before then.

According to Playboy editors, the photoshoot is a “frisky pictorial that’s sure to break the Internet.” From the previews alone, she’s already got part of that nailed down.

For Banks, it was a no-brainer, and she even revealed one of her inspirations to fans.

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But will she actually break the Internet? By bringing in cats and nudity—two of the Internet’s favorite things—she probably has a good shot.

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H/T Flavorwire | Photo via The 405 (Music & Art)/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Feb 12, 2015, 2:44 pm CST