Azealia Banks vs. Cops In Brutal “Yung Rapunxel” Video

April 16, 2013 | Andy Cush

After a long string of “faggots” and misguided beefs, here’s a welcome reminder of why you cared about Azealia Banks in the first place. Over a throbbing, snare-heavy track from Lil Internet, Azealia delivers her characteristically slippery verses in a flat monotone before hitting a cathartic distorted yell for the hook. And the video–oh, the video.

We get monster mouth-eye Azealia, Azealia with owls coming out of her forehead, and Azealia smashing champagne bottles over the heads of riot gear-clad cops. It is very badass and very self-consciously Illuminati-baiting–kind of like Rhianna’s “Run This Town” with 100 percent more psychedelia and mechanical bulls.