The clip for Azealia Banks‘ 1991 EP smash “Liquorice” has just arrived, guns blazing.
Shot by fashion legend Rankin and styled by Gaga‘s stylist/Thierry Mugler creative director Nicola Formichetti, the video follows Azealia through the wild, wild west (and about a half dozen high fashion quick-changes) as she prepares for a showdown with…well, herself! (Kind of really meta!)
I’m getting ridiculous amounts of life from that flowing black number in the middle of the forest, her metallic horned hottie look, and of course, the bad girl cowgirl styling. Frankly, I haven’t seen a woman work chaps that well since Legendtina slathered Crisco all over herself, tied shoelaces into her hair and jumped into a boxing ring for “Dirrty.” Oh, and when she’s wielding that bat above the stairs? I’m bowing down.
My favorite moment? Too many, but it’s got to be her hot dog massacre while sitting in the doorstep. Just when you think she’s going in for the kill to fulfill a phallic fantasy…OUCH! Not so much.
This right here’s how you serve bad bitch, rapstress and gunslinger goddess realness all in one go. Slayed it, Azealia. SUH-LAYED. IT.
And while we’re at it: Have you entered to win a signed copy of 1991 EP yet? Do it now.
The 1991 EP was released on May 29. (iTunes)