Rapper Azealia Banks (best known for hit song 212) has reportedly filed a battery report against Russell Crowe.
The report follows an incident that occurred this weekend in which Crowe removed Banks from his hotel suite after she allegedly insulted and threatened the actor and his guests.
According to TMZ, who first reported the incident, Banks went to the police after Crowe refused to apologise for what happened. According to Banks, Crowe assaulted her, choking and spitting on her, and called her the n-word.
Representatives for the actor told TMZ that Crowe declined to apologise because he insists he did nothing wrong.
In a statement from the rapper's representative, Banks is described as ‘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.’
TMZ also learned that the scuffle between Crowe and Banks spilled into the hallway, where it was likely caught on security cameras. Azealia claims the video will prove that Russell choked her and spat on her while Russell’s camp believe the footage will show that Azealia is lying.
Police are still trying to interview both parties.