Banks goes to the police following confrontation with Crowe.
Azealia Banks and Russell Crowe have two very different stories about what went down in Crowe's hotel suite Saturday night. About the only thing they can agree upon is Crowe physically removed Banks from the premises. TMZ is reporting that Banks has filed a formal battery report with the police against Crowe after he refused to apologize.
Banks attended a dinner party at Crowe's Beverly Hills hotel rool on Saturday night along with RZA, with whom she is collaborating on film and music projects. According to eyewitnesses, Banks questioned Crowe's musical taste and called him and his friends "boring white men" before telling a woman in the room, “you would love it if I broke my glass, stabbed you guys in the throat." When she grabbed a glass, Crowe physically picked up her up and deposited her in the hallway.
That is the story told by Crowe and the rest of his guests. Banks alleges that Crowe called her racial slurs, choked her, and spat on her. “I have receipts. Stay tuned.” she wrote on Facebook. Her manager, Raýmani, released a statement on her behalf in a pair of tweets. "Azealia is tremendously distraught and disheartened," he wrote. "She is shell shocked... and will speak out on the incident once she has had time to process the brutality and abuse she was unjustly subjected to.”
We will keep you posted as the story develops.