Watch: Azealia Banks Channels Madonna and Aaliyah in Her “1991” Video

Azealia Banks at Reading Festival

Posted by on 09/03/2012 at 11:34 AM News

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Drake’s not the only one invoking the ghost of the late R&B star Aaliyah. While the sound of Azealia Banks’ “1991″ is more “Vogue” than “More Than a Woman,” the song’s video has Banks looking very much like the beloved singer (below), who is being musically resurrected 11 years after her death with the recent “Enough Said” “alongside” Drake, and a promised posthumous album produced by the rapper.

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Banks is certainly aware of her mimicry, tweeting:

As the brassy rap star noted, Aaliyah isn’t the only shout-out included in “1991.” Can you spot any others? Check out the video below:

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