Rapper has filed battery charges...
Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks has filed battery charges against Russell Crowe following an altercation with the actor.

Over the weekend, the rapper attended a small party at Crowe’s Beverly Hills hotel suite as a guest of Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA (who she is working with on a new film project).

TMZ reports that Azealia Banks objected to Crowe's choice of music, calling him - and several other party goers - "boring white men".

A female guest seemingly urged Azealia Banks to be quiet, at which point she threatened Crowe and the woman, saying "you would love it if I broke my glass, stabbed you guys in the throat."

When Banks attempted to grab a glass Crowe then restrained her, and took her away from the premises. Eyewitnesses state that hotel security then escorted the rapper away from the premises.

According to TMZ, Azealia Banks urged Russell Crowe to apologise - when he failed to do this, she filed battery charges with the Beverly Hills Police Department.

In a now-deleted Facebook post Azealia Banks wrote that Crowe choked her, spat on her, and used a racial epithet. The rapper's current Facebook update reads: "I have receipts. Stay tuned."

Banks' manager Raýmani comments:

Russell Crowe has yet to comment on the incident.

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