Azealia Banks is back again causing a ruckus with SZA
While the rest of the world was enjoying SZA’s effortlessly cool visuals for her single “Drew Barrymore” on Tuesday (June 20), Banks caught a glimpse of her influence. During the 1:36 mark in the Dave Meyers-directed presentation, SZA is seen in her birthday suit while rocking pink heels with a pink mesh veil and purple-pink fedora to match.
Azealia Banks kicked off a turf war early Wednesday morning (June 21) after she claimed SZA stole her swag. In a since-deleted Instagram post, Banks wrote: “Another Day, another attempt to recreate the genius that is … Azealia Banks.”
TDE President Terrence “Punch” Henderson was approached by HHDX to clarify the situation, and he was happy to provide a photo of what he called the “actual inspiration” for SZA’s look. That’s definitely not Azealia…
“[This is] some lady that the director found and wanted to recreate the image in the Drew Barrymore video,” he explained. (The image appears to be by photographer Mark-Meir Paluksht.)
Peep SZA’s inspiration below, along with Banks’ post above. Azealia also made an additional comment underneath her original post, suggesting Roc Nation should hire her as an A&R.