Rapper Azealia Banks is speaking out about her horrific encounter with actor Russell Crowe. She has accused him of assaulting her and using racial slurs. However, various sources have varying stories about that night.
Azealia Banks and Russell Crowe have their own versions of what went down on Saturday night, according to an E! Online report. The 25-year-old rapper took to Facebook to explain what she encountered when she met Crowe in a suite at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
“To recap my night, I went to a [party] at Russell crowes suite, at which he called me a n*****, choked me, threw me out and spat at me,” she wrote in the now-deleted Facebook post. “Last night was one of the hardest nights of sleep I’ve had in a long time.”
“The men in the room allowed it to happen,” Banks wrote. “I feel terrible today.”
A few hours after her Facebook post, Banks returned with more information.
“I have receipts. Stay tuned,” was all she wrote.
However, according to TMZ, multiple witnesses noticed Crowe invited 10 people over for a dinner party, including rapper RZA, who cast Crowe in a movie he wrote and directed, The Man with the Iron Fists. The Oscar winner reportedly invited brought Banks to the party as one of his guests. According to one of the sources, Banks laughed at Crowe’s music and called him and another guest “boring white men.”
One woman defended Crowe, to which Banks allegedly responded, “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***.” She allegedly threw in some racial slurs.
After allegedly drinking back her glass, according to the TMZ report, the actor grabbed Banks from behind in a “bear hug” and carried her out of the party before security guards were called to the scene to have her removed. Banks was the one who reportedly used the N-word a few times, while the host was the one who remained “surprisingly calm” during the entire incident.
Four guests reportedly gave statements claiming Banks was acting erratically and claiming she was the one using racial slurs, according to Channel 24 News. Even RZA told TMZ that Banks used the N-word, not Crowe. She has returned back to Facebook to reveal that she was upset over the incident, but she hasn’t yet provided any receipts of that night.
“Just feel so low and mishandled and alone and f***ing depressed right now. I wish I had someone to beat him up for me.”
Both Azealia Banks and Russell Crowe have a history of violence and run-ins with the law. Last month, Banks failed to appear in a New York court after she allegedly attacked a bouncer at a nightclub, as reported via the Daily Mail. She was charged with misdemeanor assault, attempted assault, and disorderly conduct after the alleged incident took place at the Up & Down club in Chelsea back in December, where she allegedly bit a female bouncer on the breast.
The reported bit caused “redness, swelling and bruising” and “substantial pain,” according to the court documents, but the woman denied seeking medical attention. Banks has also made headlines for her Twitter feuds against other public figures and rappers. She often uses racist and homophobic language, especially when she spoke out about Zayn Malik.
As for Crowe, he was arrested back in June of 2005 for allegedly throwing a phone at an employee at a Manhattan hotel where he was staying, reports Today. He allegedly threw the phone inside the Mercer Hotel in Soho, “hitting him in the face and causing a laceration and substantial pain,” according to the complaint. Crowe, 52, was charged with second-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Only time will tell if more details come out about Azealia Banks and Russell Crowe’s bizarre encounter at the party.
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