Azealia Banks Claims Russell Crowe Choked Her Before She Was Kicked Out of His Dinner Party
Crowe hosted a gathering for about ten of his friends on Saturday (Oct. 15, 2016), where they would come over, have dinner, and listen to music. One of the guests invited was the Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA, who brought Banks along with him. Eyewitnesses told TMZ that Banks stirred up trouble when she “laughed out loud at [Crowe’s] music selection.” She also called Crowe and one of his guests “boring white men.” When a female guest defended Crowe and told Banks to stop her commentary, Banks reportedly threatened the woman and Crowe by saying, “You would love it if I broke my glass, stabbed you guys in the throat, and blood would squirt everywhere like some real Tarantino shit.”
Eyewitnesses said that Banks then took her glass and “cocked it back.” This is when Crowe grabbed her in a “bear hug” and carried her out of the suite. Hotel security guards were called to remove her from the premises.
Banks offered her very different side of the story on Facebook on Sunday night (Oct. 16, 2016), claiming that Crowe called her the N-word, choked her, and spat at her. This is her post that has since been deleted:
She later added, “I have receipts. Stay tuned.”
Crowe has yet to address the incident.
Update — Oct. 17, 3:56 p.m. ET:
Banks reportedly filed a battery report over her fight with Crowe in his hotel suite. Sources close to the situation tell TMZ that the rapper went to the Beverly Hills Police Department on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 16, 2016) after demanding Crowe to apologize. Crowe did not apologize because he believes that he didn’t do anything wrong.