She's no shrinking violet! Wild child rapper Azealia Banks bares her figure in cut-out jumper for raucous performance at Fashion's Night Out

By Daily Mail Reporter

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She's known for her provocative lyrics and eccentric style.

And Azealia Banks did not disappoint at Fashion's Night Out on Thursday.

The Harlem rapper wore a bikini top and black cut-out jumper paired with thigh-high combat boots for a raucous performance at M.A.C. Cosmetics in downtown Manhattan.

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Taking the stage: Azealia Banks performed live at M.A.C. Cosmetics' Fashion's Night Out event in New York City on Thursday

Taking the stage: Azealia Banks performed live at M.A.C. Cosmetics' Fashion's Night Out event in New York City on Thursday

Miss Banks was on hand to the company's SoHo boutique to celebrate the release of her new M.A.C. lipstick, Yung Rapunxel.

The limited edition shade is a deep, rich shade of plum, which she appeared to be wearing with coordinated nail polish and hair as she took the stage.

 

Fans threw their hands up with Banks still in reach as she took the mic while ticket holders crammed into the narrow venue.

Video of the performance shows young fans rapping along as she spit lyrics to her tracks Van Vogue, 1991 & Liquorice.

For her fans: The 21-year-old rapper performed hits including Van Vogue, 1991 and Liquorice

For her fans: The 21-year-old rapper performed hits including Van Vogue, 1991 and Liquorice

Hands up! Hundreds appeared to pour into the narrow venue in SoHo to see Miss Banks' raucous performance

Hands up! Hundreds appeared to pour into the narrow venue in SoHo to see Miss Banks' raucous performance

The rapper, in a recent interview with Allure magazine, talked about her evolving style.

Revealling how the shade of Yung Rapunxel came about, she said: 'The lipstick went purple for my hair. Because I had my purple hair when I went in for the first meeting with M.A.C.'

But the 21-year-old said gone are the days of dying her hair electrifying hues.

'I've gone purple a few times, but I've never gone this long and this purple. Before this I was doing a bunch of bright reds and blues and tacky s***, you know, and I thought I have to scale it back in.

Stepping up her style: The rapper wore a bikini top and cut-out jumper paired with thigh-high combat boots for the show
Stepping up her style: The rapper wore a bikini top and cut-out jumper paired with thigh-high combat boots for the show

Stepping up her style: The rapper wore a bikini top and cut-out jumper paired with thigh-high combat boots for the show

On the edge: Banks was at the SoHo store to celebrate the launch of her new Yung Rapunxel lipstick for M.A.C.

On the edge: Banks was at the SoHo store to celebrate the launch of her new Yung Rapunxel lipstick for M.A.C.

With the chief: Banks posed with global brand president Karen Buglisi after the show

With the chief: Banks posed with global brand president Karen Buglisi after the show

'Fall's coming, I'm 21 now - not 19 - so, you know, I'm actually trying to date someone and not look like a stripper. I was like, what's still fun? And this was it.'

The rapper also revealled the one fashion icon she's aching to perform for: Karl Lagerfeld.

While she's performed for the Chanel designer twice already, her love for fashion puts him at the pinnacle.

'I'd like to do it again,' she said.

'He's kind of the créme de la créme. You can't get much bigger than Karl Lagerfeld.'

Purple lady: Azelia Banks promotes her new lipstick Yung Rapunxel in an ad for M.A.C. Cosmetics

Purple lady: Azelia Banks promotes her new lipstick Yung Rapunxel in an ad for M.A.C. Cosmetics

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Did not know about her till i heard 212 and it is now the song i listen to everyday.

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Azealia is fresh and exciting. Much better than the x factor clones dominating the market.

Click to rate     Rating   43

nasty....make sure you have your shots first

Click to rate     Rating   35

I LOVE her! Now THIS is a fresh, talented and unpredictable artist. More, more, more..!

Click to rate     Rating   64

21 years old? she looks mid 30s

Click to rate     Rating   38

Who is this joker, is there no end to them

Click to rate     Rating   59

love this girl!

Click to rate     Rating   128

She is great. 212 was such a good song!

Click to rate     Rating   197

Very nice but what's with the tattoos?

Click to rate     Rating   58

Eye insulting!

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