Russell Crowe Reportedly Kicks Azealia Banks Out Of Hotel Room After Altercation

The rapper apparently shared a different side of the story on social media.

18/10/2016 1:12 AM AEDT | Updated 18/10/2016 3:04 AM AEDT
Azealia Banks reportedly threatened Russell Crowe's hotel guests before the actor kicked her out of his room. 

Russell Crowe won’t be inviting Azealia Banks to hang out anytime soon. 

The actor reportedly kicked the 25-year-old rapper out of his hotel room on Saturday night after she made some gruesome threats toward Crowe and his guests, according to TMZ. 

Multiple witnesses shared their accounts of the night with the website, and at least four of these individuals reportedly provided statements during the investigation.

TMZ notes that Crowe had invited around 10 guests to his hotel room for a low-key evening with dinner and music. Among those guests was rapper RZA, who brought Banks as his plus one. Things reportedly turned sour when Banks began laughing at Crowe’s music choices ― we take it he wasn’t playing “212” on repeat ― before calling him and a few others “boring white men.

One female guest reportedly tried to step in, but witnesses told the site that the rapper went on to threaten Crowe and his guests. Banks 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**t.” Guests described Banks’ behavior as “erratic,” according to TMZ. 

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The outlet reports Crowe stayed pretty calm throughout the ordeal, but when the rapper reached for a glass and cocked it back, the Oscar-winning actor is said to have wrapped Banks in a tight “bear hug” and carried her out of his room. Security guards were then alerted about the situation and removed Banks from the hotel grounds.  

The “Liquorice” rapper’s version of the events are drastically different. Banks reportedly accused Crowe of assaulting her, spitting on her and calling her the n-word. She apparently detailed the experience on Facebook and deleted it, but not before screenshots were taken. In the update, she reportedly wrote, “Last night was one of the hardest nights of sleep I had in a long time.” 

Banks did leave up one telling Facebook post, however.

It’s unclear at this point who’s side of the hotel altercation is accurate. 

The Huffington Post has reached out to representatives for both Crowe and Banks and will update this post accordingly. 

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