Rappers' Delight: Nas Shoots "Bye Baby" Video With Lance Gross + Azealia Banks On Her Abusive Mother
Nas recently shot the next video off his hit Life Is Good album. And it's for his very personal single "Bye Baby." Check out some pics inside, plus Azealia Banks talking about her abusive mother...
Lance Gross, Omar Benson Miller and Nas' little brother were all on hand for the "Bye Baby" shoot. The song is all about his break up with Kelis and is a pretty personal track. Lance & Nas on one screen? Yes please.
The rapper actually shot the vid on August 7th in Los Angeles. But sneak peeks were released today. The video, directed by Aristotle, is dropping soon.
In other rap news, Azealia Banks is getting extra personal in her interviews as of late. In her newest Dazed & Confused cover story (the magazine that was banned in several countries because of its risque cover shot), she opened up about her rough childhood.
She previously she said her mother helped her feel like they were richer than they actually were and kept her laced with nice things, even though they lived in the hood. Now, in this new cover story, Ms. Banks said her mother also became abusive when Azealia's father died of pancreatic cancer:
'We grew up in the hood, but we had some money. But I moved out when I was 14 to go live with my older sister, because my mom just had, well... issues.'
'After my dad died, my mom became really abusive – physically and verbally.
'Like she would hit me and my sisters with baseball bats, bang our heads up against walls, and she would always tell me I was ugly.'
'I remember once she threw out all the food in the fridge, just so we wouldn’t have anything to eat.
'It was like growing up a feral child, being raised by this person who was always yelling and screaming, hitting you and dragging you around and s***.'
And about her early sexuality:
'Growing up I was so curious about boys. I just loved them.
'I’d always get my recesses taken away for letting boys touch my butt in the lunch line I got in trouble for fooling around in school a lot.
'I just wanted to be touched, ya know? I just wanted to have sex.
'And my mom was always working so there was never anyone around to tell me no.'
Interesting. The issue is on stands now....where it's not banned.