Rapper Azealia Banks has emerged as one of the most talked-about newcomers in hip hop, but the Harlem-born emcee actually prepped for her breakthrough several years ago. She revealed in a recent interview that she crashed the set for Juelz Santana's 2008 video "Jingle Bellz" expecting to get a record deal.
Banks says Roc-A-Fella Records head Dame Dash more or less just brushed her off when she attempted to rhyme.
"I was prepared to spit for Dame Dash, but he kind of just went 'Nah!' and walked away. Womp," says Banks.
"Juelz looked at me like, 'Whose little sister is here?" she added. "Please get her the f*ck out.'"