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Azealia Banks Pays Homage to Janet Jackson in “Anna Wintour” Music Video

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Azealia Banks Pays Homage to Janet Jackson in “Anna Wintour” Music Video
Azealia Banks Pays Homage to Janet Jackson in “Anna Wintour” Music Video

Yes, those really are Azealia Banks’s nipples. At least according to the New York singer-rapper-lightning-rod’s Twitter. The music video for Banks’s single “Anna Wintour,” from her forthcoming album Fantasea II, is already going viral, but the clip is striking not just because of the artist’s ample bosom.

Directed by Matt Sukkar, “Anna Wintour” was filmed in an empty warehouse using understated faux-natural lighting. Shots of a scantily clad Banks strutting on a metal catwalk, posing in a full-length mirror, and striking a pose in front of a backlit gate pay homage to Janet Jackson’s iconic video for her 1987 single “The Pleasure Principle.”

Poster Lab: The Great Gatsby

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Poster Lab: The Great Gatsby
Poster Lab: The Great Gatsby

Baz Luhrmann really dropped the boomerang with 2008’s Australia, an ill-fated attempt to resurrect and pay homage to sweeping Hollywood epics of old. Yet, the maestro’s latest effort, a glistening, 3D adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s magnum opus, The Great Gatsby, looks plenty poised to right Luhrmann’s wrongs.

The movie seems to be both class act and sensory smorgasbord, given the early stills, which depict a more-handsome-then-ever Leo DiCaprio as the lead, and the latest champagne soiree of a trailer, which, beyond glamor and intrigue, teases three exclusive new tracks from Beyoncé, Lana Del Rey, and Florence and the Machine. (Even the initial news of Carey Mulligan’s casting as Daisy Buchanan, as reported three years ago by Deadline.com, was deliriously chic and enticing: “Mulligan was on the reception line for The Fashion Council Awards in New York when she got the call on her cellphone from Luhrmann. She burst into tears on the red carpet in front of Karl Lagerfeld and Anna Wintour.”) Yes, everything about the project emits pizazz and panache—everything, that is, except its movie poster campaign.