It’s safe to say Azealia Banks and Russell Crowe won’t be hanging out anytime soon. The unlikely pair found themselves together on Saturday night (Oct. 15), at the actor’s Beverly Hills hotel room. Banks was present as a guest of RZA, as she recently signed as an artist with his record label. Things got a bit out of control, resulting in Banks being kicked out of the hotel, according to TMZ.
The altercation began when the 25-year-old laughed at Crowe’s music selection, calling him and another guest “boring white men.” After being told to take it down a notch, the Harlem native reportedly threatened everyone present in the hotel room according to an eye witness: “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***.”
The “212” rapper then allegedly grabbed and held up a glass in an attacking manner. Before she could do anything, the Oscar-Award winning actor clenched Banks in a tight bearhug and removed her out of the room. She was then escorted off the premises of the hotel.
Miss Bank$ took to Facebook in now deleted posts to give her account of the alleged “assault,” saying that Crowe choked her, called her the n-word, and spat on her during the incident.
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The “Chasing Time” artist did in fact leave one Facebook post up, saying she has “receipts” from the incident. TMZ also states that Banks recently filed a battery report over the altercation.
After recently backtracking on her support of Donald Trump as president, Banks is no stranger to controversy. This is definitely not the last we will hear about the altercation.
By Michael Saponara