Azealia has taken Britney’s “Work!” mantra to staggering new heights.
As you remember, Azealia is a HUGE “Paris Is Burning” fan, even sampling audio from the iconic documentary on 2012’s “Fierce.” Well, the “Count Contessa” vocalist has definitely been watching it and re-watching it tons since then, because she straight-up channels the film’s emcee on this Brit-Brit remix, repeating, “U mad?” and “Get up, uh uh!” like a pro. It’s all… We can’t… No words… BRB, we need a couple minutes to werq through our feelings, Willi Ninja-style.
Listen to Britney Spears’ “Work B*tch (Azealia Banks Remix)” after the jump.
That’s better. Opening the remix by vocally mimicking the original “Work B**ch”’s pulsing synth, Azealia jumps right in by declaring: “I’mma give it to you now n****/ Of course I got the crown n****/ Jester bow down, I’ll fight another round since you’re off-off the ground n****.” Later, she warns, “Don’t cross the vision.” Ummm, we would NEVER.
As always, the “ATM Jam” rapper’s playful lyricism and edge-of-your-seat meter switching is on full display. But after a few listens to the frenetic Britney remix, we feel like we need to take a breather — no clue how Azealia herself isn’t exhausted after just recording the track! C’mon, Yung Rapunxel, go ahead and take a soak in the tub. You’ve earned it.
You want some tub time? Ya betta work, b*tch!