Miss Azealia Banks making her way to the TOP

ELLE magazine’s Women in Music 2012 issue celebrates “the women currently rocking the charts” and features among others the feisty rapper Azealia Banks, who made her US stage-debut at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival only days ago, after becoming an online sensation, thanks to her single ’212 (Ft. Lazy Jay)’ and getting signed to Interscope Records.

No other than the multi-talented Nicola Formichetti is responsible for the picture above. For those who do not know; Formichetti has been successfully working with Lady Gaga as her fashion director since 2009. Furthermore, the 20-year-old Azealia Banks signed with Troy Carter, Lady Gaga’s manager. It seems like the Harlem-girl is focusing on building her career and making it to the top, leaving behind verbal attacks with female rapper Iggy Azalea, who is also signed to Interscope/Grand Hustle, and finding her niche in the Rihanna, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj dominated POP-COSMOS. Unfortunately Azealia announced recently via twitter that her awaited EP ‘1991’ got delayed again.