A Tearful Azealia Banks Shares Her Side of the Russell Crowe Story

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 19: Azealia Banks performs on stage at Brixton Academy on September 19, 2014 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christie Goodwin/Redferns via Getty Images)

A Tearful Azealia Banks Shares Her Side of the Russell Crowe Story

She also refers to the situation as "humiliating."

Published October 28, 2016

Earlier this month, Azealia Banks found herself at the center of several conflicting reports regarding what went down in a private hotel room listening party hosted by Russell Crowe.

As RZA explained on behalf of the actor, Banks, who was in attendance as his personal guest, began acting "erratic" and "obnoxious," resulting in her being physically removed from the premises.

Now, weeks later, Banks has bravely come forward to revisit the night in question, with her recollection of the events bringing her to tears.

While sitting down with Access Hollywood, the rapper openly talked about the battery charges she filed against Crowe. Alleging that the actor choked her, spat on her and called her a racial slur, Banks refers to the entire situation as "humiliating," while breaking down crying.

“Every time something like this happens, I'm always like, being blamed for like, wanting this kind of attention," she explains. "Like, who f**king wants to tell someone they got spat on? That's humiliating. I'm just really, really humiliated.” 

She also wonders aloud about what made Crowe snap in the first place, saying that the situation escalated after he made fun of her career in music.

Take a look at Azealia Banks exclusive interview here and check out a snippet she posted to her Instagram in the clip below.

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Written by KC Orcutt

(Photo: Christie Goodwin/Redferns via Getty Images)


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