BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA.com) — Police are investigating a feud between Russell Crowe and Rapper Azealia Banks, who claimed the actor roughed her up and threw her out of his dinner party at the Beverly Hills Hotel Saturday night, TMZ reported.
The 52 year-old actor had invited 10 people over for dinner and to listen to music. One of his guests, rapper/actor RZA, brought Banks along.
Witnesses said Banks laughed at and made fun of the actor’s choice in music. When another guest told her to pipe down, witnesses said Banks physically threatened her and Crowe then used “N” word.
When Banks was about to throw a glass at guests, Crowe grabbed her in a bear hug and carried her out of the suite, TMZ reported.
But Banks told a different story. On her Facebook page, she wrote: “To recap my night, I went to a part [party] at Russell crowes suite , at which he called me a n…., chocked me, threw me out and spat at me. Last night was one of the hardest nights of sleep I’ve had in a long time. The men in the room allowed it to happen. I feel terrible today.”
Banks’ rep wrote on Twitter that she is distraught and shocked.
RZA himself said Banks was the one who used the “N” word, not Crowe.
CBS2/KCAL9’s Rachel reached out to Crowe’s publicist for comment but has not heard back.