Over the weekend Harlem rapper Azealia Banks leveled shocking allegations against actor Russell Crowe claiming he choked her, spat at her and called her the n-word at a party inside his Beverly Hills hotel suite [click here if you missed that].
Now Azealia claims Russell went ballistic after she spurned his advances...
Azealia Banks tells The Sun
“Russell had moonshine on the table, and then Russell calls for whisky, so then they just start mixing them up."
“You know, moonshine, whisky, vodka, and smoking cigarettes and smoking weed."
“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.’"
“So the party goes on. But there was one girl who I guess was his girlfriend."
“She gets next to me and I guess this is just her chance to try and size me up and see what I’m about."
“And she’s in my ear and she’s like, ‘Yeah, Russell thinks you’re so hot.’ And I was like, ‘Oh, really? Well that’s on you girl.’ You know, I’m not here for that.”Then things turned sour.
Azealia claims the mood shifted when she mocked another guest, an aspiring horror film maker.
She said: “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.’”
Azealia claims another woman then stepped in to defend Crowe.
She continued: “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 s*** out of you, or I took a glass and f***ing 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.’”
She claims Russell then interrupted and used a racial slur against her before taking her out of the room.
Azealia said: “Then Russell turns to me and he goes, ‘Well, you wouldn’t even get close enough to get the chance, n*****.’
“And he says the word n***** so, like, quietly, under his breath.
“He calls me a n*****, 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.