Azealia Banks Doesn’t Want To Press Charges Against Russell Crowe

(AllHipHop News) Rapper Azealia Banks is no longer planning to press charges against actor Russell Crowe over their alleged hotel bust-up.

The “212” star sensationally claimed the Australian choked her, spat at her and hurled racial insults following a dispute in his suite at the Beverly Hills Hotel over the weekend – allegations which sources close to the actor have denied.

Azealia filed a police report for battery on Sunday (October 16) but she has now revealed she is no longer planning to press charges against the “Gladiator” star because she wants the drama to be over so she can focus on her music.

“Realistically, to be honest, I really don’t want to. Because I just don’t want this in the media,” she told Us Weekly. “I want my music out. I just want to f##king put my music out… I just want my music to shine. I don’t want to be dealing with another episode, another thing, another whatever.”

Despite this comment, Azealia is still determined to get an apology from Russell, after making repeated calls on social media and in the press for him to say sorry after the incident.

“(Russell) feels that he did nothing wrong, so I’m just like, ‘OK, if you want to pay a bunch of litigators and a bunch of people to apologize to me, then I guess that’s what you want to do,’” she adds. “You could apologize to me for free now and make this all go away.”

During the interview, Azealia, who has become more famous for her celebrity feuds and controversial remarks than her vocal talents, said she knows her reputation is “already f##ked” but she doesn’t have the energy or time to fight those who don’t believe her.

It was reported the rapper cut ties with Wu-Tang Clan star RZA, who she had just signed a recording contract with, for not backing her over the scandal but RZA wrote in a lengthy Facebook post that the deal was never finalized.

He also laid the blame on Azealia, who he claimed was acting like an “obnoxious erratic individual” who physically attacked someone for “no logical reason” at the hotel.

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20 Responses to “Azealia Banks Doesn’t Want To Press Charges Against Russell Crowe”

    • Q.

      LOL Russell Crowe didn’t cut this witch no damn check. This broad frontin, trying to save face, talking bout, “I ain’t gone press charges” HAHAHAHAHA! Word?

      Maan, she’s lucky them white people didn’t press charges against her psycho azz. This girl is batshyt crazy!

      • RazaBladeKing

        Now that you mention it… them white people didn’t press charges tho… and they even had a house n***a co-sign their account… this is gettin more interesting. I mean, Banks is certifiable, but Russell Crowe ain’t no saint either… I’m startin to think he did cut a check

      • bluelight74

        It’s a tough one. Rza is definitely a minstrel c00n, but Banks is a nut job.

      • Q.

        Highly doubt that, bro. Since Banks threatened and swung on them people first, Crowe intercepted and hoisted her out the room. She got a room full of witnesses against her azz… I think Crowe is just ignoring this chick, and/or showing legal restraint out of respect for Rza. They know she’s cuckoo!

      • RazaBladeKing

        You might be right, but she caught that “act right” real quick, right? Outta character for this broad. Again, its not addin up. Taking everything we know, why didn’t Russell Crowe put a case on her (I doubt Russell Crowe has any kinda respect for Rza, but that’s another story…)? And why has this chick now piped down for the first time ever? Remember, Russell been in the system too. And Rza half-way co-signed the spitting and the grabbing claims. I’m thinkin Russ cut the check

      • Q.

        What check? If anything, she’d be on Rza’s payroll. Look, the only reason shyt didn’t really go bad is because she didn’t actually get a chance to hurt anybody. Russell did Iron Fist for Rza, and Bobby is his cool n!gga friend. LOL The reason this witch piped down is because she knows she was dead wrong, and Bobby ethered her false accusations in interviews. Now, he might be tapdancing to stay in the good graces of his Hollywood peoples, but I believe he was telling the truth. He actually said he’s rooting for Banks; he put her in his next film, and is trying to negotiate a record deal for her. Rza is her meal ticket, but if she keeps burning bridges in the game, she’ll end up “blackballed.” If she has any working braincells, she’d be smart to fall the fvck back and focus on what’s left of her so-called career.

  1. Q.

    NOPE. No credibility for you, Mz. Banks! Bobby Digital sunk your battleship when he aired you out… Your ONLY Black eyewitness said you’re a goddamn looney tune and were out of pocket…Game over.

  2. Tiffany Rayne

    Of course she can’t press charges, she was acting a Looney tune fool (been acting one). And RZA simply told the truth. And he only did that because she slandered him for no reason.

  3. Chaseboogie The Prince

    How can she say she won’t press charges because she doesn’t want it in the media, all the while she’s talking to the media. How can she say she’s done with it, but then say she wants an apology? She contradicts herself left and right. She’s a special kind of fool. The kind everyone knows is crazy but no one wants to tell her because they know just how crazy she really is, so she goes without therapy or medication. That is until she kills someone….

  4. TRUTH SPEAKER

    Russell Crowe got that good lawyer money and there were too many witnesses that will be happy to testify against the annoying biitch at the party for a prosecution to succeed.

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