Azealia Banks Fights Passenger on Plane
Footage obtained by the celebrity gossip news site shows Banks in an altercation with a male Delta Airlines employee. She can be seen repeatedly asking for her luggage, while several passengers look on.
The 24-year-old Harlem rapper was reportedly traveling from New York City to Los Angeles on Monday night when the plane landed shortly before 1 a.m. on Tuesday. Passengers on the plane say Banks attempted to rush off the aircraft. A French passenger reportedly stuck his hand out, blocking Banks’ exit, igniting her anger. She then reportedly spit on the passenger and punched him in the face.
According to TMZ, Banks allegedly spat in the man’s face and struck him violently. When the attendants reached the aisle where the altercation had occurred, Banks began pleading to leave the aircraft.
A brief struggle to grab her bag ensues, before she grabs it and calls the flight attendant a “fucking faggot.”
On Tuesday, Banks addressed the incident on Twitter, saying “Ok so I get hit in the face by a man and no one cares. The (sic) only hear what I called the man who was blocking my exit.”
“I don't care. I've said it before and I'll say it again,” she added. “I don't tolerate bitchassness and I don't tolerate men putting their hands on me.”
Her tweets have since been deleted and her account is currently private.
At press time, there have been no charges filed against the “Broke with Expensive Taste” rapper.—Chris Harris
Later on in the night, Banks fired off a series of tweets calling out the media on the coverage of the story.