By Jasmine Washington
The altercation involving Azealia Banks and Russell Crowe apparently spilled out into a Beverly Hills Hotel hallway, where it’s believed to have been caught on video.
Both Banks and Crowe believe that they will be cleared of any wrongdoing once the footage emerges.
The rapper claims the video will show her being forcefully being thrown in the hallway and spat on, while Crowe’s reps believes the footage will reveal that Banks’ story is completely false.
Sources tell TMZ that the Beverley Hills Police Department has since launched an investigation into the incident and plan on checking out the footage. BHPD are reportedly in the process of trying to interview both Azealia Banks and Russell Crowe.
Azealia Banks and Russell Crowe were allegedly involved in a physical dispute over the weekend.
Banks took to Facebook revealing that she’d been assaulted by Crowe in a now deleted Facebook post. The outspoken rapstress claimed to have been “called a n-gger,” “choked,” “spat on” and “thrown out” of the Oscar-winning actor’s suite while onlookers sat silently.
While Banks, who was invited to Crowe’s suit by RZA, says she’s the victim in the situation, new reports from TMZ claim otherwise.
According to witnesses at the scene of the dispute, Banks began laughing at Crowe’s music selection and calling his guests “boring white men.” Banks then got into it with a female guest who told her to calm down some. She reportedly 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 s***.”
Banks was ultimately grabbed in a bear hug by Crowe and physically tossed out of the suite after she grabbed a glass and made a motion to throw it.
Witnesses of the strange chain of events reportedly gave statements to officials and revealed that Banks and not Crowe, was the only person using the n-word.
Once news of the conflicting sides of the story went viral, Banks went back to Facebook to reveal she has receipts to prove what really happened.
Y’all stay tuned for the next episode in this bizarre drama.