October 17, 2016


Azealia Banks Accuses Russell Crowe of Assault After Strange Hotel Party Incident

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Azealia Banks has gotten herself into a fair share of celebrity spats, but her latest beef is one of the strangest. The rapper is accusing Russell Crowe of assaulting her in a Beverly Hills Hotel suite over the weekend, TMZ reports. Banks described the alleged incident in a since-deleted Facebook post where she claims the actor called her the n-word:

"To recap my night, I went to a [party] at Russell crowes suite, at which he called me a n----r, choked me, threw me out and spat at me. 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. I feel terrible today. I have receipts. Stay tuned."

Crowe invited 10 people to dinner at his suite, which included rapper RZA who brought Banks along with him. (He previously cast the Oscar winner in his The Man with the Iron Fists film.) But if you let TMZ tell it, Banks was reportedly the one who started the entire spat. According to sources, she laughed at Crowe's music and called him and another guest "boring, white men." RZA also claims it was Banks who spat out the n-word to Crowe.

"You would love it if I broke my glass, stabbed you guys in the throat, and blood would squirt everywhere like some real Tarantino sh*t," "The Big Big Beat" singer reportedly told one of the women in the room. After she cocked back her glass, TMZ states Crowe grabbed Banks in a "bear hug" and carried her out the suite.

While you try to figure out who's telling the truth about this incident, listen to an episode of Fuse's Back of the Class below, where the guys discuss Banks' commentary on Iggy Azalea: