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Azealia Banks Calls Beyonce Her Inspiration: “She’s So Well Mannered!”

Submitted by on November 24, 2012 – 1:22 pmNo Comment

Harlem rapper Azealia Banks is definitely Broke With Expensive Taste.

At the top of her list of must-have accessories are the often pricey but totally worth it Beats By Dr. Dre headphones. As one of the newest faces of the headgear and member of #beatsarmy alongside will.i.am, Lil Wayne, Ellie Goulding, LeBron James, Tyson Ritter of The All American Rejects, 2 Chainz, Matt Kemp, and more, the rapper/singer sat down with Beats TV to dish about her music, her favorite designers, her fashion obsessions, and her surprising musical inspirations.

“I don’t think that there are any other artists that really inspire me,” Banks says in the video below. “But I definitely think that career wise and personally, I’m very, very inspired by Beyonce. She’s just so like well-mannered and so like classy and so well-poised. It’s important to have those kinds of skills.”

The rapper also takes a moment to drop advice for aspiring female rappers. “Save your money; don’t spend it on things you can’t afford,” she says. “Especially for female artists, we need it for hair, we need makeup, we need clothes…don’t spend your money!”

Watch the full Azealia Banks x Beats TV interview below. Are you surprised that the outspoken rapper includes Beyonce as one of her role models?

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