Russell Crowe and rapper Azealia Banks (best-known for hit song 212 featuring Lazy Jay) had a ‘bizarre’ argument on Saturday night in Russell’s room at a Beverly Hills Hotel.
According to reports, the actor had invited around 10 guests to his hotel suite to have dinner and listen to some music. Azealia was one of the guest’s, RZA’s, plus one.
Eye witnesses stated that Azealia behaved ‘erratically’ at the get-together. They said she laughed at Russell’s music choice and called him and another guest ‘boring white men.’
A female guest defended Russell and told Azealia to keep her voice down, to which the rapper responded by allegedly ranting and threatening the actor and the woman: ‘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***.’
She also ‘dropped a few n-bombs’ and Russell was driven to grab her in a bear hug and carry her out the suite when she reached for a glass and chugged down a drink. Security guards were called and she was removed from the hotel.
According to Azealia in a now deleted Facebook post, it was Crowe who used the n-word. She also said he choked her, threw her out and spit on her. She said that ‘the men in the room allowed it to happen.’ However, even RZA has said that it was she who used the n-word, and not Crowe. Both Crowe and Banks have histories of being temperamental.