After news broke that the rapper and the actor got into an altercation over the weekend, AB decided to share her version of what really went down during Crowe’s hotel party. Azealia exclusively revealed to The Sun that the Academy Award winner smoked marijuana and drank a cocktail of vodka, whisky, and moonshine before choking, spitting, and calling her a “n*****” after she rejected his advances.
The singer stuck to the claims made in her cryptic Facebook post from days before, telling The Sun, “I think he’s a racist, misogynist pig. This is a stain on me. My femininity feels stained. I feel stained as a woman, I feel mishandled, I feel mistreated, I feel dirty. I feel very fucking low.” She added that Crowe was flirting and complimenting her before things began to go downhill.
Azealia told the publication, “Russell and I get next to each other. He’s talking to me, I’m talking to him, and we start flirting. We’re having a really good time. He’s got his knee on my knee, he’s touching my leg, I’m playing him my music, he tweets my song The Big Big Beat. He’s like, ‘I love this, you’re beautiful, this is great.’” But things took a turn after a woman, whom Banks presumed was Crowe’s girlfriend, reportedly sat next to her to say, “Russell thinks you’re so hot,” to which Banks replied: “You know, I’m not here for that.”
After that, the rapper began to make fun of one of the guests, who was an aspiring filmmaker, telling The Sun, “Russell just kind of switched. He was like, ‘Well you know what? You’re young and you’ve never done anything in your career so you don’t know what you’re talking about. I’m a little offended but I was still keeping it light. I was like, ‘Your best days are behind you.’” After a lady confronted AB about her comments to the filmmaker, that’s when ish hit the fan. She told the publication, “I said, ‘Girl, this is not the right time or place for us to be fighting, like what would happen if I got up and I slapped the shit out of you, or I took a glass and fucking threw it at you and you were bleeding all over the place? I would be wrong and we’d all be wrong, and the party would be done.’”
Banks continued, “He calls me a n*gger, and then grabs me, picks me up, he chokes me by the throat, picks me up, throws me out of the room and then spits on me. You don’t just spit on somebody. And in front of everybody.” Despite her claims, several guests have come forward to support Russell Crowe’s claims that he never used the N-word or assaulted AB. A source told The Sun, “Azealia’s behaviour that night was abrasive, shocking, rude, offensive, abusive and erratic. She used the N-word repeatedly and hurled that insult at others repeatedly. Russell never used that word.”
Law enforcement is now looking at video captured by security cameras in the hotel’s hallway. Azealia Banks also filed a battery report after Crowe refused to apologize.
SOURCE: The Sun | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty