New York rapper Azealia Banks got herself in TROUBLE.
And if you’re thinking, who IS Azealia Banks anyway, I hear ya. You may know her as the rapper who had a feud with Iggy Azalea a couple years ago and she’s also rumored to be on Rihanna’s new album. ANYHOW, girl was was arrested outside the Meatpacking club Up&Down on Wednesday after she allegedly went berserk and attacked a female security guard by punching her and “biting her in the boob,” sources said. She was later arraigned and released on her own recognizance. Page Six Reports:
Banks, 24, was at the club for a private party when she got into a dispute with bouncers and was tossed at about 12:30 a.m. Police sources said she was taken to the Sixth Precinct on a misdemeanor charge of third-degree assault and held there for evaluation until Wednesday evening.
“There was a female security guard and a male guard,” a source said, adding they “didn’t recognize Banks” — who began “screaming at the top of her lungs, cursing” and using racial slurs. A club owner noticed the commotion and “gave her a pass to let her in,” but “once she was 15 feet inside, she starts to curse at the guards again, explaining who she was, that she’s on Rihanna’s album.”
When security approached, Banks allegedly “spit in the [female bouncer’s] face,” a spy said. As they escorted her out, “she bites the [female guard] in the breast, almost breaking her shirt . . . as they took her out.” A police source added the bite “caused swelling and redness.”
Outside, Banks weirdly declared, “I’m gonna call the cops!,” a source said, and approached an NYPD Traffic Enforcement car. But the source said that when she returned to the front of the club with the cops, she “punched” the female bouncer and was taken away as she asked, “Why are you arresting me?” Her reps did not take our call.
She was later arraigned and released on her own recognizance.
Real classy, Azealia. And girl’s not a first time offender: the rapper had an outburst on a Delta flight from New York to LA in Dcember and was investigated after allegedly assaulting a security guard at Break Room 86 in Los Angeles in October.
Uh, anger management issues, much?