Azealia Banks Breaks Down While Discussing Russell Crowe Incident With 'Access Hollywood'
"I'm just like really, really humiliated," an emotional Azealia Banks offered during an exclusive interview with Access Hollywood, where she shared her version of events in the alleged Russell Crowe altercation.
During an Oct. 15 party at the Beverly Hills Hotel earlier this month, the "212" rapper accused actor Russell Crowe of spitting on her, calling her the N-word and kicking her out of the event. Banks, who was a guest of Wu-Tang Clan's founding member RZA, said she would pursue charges against the actor.
After breaking down, Banks explained, "Because every time something like this happens, I'm always like being blamed for wanting this kind of attention. Like who the f--- wants to tell somebody they got spat on? You know, that's humiliating." Banks also claimed that Crowe took shots at her career, and when she fired back, the actor removed her from the suite.
RZA, who was also present at the party, took to Facebook on Oct. 20 to offer his side. "Azealia threaten to cut a girl in the face with a glass, then actually grabs a glass and physically attacks for no logical reason. Russell blocked the attack and expelled her from the suite." Banks was trying to sort out a record deal with RZA, who casted the Harlemite in his forthcoming film Coco.
The hotel was reportedly unable to provide surveillance footage of the incident because there were no cameras in the hallway. Crowe has since denied the allegations against him.
Watch the full interview below: