Russell Crowe Physically Throws Azealia Banks Out Of Dinner Party Over Alleged Threat
A very bizarre story is being reported by TMZ and backed up by social media posts from Azealia Banks who, it seems, was physically thrown out of a dinner party Russell Crowe was hosting. The reason for the removal is currently up for debate.
Saturday night Azealia took to Facebook to relay the ordeal, alleging Russell called her the n-word, choked, and spit on her before throwing her out of his Beverly Hills hotel suite, charging that a room full of men stood by and watched as it happened.
One such man, according to TMZ, was rapper RZA who invited Azealia to the dinner party as his guest. But according to their sources, Azealia was the instigator of the drama. Eyewitnesses say Azealia laughed out loud at Russell’s music selection, and then called him and at least one other guest, “boring white men,” TMZ reports. When a female guest defended Russell and urged Azealia to stop with the insults, she reportedly responded with a threat: “You would love it if I broke my glass, stabbed you guys in the throat, and blood would squirt everywhere like some real Tarantino sh-t.”
Surprisingly, Russell, reportedly let that behavior pass — along with the subsequent use of the n-word multiple times after — but when Azealia actually reached for a glass and cocked it back the actor had enough and “grabbed her in a bear hug and carried her out of the suite.” He then called hotel security to remove her from the premises.
As you can see, there’s a slight variance in the retelling of events between the two, but TMZ says four guests gave statements during the investigation and they each used the word “erratic” to describe the way Azealia was behaving. RZA even reportedly said his guest was the one who used the n-word, not Russell. Still, Azealia argues she wasn’t in the wrong, posting on Facebook at 3:15 am: “I have receipts. Stay tuned.”
We will. After all, this is the same woman who spit on and punched a man on a flight in September 2015 because she wanted to deboard the plane more quickly, and who was arrested for attacking a security guard at L.A. club Break Room 86 two months later. And this is the same actor who has earned a reputation for having a terrible temper after getting into four public altercations between 1999-2005, having gotten into a physical brawl with a fellow New Zealand business man and also throwing a telephone at a concierge in two of the incidents.