By Natasha

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We told you previously that rapper Azealia Banks would be posing for Playboy magazine soon….and the first sneak peek has hit the net. Check out the “212” rapper posing it up for the gentleman’s magazine, plus Kelly Rowland and her cute family on the cover of ESSENCE….

Meow!

Azealia Banks is serving her “Liquorice” and more for the April 2015 cover of PLAYBOY magazine. The outspoken rapper posted a sneak peek at her catty cover saying, “It’s Catty Noir in the Flesh!!!! #PLAYBOY #COVERGIRL.”

More pics and info will be out on Monday. In the meantime, the Harlem chick is busy promoting her new interactive video for “Wallace,” and she’s also gearing up to perform at Coachella next month.

In case you missed it, peep her latest magazine cover and spread for The Evening Standard London:

Gotta love a rap chick who can rock Dior.

Also coming out on newsstands:

A sneak peek of Kelly Rowland’s supposed new April 2015 ESSENCE cover has popped up online. It looks like a sneak peek straight from the newsstands.

Kelly is pictured in a candid shot with her 4-month-old son Titan and husband Tim Witherspoon. No word on when it will be out, or if there will be alternate versions as well, but we’re ready to see more.

Next up for Kelly? The allergy sufferer has teamed up with Claritin to give a live performance on March 20th for New York City’s own Department of Sanitation workers, who have worked tirelessly this winter, storm after storm, to ensure the city’s streets were cleared and safe. And it’s all going down on the first day of spring at Houston Hall.

Photos: The Shade Room IG/Azealia Banks’ IG

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