Azealia Banks Has Another Epic Meltdown

Rapper was arrested on multiple charges
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 17, 2015 10:32 AM CST
Azealia Banks performs in concert at Irving Plaza on May 11, 2015, in New York.   (Photo by Robert Altman/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Azealia Banks, last seen losing it on a fellow airline traveler, has allegedly had another epic meltdown. The rapper was arrested outside a New York nightclub Wednesday for allegedly attacking a security guard—and sources tell Page Six that Banks really lost it, biting the female guard in the boob. Banks was upset because security guards told her she couldn't enter a private party at the club unless she went back upstairs to get a stamp, witnesses say, and she started screaming racial slurs. At that point, a club owner decided to just let Banks into the party, but apparently it was too late.

Once inside, sources say, Banks continued to yell at the guards, who didn't recognize her, "explaining who she was, that she's on Rihanna's album." Then she allegedly spit in the face of the female bouncer and then bit her, "almost breaking her shirt," and later allegedly punched her as she was being tossed from the club. A police source says the alleged bite "caused swelling and redness." Banks was thrown out of the club and arrested around 12:30am; authorities tell E! she was charged with assault, harassment, and disorderly conduct. She was held for evaluation but released Wednesday night. As Page Six notes, after Banks' reported airline meltdown in September, she allegedly assaulted another security guard in LA in October. (Banks has some pretty controversial opinions about abortion.)

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