Rapper Azealia Banks was arrested Wednesday outside a Meatpacking District club after she allegedly punched a security guard and bit her breast.
Banks, 24, was kicked out of the Up&Down club shortly after midnight for a fight stemming from her refusal to get a hand stamp to enter a private invitation-only downstairs party, the New York Post reported, adding that a verbal altercation broke out when guards did not recognize Banks.
“There was a female security guard and a male guard,” a source said to the Post, adding they “didn’t recognize Banks,” who began “screaming at the top of her lungs, cursing” and using racial slurs.
Two bouncers escorted her out, the Daily News reported, and Banks punched one and bit the female bouncer on her breast.
“She attacked front-door people. She was like a crazy person – all over a stamp. She needs to relax,” a source said to the Daily News.
Banks was taken into custody on a misdemeanor charge of third-degree assault and held for evaluation, the Post added. She was arraigned and later released on her own recognizance.
Banks’ representatives have been unresponsive regarding the incident, the Post stated.
An Up&Down representative also declined to comment, the Daily News reported.