Playboy x Azealia Banks

After unveiling her cover last week, Playboy offered up a preview of Azealia Banks’ spread for the mag’s April “Sex & Music” issue.

In the pages, the Harlem rapper bares all in a shoot with photographer Ellen von Unwerth, where he channels France’s iconic Le Chat Noi.

Additionally, Banks sits down for an interview, where she talks about everything from her infamous Twitter rants to wanting to leave the U.S. to her new new album, Broke With Expensive Taste.

Banks’ Playboy issue hits newsstands on Friday (March 20). Below are highlights from the interview. Read more at Playboy.com.

On her Twitter rants: “It’s always about race. Lorde can run her mouth and talk sh*t about all these other bitches, but y’all aren’t saying she’s angry. If I have something to say, I get pushed into the corner.”

On why she believes that discrepancy is all about race: “Because y’all mother**kers still owe me reparations! [laughs] That’s why it’s still about race. Really, the generational effects of Jim Crow and poverty linger on. As long as I have my money, I’m getting the f**k out of here and I’m gonna leave y’all to your own devices.”

On wanting to leave the U.S.: “I hate everything about this country. Like, I hate fat white Americans. All the people who are crunched into the middle of America, the real fat and meat of America, are these racist conservative white people who live on their farms. Those little teenage girls who work at Kmart and have a racist grandma—that’s really America.”

On being unapologetic about her way with words: “Yeah, I am loud and boisterous. And I am black, and I am a pain in your ass. But I’m not really talking to you, and that’s what makes those people mad. You’re not invited to this conversation. This is not about you.

“When you rip a people from their land, from their customs, from their culture—there’s still a piece of me that knows I’m not supposed to be speaking English, I’m not supposed to be worshipping Jesus Christ. All this sh*t is unnatural to me. People will be like, ‘Oh, you’re ignorant because you don’t speak proper English.’ No. This is not mine. I don’t even want this sh*t, so I’m going to do whatever the f**k I want with this language. I’m going to call you a fag or a cracker or a bitch.”