Azealia Banks is kidnapped, bound and left for dead in the dusty wilds in her new video for "Heavy Metal and Reflective," the fiery rapper's first offering since departing Universal Music last month. Tied to a chair by some guy in a truck, Banks wastes little time and quickly pulls a Houdini before joining up with some biker friends in the motocross-themed clip.
Not a whole lot else happens in the video, directed by Rob Soucy and Nick Ace, but you do get to see Banks strut in the desert, ride on the back of a bike, and pose with a pair of pit bulls. Watch:
Released July 27, "Heavy Metal and Reflective" was produced by Lil Internet, who worked with Banks on "Yung Rapunxel." The track is expected to be included on her long-delayed debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste, originally set for fall 2012, but then hit with a succession of delays.
Less than 24 hours after the song was made available, "Heavy Metal And Reflective" charted No. 1 on the Twitter Trending 140.
Banks announced on July 10 that she was "about to get out" of her record two-and-a-half year old deal with Universal. "I'm feeling like miss celie at the end of color purple. … Free at last," she wrote on Twitter.