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What happens after Azealia Banks appears in court of alleged assault? She targets paparazzi trying to take her photo.
The rapper was photographed lashing out at shutterbugs who were attempting to snap pictures of the celeb as she left Manhattan Criminal Court earlier today for a hearing, and it just so happened to be a court appearance in reference to an alleged assault case from late last year.
Banks was charged with misdemeanor assault, harassment and disorderly conduct for getting into a physical altercation with a female security guard at the Up&Down in Chelsea on December 16. E! News has reached out to her legal camp for comment.
Obviously, photos of the celeb taking aim at the paparazzo have surfaced on the Internet, and show the "212" artist with her arms up looking ready to swing at the photographer while appearing to be yelling something. Meanwhile, there's somebody behind Banks who is seemingly attempting to stop her from doing something she may regret.
The animosity against the paparazzi didn't stop there. Banks took to Instagram to post various photos of different paps and slammed each one with eyebrow-raising captions.
She also took to Twitter to write:
In late December, E! News learned that the rapper was arrested after allegedly assaulting a female security guard outside Meatpacking club Up&Down. The New York Police Department told us at the time that around 12:46 a.m., Banks was escorted out of the venue "when she became verbally abusive and began to push the victim and bit victim on the breast causing swelling and redness."
Authorities added that she "was arrested and charged with assault, disorderly conduct and harassment."
While Azealia didn't skate free in this incident, she did recently avoid facing criminal charges for a similar altercation from October. Banks was alleged to have assaulted a bouncer at a Los Angeles nightclub, but in early February, E! News reported that the L.A. city attorney dismissed the charges Monday because "there was no sufficient evidence."