Video Rewind: Azealia Banks Channels Aaliyah (With A Freaky Twist) In "Yung Rapunxel"

Video Rewind: Azealia Banks Channels Aaliyah (With A Freaky Twist) In “Yung Rapunxel”

Azealia-banks-yung-rapunxel-1Photo: Polydor Records

She’s got the bandanas, the parachute pants and even the owl, but vintage Aaliyah this most certainly is not. Azealia Banks goes all the way freaky and futuristic in her latest video, “Yung Rapunxel.” The downtown dance jamboree is met with a militant take on Aaliyah’s classic clip, “Are You That Somebody?” The clip sets a chilling tone, as the controversial star on the rise makes a statement in every still. And once you get past the teeth chattering eyes, her haute fashion comes into focus. From bra tops to baggy jeans, the young Banks brings ’90s fashion, complete with polka dot and neon acrylic talons.


She even gives us a bit of Aaliyah’s “More Than A Woman” glam on a mechanical bull in DKNY Opening Ceremony pants. Creepy couture at its best.

Watch Azealia Banks’ “Yung Rapunxel” after the jump.


StyleBlazers, you into Azealia’s freaky clip?

-Jada Gomez-Lacayo

  • candigirl

    This foul mouthed rat shouldn’t be able to even say the name Aaliyah let alone do this crap!

  • What?

    The all seeing eye.

  • Babygirl

    Don’t ever mention this ratchet flop with Aaliyah’s name in the same sentence!!!!

  • iHM

    You can’t cry “Aaliyah” every time someone wears baggy pants and a tube top.

  • Really?

    How many more will continue to sell their soul?!!? To hell with couture when evil continues to reign supreme!!!

  • pashunfruit

    this vid should have a seizure warning

  • Nene

    This video screams illuminati.