Answer: Yes. Yes, it is.

So, why is this up-and-coming hip-hop star using a prophylactic as an ersatz balloon on the cover of Dazed & Confused‘s September issue? Because Azealia Banks is “blowing up” — get it?! Her accompanying interview with the magazine isn’t available online, but a tease on D&C‘s website indicates that it’s as gripping as that cover photo:

Presumably, it also inspired Sciortino to start making more inflatable condom animals. Which critter do you think Banks plans to create with her contraceptive?

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