Azealia Banks Claims Actor Russell Crowe Assaulted Her and Called Her N–ger

The rapper says she was kicked out of Crowe’s suite during a party, called the n-word and spat on. Other people say she was the aggressor. 

Azealia Banks performs in New York City on July 18, 2016.
Azealia Banks performs in New York City on July 18, 2016. Johnny Nunez/Getty Images

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On Sunday, Azealia Banks vented on Facebook about events she said transpired at a Russell Crowe party. In the now-deleted Facebook post, Banks alleged that Crowe not only called her the n-word but also choked and spat on her as he kicked her out of his party:


Banks, who is no stranger to controversy, was attending the party as a guest of Wu-Tang Clan’s Rza, who recently signed her to his record label. But as with any story, there are two sides.

According to TMZ, it was Banks who actually caused drama at the party by threatening to cut a guest with a knife. Allegedly, an argument broke out when Banks laughed at Crowe’s music selection and referred to it as “boring white men” music. TMZ says a woman tried to defend Crowe and that, allegedly, Banks threatened her.

“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],” the source says Banks said.

Neither Crowe nor Rza has released a statement about the confrontation.