Crowe was hosting a party at a hotel when Azealia Banks showed up, and that’s when things got messy.
Banks showed up as the guest of rapper RZA, but that doesn’t mean she was very welcome, especially once her outspoken side starting emerging. She reportedly started making fun of Crowe’s music choices and called him, along with several others, “boring white men.”
When another female guest tried to calm the situation, Azealia Banks blew a gasket. Supposedly, she said, “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.”
Russell Crowe reportedly kept pretty calm, but according to TMZ, he wrapped Azealia Banks in a “bear hug” and carried her out of the room. Security then came and removed her from the hotel.
Naturally, Azealia Banks has an entirely different version of the night. She posted a ton of details on Facebook, but then deleted the posts. Of course, anything that ends up on the internet tends to stay on the internet–screenshots of her messages were taken and are still circulating.
“To recap my night, I went to a part [sic] at Russell Crowes suite , at which he called me a n*****, choked me, threw me out and spat at me,” she wrote. “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. I feel terrible today.”
This is definitely turning into a case of he-said-she-said, and there’s no telling how it will all unfold or if anything will even come of the situation at all. No one has mentioned pressing charges at this point, but that could always be a possibility. It also sounds like at least four of the guests have spoken up against Azealia Banks’ behavior, so witness reports wouldn’t work in her favor.