Azealia Banks Says She Has 'Receipts' After Alleged Russell Crowe Incident, Addresses Zayn Malik Comments
After accusing actor Russell Crowe of allegedly spitting on her, calling her the N-word and kicking her out of a party she attended with the Wu-Tang Clan's RZA at the Oscar winner's Beverly Hills home, Azealia Banks has reportedly filed a police report.
According to TMZ, the Harlem rapper demanded that Crowe say sorry for the incident then proceeded to the Beverly Hills police department when she did not receive an apology. Sources close to Crowe reportedly told the gossip site that he did not apologize because he claims he did nothing wrong.
In a now-deleted Facebook post, the "212" rapper detailed the events of the party. "To recap my night, I went to a part(y) at Russell crowe’s suite, at which he called me a n----r, choked me, threw me out and spat at me,” the post read. “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." Another since-deleted FB post from Banks read, "I wish I had someone to beat him up for me.”
Raymani Zaloumis-Steele, who described Banks as a "friend and client," issued a statement on behalf of Banks on his Twitter account. "Azealia is tremendously distraught and disheartened. 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." She also wrote on Facebook, "I have receipts. Stay tuned."
A statement has been issued regarding my client Azealia Banks, "Azealia is tremendously distraught and disheartened. She is shell shocked...— Raýmani (@Raymani) October 17, 2016
and will speak out on the incident once she has had time to process the brutality and abuse she was unjustly subjected to."— Raýmani (@Raymani) October 17, 2016
Banks also spoke to the U.K.'s Evening Standard, discussing her mother reprimanding her for her Twitter tirade against Zayn Malik in May. "It finally reconciled these two conflicting thoughts I had about being real and being professional," she said. "I realized you’re not keeping it real by being a crazy girl. You don’t lose anything by keeping your mouth shut so maybe it’s time to stop being a crazy girl."
The Slay-Z MC continued, "You know sometimes you get carried away when you’re joking. There’s this crude, ignorant, mixed-up New York City humour where people call each other all kinds of f---ed-up shit." She adds, "I use the N-word all the time. I was being stupid, not trying to be hurtful ... But there was a point to be made about being stolen from and then having to be the black person defending your blackness. Sometimes you just lose it."
Banks also discusses her thoughts on the recent presidential debate and why she is not the "black female Donald Trump" in the full interview here.