Azealia Banks on Feb. 25 and Diplo on Oct. 12.
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Azealia Banks is becoming quite the staple performer at fash-related events, and we’re so on board. Over the weekend she dropped her newest track “F*** Up The Fun” at Chanel’s newest pop-up shop celebration in Tokyo, and we can’t stop playing this bass-heavy song on repeat! The single was produced by MTV Style favorite Diplo, and not only are we pumped that she debuted a new song (!!!) but we’re also digging her growing importance in the fashion world. She made her couture debut at the Mugler Fall 2012 men’s show, where she unleashed her track “Bambi.” Since then, she’s made an appearance at Karl Lagerfeld’s house party (that’s right—the place where Uncle Karl lives) and Kanye West’s Paris Fashion Week after show.
Chanel released a video of Azealia’s live performance in front of the model-filled crowd (and, yes, Mr. Lagerfeld watched closely from the sidelines) where she sported a white suit jacket with Chanel’s signature chain piping, black shorts, and badass patent leather booties with white toe caps. These days she’s keeping her hair an au naturel color (she was previously green and purple), but she pulled back her waves into a half ponytail to keep any pieces from falling into her face. We’re super stoked that one of our fave female rappers is slowly taking over the music world, but we’re particularly fond of her debuting fresh tracks at fashion-related events. She truly is a girl after our own heart, and we can’t wait to see where she’ll release her forthcoming single next. (Psst, we’re betting five bucks it’s front row at a fashion show.)