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Azealia Banks appears for court for bouncer assault case in NYC

December 1, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Azealia Banks appears for court for bouncer assault case in NYC

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New York-based rapper Azealia Banks appeared in Manhattan court on Tuesday for charges she is facing after reportedly assaulting a bouncer at a nightclub in New York City in 2015.

The rapper sported a royal blue leather jacket with jeans to appear before a judge for attempted assault, misdemeanor assault, and disorderly conduct charges stemming from a dispute last year.

The 25-year-old purportedly spit on and bit a female bouncer on the breast after being kicked out of the club Up&Down in the Meatpacking District, because the staff allegedly didn’t know who she was, The Daily Mail reported.

During her appearance on Tuesday, Banks seemed to be at ease as she grinned for cameras.

Banks was originally scheduled to appear in court in September, but she did not show up, as her attorney, Stacey Richman, told the judge that she missed her flight from L.A.

Banks wore a royal blue leather jacket with jeans, while sporting long black locks to appear before a judge. Her court appearance is for charges related to an incident from last year

Banks wore a royal blue leather jacket with jeans while sporting long black locks to appear before a judge. Her court appearance is for charges related to an incident from last year

A judge had advised that if she didn’t show up at the next hearing, the rapper would end up in jail.

She has missed previous court appearances due to health issues, and the judge made it obvious that this will not happen again.

Azealia Banks, who in October abandoned her plans to press charges against Russell Crowe after she blamed him for assault, is notorious for her Twitter rampages against fellow rappers, along with politicians. The woman even once proposed that Sarah Palin should be gang-raped.

Additionally, she openly supported President-elect Donald Trump and ridiculed Hillary Clinton fans such as Lady Gaga and Katy Perry after Clinton lost the election.

Early in 2016, she found herself in a media firestorm after she started a foul-mouthed social media tirade aimed at Zayn Malik.

The drama was caused when Azealia Banks posted a picture collage on Instagram only hours after Zayn released the visual for his song.

Although the Tron franchise clearly inspired the singer, Azealia did not agree as she posted mirror photos from Zayn’s video and her work.

New York rapper Azealia Banks appeared in a Manhattan courtroom on Tuesday to face charges for allegedly attacking a bouncer at a New York City nightclub last year

New York rapper Azealia Banks appeared in a Manhattan courtroom on Tuesday to face charges for allegedly attacking a bouncer at a New York City nightclub last year

She wrote in the caption: “D***, Zayn be mood boarding the s*** out of me… I’m not mad about this, though. Zayn is a cutie pie.”

Zayn then responded: “No lies … I see you reaching, but I don’t care. My @’s too good for you.”

His tweet sent Azealia Banks into a rage as she then posted a series of aggressive tweets, stating: “Dude, I make better music than you. Simmer down with that fake white boy rebellion and that wannabe Beiber swag.”

She added: “Lol u a b**** n**** for even responding like that. Keep sucking this young Rapunzel d*** u hairy curry scented b****. Imma start calling you Punjab you dirty b****.”

Banks then tweeted: “U.S.A IS ABOUT TO TEACH YOU WHO NOT TO F**K WITH!! When your entire family has been obliterated by good ol U.S of A will you still be trying to act like a white boy pretending to be black? Do you understand that you are a sand n***** who emulates white boys’ renditions of the black male hood?”

Back in August, she was set off again at the former One Direction star after seeing his cover for GQ magazine.

She posted photos from the singer’s new shoot and wrote: “He legit looks like he used to be a girl. He gives me transman teas.”

Eventually, she released an open apology letter to the former One Direction star, and spoke to the Daily Mail about her regrets, and wanting to reach out and possibly collaborate with the singer.

She then attempted to move forward through the controversy, and the 25-year-old rapper declared that she’s “very sorry” for her behavior.

“I apologized a couple of times, but I don’t think it got through to people. I think when the situation was still so fresh, people didn’t want to hear it. I guess I didn’t give the apology I thought people could hear because there was just so much going on.”

She added: “This is just not OK because karma’s very real. I believe in retribution and karma, and that’s not to say I didn’t deserve anything that happened to me at that time. I honestly got carried away and look let me apologize again because I don’t think everyone bought it.”

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