Azealia Banks breaks down in tears as she recalls clash with Russell Crowe
Azealia Banks broke down in tears as she recalled the moment she was thrown out of Russell Crowe's hotel room during a heated exchange earlier this month.
The 25-year-old rapper struggled to control her waterworks during an interview with 'Access Hollywood' on Thursday (27.10.16) as she dished out what she believes happened between her and the actor in Beverly Hills two weeks ago.
She said with a cracked voice: "Every time, every time something like this happens I'm always like being blamed for wanting this kind of attention."
The '212' hitmaker was invited to the party by music producer RZA after they discussed "nailing down a record deal" but things took a turn for the worse when the 52-year-old star allegedly mocked one of the brunette beauty's tracks.
Azealia couldn't help but hit back after the snide remarks and suggested that the producer's film career wasn't exactly glowing in golden lights right now either.
However, she didn't expect Russell to react in the way he did as she claimed he choked her, picked her up, threw her out of his room and spat on her.
Asked why she thinks the actor reacted the way she claimed he did, she explained: "Maybe it was the moonshine, maybe it was the rejection, maybe it's the jokes."
After the alleged incident, Azealia filed a police report but she has now decided not to take legal action against Russell because she wants to focus on her music.
She said recently: "Realistically, to be honest, I really don't want to. Because I just don't want this in the media. I want my music out. I just want to f***ing 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 a number of sources, including producer RZA disputing Azealia's account of what happened and insisting she was at fault, the young rapper is adamant she'd still like the 'Noah' star to apologise to her for his alleged brash behaviour.
She explained: "[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 apologise to me, then I guess that's what you want to do.
"You could apologise to me for free now and make this all go away."