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Azealia Banks is distraught

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AZEALIA Banks is feeling "tremendously distraught and disheartened" following an alleged altercation with Russell Crowe.

The '212' hitmaker accused the 'Gladiator' star of "choking" and "spitting at" her after he threw her out of his hotel room in Beverly Hills at the weekend, and following reports she has made an official complaint to police, her spokesperson says she is currently "processing the brutality and abuse" she has been subjected to before speaking out publicly.

The representative, Raymani, tweeted: "A statement has been issued regarding my client Azealia Banks, 'Azealia is tremendously distraught and disheartened.

"She is shell shocked and will speak out on the incident once she has had time to process the brutality and abuse she was unjustly subjected to.'(sic)"

Despite saying Azealia isn't ready to speak out yet, the 25-year-old star has taken to Facebook and vowed to bring Russell, 52, to justice.

She wrote in a now-deleted post: "The truth will be out on Wednesday. I am 100% innocent in this matter. No matter how you feel about me no person deserves to be handled that way. And I will not be threatened or chastised into keeping quiet.

"This man MUST and WILL be held accountable for his actions. This is the most expensive mistake he will ever make in his life."

Russell is believed to have thrown Azealia out of his suite after she threatened to "stab" his guests in the throat.

Sources previously explained the trouble began when the 'Ice Princess' singer laughed at Russell's music selection and called him and at least one other guest "boring white men".

A female friend then jumped to their host's defence and suggested the rapper be quiet, prompting an astonishing tirade from Azealia.

She allegedly 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**t."

She is also reported to have used the n-word a number of times, but her host remained "surprisingly calm".

When Azealia reached for her glass and raised it as if she were about to throw it, the 'Noah' star grabbed her in a bear hug and carried her out of the suite, before calling hotel security to remove her from the grounds.

Four guests are believed to have given statements claiming the 'Gimme a Chance' star was behaving "erratically" and confirming she was the one using racist terms, but the rapper took to her Facebook account to accuse the 'Water Diviner' actor of choking her, throwing her out of his room and spitting on her.

In a now-deleted post, she wrote: "To recap my night, I went to a party at Russell Crowe's suite, at which he called me a n****r, choked me, threw me out and spat at me.

"Last night was one of the hardest nights of sleep I've had in a long time.

"The men in the room allowed it to happen. I feel terrible today." 

Topics:  azealia banks russell crowe



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