Rising hip-hop star Azealia Banks is known almost as much for her amazing sense of style as she is for her facility with beats, hooks and rhymes, but you wouldn’t know that to look at her latest editorial. In the April issue of GQ, Banks got the full on lad mag treatment, which stripped her of her usual cool outfits and left her in lingerie and not much else. I get it that it’s a “men’s magazine” and ladies have to be sexy in it, but, um…have you seen this girl? Azealia Banks is sexy in her little shorts, bright kicks, and Mickey Mouse sweatshirts, and a large part of what makes her sexy is her unique personality. Couldn’t they at least have put her in some wacky underwear? Here are the photos from the GQ editorial, plus some other ones that show how much more colorful she can be.

(Via GQ)