Rapper Azealia Banks has revealed she worked as a stripper in New York for before the release of her debut single 212 in 2011.

The hip-hop star describes the time as a "low point" in her life and explains she only lasted two weekends.

She tells The Daily Beast, "Strippers make way more f**king money than a lot of people working desk jobs. They're walking out of there with $1,200 a night.

"Now me, with my little butt and my little A-cup (breasts), it wasn't happening like that. I worked at this little strip club and it was a low point, but I wanted some fast money. I was such a chicken in the strip club. It was not my thing at all. I was there for just two weekends, and then I quit because 212 blew up."