Azealia Banks arrested after breast-biting club brawl - Metro US

Azealia Banks arrested after breast-biting club brawl


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.

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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.

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Banks’ representatives have been unresponsive regarding the incident, the Post stated.

An Up&Down representative also declined to comment, the Daily News reported.

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