Azealia Banks Gives Details of Her Altercation With Russell Crowe
The altercation that took place between Azealia Banks and Russell Crowe at the Beverly Hills Hotel this past weekend continues to play out in the media as Banks spoke to The Sun, detailing what she claims was an incident of assault. “I think he’s a racist, misogynist pig," she said, adding that Crowe was smoking weed and drinking liquor before allegedly spitting on her and calling her the n-word. She as well says that she rejected his advances.
“This is a stain on me," she added. "My femininity feels stained. I feel stained as a woman, I feel mishandled, I feel mistreated, I feel dirty. I feel very fucking low.” When the story was first reported, there were conflicting accounts, Banks claiming she was unfairly cursed out and removed, while guests at the hotel party saying that the rapper became erratic, at one point threatening another guest with a wine glass. Banks tells The Sun however that Crowe was flirting with her and changed his tone after she made fun of a guest. She says her alleged comment to stab someone with a broken wine glass was merely an example of how things could grow out of hand.
“He calls me a nigger, and then grabs me, picks me up, he chokes me by the throat, picks me up, throws me out of the room and then spits on me," she says. A source close to Crowe says however, “Azealia’s behavior that night was abrasive, shocking, rude, offensive, abusive and erratic."
Banks filed a battery report with the Beverly Hills PD days later, and comedian Jim Jefferies, who as well was in attendance that night tweeted his support of Crowe. "This is 100 percent the truth. I was there, she was out of control . Russell did absolutely nothing wrong. Azelia Banks is a complete liar. I was in the room. Russell Crowe is completely innocent. I would take a lie detector."
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