Azealia Banks Files Battery Report Against Russell Crowe

Posted on 18 October 2016

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Azealia Banks Files Battery Report Against Russell Crowe

Azealia Banks has filed a battery report against the actor Russell Crowe, TMZ reports. This past weekend, Banks reportedly attended a small party at Crowe’s Beverly Hills hotel suite as a guest of Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA. (Banks is starring in a movie directed by RZA, and recently said she had signed a record deal with him.) According to TMZ’s report, Banks mocked Crowe’s musical selections, calling him and others “boring white men,” which upset other guests. A female guest allegedly defended Crowe and told Banks to be quiet. From there, Banks reportedly threatened Crowe and the woman, saying “you would love it if I broke my glass, stabbed you guys in the throat,” according to TMZ. When Banks reportedly grabbed a glass, Crowe is said to have restrained her and taken her out of the hotel suite, according to eyewitness accounts. Hotel security allegedly escorted her from the premises.

In a since-deleted Facebook post, Banks claimed that Crowe choked her, spat on her, and used a racial epithet. According to TMZ, Banks filed her battery report with the Beverly Hills Police Department after she demanded Crowe apologize and he did not oblige.

Banks also wrote on her Facebook, “I have receipts. Stay tuned.” She posted a screenshot of two tweets from manager Raýmani. In the tweets, he said Banks “is shell shocked…and will speak out on the incident once she has had time to process the brutality and abuse she was unjustly subjected to.” See his tweets, as well as Azealia Banks’ Facebook post, below.

Pitchfork has reached out to Azealia Banks and RZA’s representatives for more information.

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