Azealia Banks Says She Is 'Moving Forward' With Pressing Charges Against Russell Crowe

Azealia Banks performs at Reading Festival
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Azealia Banks performs at Reading Festival in Britain.

Azealia Banks says she will be "moving forward" in pressing charges against Russell Crowe, after accusing the actor of spitting on her, calling her the N-word and grabbing her by the neck before kicking her out of his Los Angeles party last weekend. She wrote last night (Oct. 20) in a Facebook post that she set out to "roast him" for having previously made disparaging comments about her music videos. "I told him he was old and fat, the entire room gasped and THAT was when I became a target," she explained.

"Regardless, you need to have the respect and decency to have someone properly escorted out," she went on to say in a separate post. "Grabbing them by the neck, calling them nigger and tossing them out is not the look. NOR Is spitting an acceptable form of self-defense. I will be moving forward with Pressing charges."

She continued: "I stated numerous times that all I wanted was a moment to chat this over with Russell and come to a mutual understanding of what happened that night, but his team immediately rushed to TMZ, thinking they were beating me to something."

She further called out "OGs," typing, "But sometime, the OG's are that starved for this played out illusion of being a part of the illuminati (or whatever the f--k) that they will Shit where they eat. Just to make sure they get to keep getting invited on boat parties and dumb shit."

The statement comes after RZA -- who had invited Banks to the party, casted her in his forthcoming film Coco and was in talks with the Harlem rapper about signing her -- shared a lengthy message on his own Facebook account about the ordeal. "I have a wife, daughters, sisters and females on my staff so I protect women everyday," he wrote. "I pray none of them ever behave the way I witnessed Azealia Banks behaved that night."

Earlier this week, Banks also told her followers on Instagram in a private post that she would keep the negativity at bay. "I want to thank the kuntbrigade so much for being there for me. Although this situation was beyond my control, I promise you all that This is the LAST time I will be in the news for anything negative."

She also shared two clips of her freestyling on top of Jay Z's "So Ghetto." 


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