November 10, 2015


Azealia Banks Facing Assault Investigation, Cancels Tour

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Azealia Banks is under investigation for allegedly assaulting a security guard in Los Angeles in October. TMZ reports that Banks was asked to leave Break Room 86 after becoming "unruly." "As Banks approached the front door, security claims she tried pulling the fire alarm," the site writes. "A security guard grabbed Banks as she was messing with the fire control valves, and that's when Banks and her crew jumped the guy."

TMZ has grainy video footage that doesn't make the events entirely clear. In September, the 24-year-old rapper had an altercation with a flight attendant, eventually calling him a "fucking f----t."

On Monday (Nov. 9), Banks canceled nine American tour dates, explaining on Twitter, "I'm very busy at work." She assured refunds and promised a return in January. Her hometown show on Nov. 19 at New York City's Terminal 5 is still on.