Azealia Banks Arrested in NYC for Biting Bouncer’s Boob, Cites Rihanna’s New Album for Credibility

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Azealia Banks was arrested on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at Up&Down nightclub in New York City’s Meatpacking District after she “went berserk” on a female security guard, according to a report by Page Six.

The 24-year-old rapper was at the club as an invited guest to the owner’s invite-only private birthday party. “You needed a stamp to get in,” a source from the club explained to Page Six. Banks allegedly began “screaming at the top of her lungs”, cursing and using racial slurs when the bouncer requested that she go upstairs to get a stamp. A club owner noticed her tantrum and let her in, but Banks began screaming at the guards once again.

“Once she was 15 feet inside, she starts to curse at the guards again,” reports Page Six. “Explaining who she was, that she’s on Rihanna’s new album.”

Security approached and Banks reportedly “spit in the [female bouncer’s] face”. She bit the guard in the breast as she was escorted out, “almost breaking her shirt”. A law enforcement source told Page Six that her bite called “swelling and redness”. Banks went on a tirade outside before returning to the front of the club to assault the female bouncer.

Banks was thrown out at around 12:30 a.m. and was taken to the Sixth Precinct on a misdemeanor charge of third-degree assault. She was held there until Wednesday evening for evaluation, and was later arraigned and released on her own recognizance.

Banks’ arrest arrives only months after she freaked out on a French couple aboard a Delta flight, and then went on a homophobic rant, calling a flight attendant a “f**king f***ot”. The rapper also under investigation in October for assaulting a security guard at Break Room 86 in Los Angeles.

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