Controversial rapper Azealia Banks, 25, claimed actor Russell Crowe assaulted her on Saturday night. On her Facebook Sunday, she wrote: “To recap my night, I went to a party at Russell crowe’s (sic) suite, at which he called me a n****r, choked me, threw me out and spat at me. The men in the room allowed it to happen. I feel terrible today.”
The post was soon deleted once eyewitnesses began calling Banks out, claiming that is not what happened at all, and that Banks was the aggressor against Crowe and a few guests. Crowe was forced to carry the rapper out of his room during the private party at the Beverly Hills Hotel due to her becoming violent and agitated.
Crowe was hosting a music listening party with about ten guests, including 47-year-old Wu Tang Clan member and rapper RZA. The New Zealand actor and old school rapper formed a friendship during their filming of the movie The Man With The Iron Fist. However, RZA brought Banks as a guest after recently signing her to his record label.
The incident began when Banks rudely snickered at Russell’s music selection and called he and another person in the room ‘boring white men.’ Then, Banks made a bizarre statement directed toward Crowe about slashing his throat and that of another guest with her wine glass. She also repeatedly used the n-word.
“You would love it if I broke my glass, stabbed you guys in the throat, and blood would squirt everywhere like some real Tarantino s***!,” Banks reportedly yelled at Crowe. According to sources, she then cocked her glass back to throw it at guests when Crowe intervened and stopped her. He then called security to have her removed.
Banks has been embroiled in controversy in the past. The rapper was once charged with misdemeanor assault, attempted assault and disorderly conduct after attacking a female bouncer at the Up&Down in Chelsea on December 16. She has also once called for the “gang rape” of former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin, and went off on a racist Twitter rant against singer Zayn Malik. Below is video footage of her December 16 incident:
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