Azealia Banks levied serious allegations of assault against A-list actor Russell Crowe following a run in at a Beverly Hills hotel Saturday night.
The outspoken rapper took to Facebook Sunday and accused Crowe of choking her, calling her the n-word and spitting on her in a since deleted post. She also followed up with comments highlighting her despair from what she alleged to have transpired:
Sources with TMZ had an entirely different take on what happened. They stated that Banks was a plus-one with RZA of Wu-Tang Clan fame at a get together of around a dozen people at Crowe’s swank hotel room.
Trouble is said to have started when Banks laughed out loud at Crowe’s choice of music and labeled him and another guest as “boring white men.” When an attendee came to Crowe’s defense, Banks is alleged to have cocked back her glass and yelled, “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**t.”
Crowe was said to have been calm until violence was threatened and that he grabbed Banks in a bear hug and took her out of the room. He then contacted hotel security and Banks was escorted off the property, according to TMZ.
Their report added that 4 witnesses provided statements during a subsequent investigation and they all used the word “erratic” to describe Banks’ behavior. TMZ was told that even RZA said Banks used the n-word and not Crowe.
Early Monday morning Banks posted, “I have receipts, stay tuned.”
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