Azealia Banks has claimed she was beaten up by her ex-boyfriend, who was nearly triple her age, because he was jealous of her success.
Azealia Banks was beaten up by her ex-boyfriend.
The 23-year-old rapper has claimed she was injured by her former lover, who was nearly triple her age, because he was envious of her success and new-found fame.
Speaking in the April issue of Playboy magazine about her longest relationship, she said: ''It started when I was 17. He was 43. There's something very wrong with a man that age who wants to date a 17-year-old girl ... And as [my single] '212' started to pop off and my career started to happen, he became jealous. He choked me and beat me up, and of course you should not be f***ing with a man who puts his hands on you, but I was stupid and young.''
But she has admitted stripping off for the publication wasn't an issue for her because she loves flashing the flesh for the cameras.
She explained: ''I love getting naked. It's so funny, every time my manager arranges a photo shoot, I'm like, 'Let's do a nude photo!' And everyone's like, 'Oh, Azealia, you're always trying to bring your butt out.' Posing for Playboy was a no-brainer. I was like, 'Yes! They want to see me naked.' ''
The adult magazine previously described the shoot by veteran Austrian fashion photographer and director Ellen von Unwerth as a ''frisky pictorial that's sure to break the internet.''
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