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Azealia Banks Might Be The Biggest Cat Lady 'Playboy' Has Ever Seen

Over the past few years, Azealia Banks has become just as known for her cattiness on Twitter as she is for her music, but she takes that reputation to a new level in her Playboy debut—a literal one. Shot by Ellen Von Unwerth—whose name might sound familiar since she's shot the covers of Rihanna's Rated R and Britney Spears' Blackout—Azealia goes where Taylor Swift and her cat Olivia Benson have never gone (and probably never will).

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Banks very strategically clutches two cats while naked and wearing a cat mask. Elsewhere in the shoot, Banks becomes an actual cat, playing with a giant ball of yarn, while wearing some very impressive buckled boots and some sort of harness situation. Also, she plays in a milk bath while wearing pretty much only diamond cat ears.

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All in all, the shoot is kind of a perfect match: For Playboy, it's a pretty toned down shoot. For Banks, it's visual manifestation of her inner being.

The issue hits newsstands this Friday, but you can check out the cover story here.