Last week, we reported that Dazed & Confused‘s September cover had been banned in several countries–seven, to be exact. The mag tweeted, with just a little bit of smug satisfaction, “Just been told our upcoming @AZEALIABANKS cover has been banned from 7 countries so far. Thank God for the Internet, huh?” Indeed.
As dutiful workers of the Internet we are doing our part to show you that controversial cover even if you can’t see it on your local newsstand. It shows Azealia Banks blowing up a pink condom with the fitting cover headline, “Azealia Banks Blows Up.” Karen Langley styled it and Sharif Hamza shot it.
There’s no nudity, just a pink condom. Oh, and she also happens to be holding that condom, inflated, up to her lips with a sparkly manicured middle finger. So maybe the combination of inflated condom + middle finger is just too provocative for some newsstands. We wouldn’t be surprised if a ratty piece of cardboard ends up covering the mag in certain retailers around here (ahem, Barnes & Noble).