Azealia Banks Files Police Report Against Russell Crowe After Hotel Fight

Rapper reportedly went to authorities after demanding and not receiving an apology from Oscar winner after Sunday's alleged happenings

By Rebecca Macatee Oct 17, 2016 9:27 PMTags
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Azealia Banks and Russell Crowe's feud won't be settled over social media—the real authorities are involved now.

The 25-year-old rapper has filed a police report against the Oscar-winning actor following what allegedly transpired at a Beverly Hills hotel Sunday evening, Banks' rep confirmed to E! News. Per TMZ, who was first with this news, Banks went to the Beverly Hills Police Department after demanding an apology from Crowe which she did not receive. 

In a since deleted Facebook post, Banks claimed Crowe "called me a n----r, choked me, threw me out and spat at me" during a party in the actor's suite. However, as TMZ first reported, multiple eyewitness accounts state that Banks laughed at Crowe's music and called him and another attendee "boring , white men." 

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After another woman defended Crowe, Banks allegedly replied with, "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" and allegedly added a few racial slurs.

After reportedly taking her glass and cocking it back, as TMZ described, Crowe allegedly grabbed Banks in a "bear hug" and carried her out before calling security guards to remove her from the property. (Banks was reportedly a guest of RZA, who cast Crowe in a film he wrote and directed called The Man With the Iron Fists.)

Raymani, who represents Banks, told E! News Monday that she is still shaken and not yet ready to speak out, she will give her account of what happened and tell her plans to move forward in the next day or two. Raymani added that Banks is disgusted by fictitious reports that have surfaced and said she remains disappointed by the misconduct of individuals who she once admired.

—Reporting by Alessandra Mortellaro, Taylor Bryant & Holly Passalaqua