The battle between Azealia Banks and Russell Crowe has been seemingly never ending for two years since the 27-year-old singer alleged that he “choked” and “spat” at her at a party. She’s now launched a GoFundMe page to sue him.
“Russell Crowe spit on me at a party in 2016 and denied it, had a group of people gaslight me causing irreparable damage to my acting career and my reputation as well as loads of emotional damage,” the description on the crowdfunding site reads.
“This isn’t about a big pay day for me, it’s about letting the world know that black women are victims to the same sort of disgusting violence men in Hollywood deal out to women and it’s important to send a message that black women also deserve justice and will get justice in these situations.”
The GoFundMe has a goal of $100,000 and she clarified that any additional money that comes in will be donated to ocean clean up charities.
In 2016, Banks filed a battery report against Russell Crowe who has famously been violent on a number of occasions. He has a whole section on Wikipedia devoted to chronicling his known offences. One altercation of note is when he was arrested and charged with second-degree assault in New York after throwing his phone at the concierge of the Mercer Hotel. The member of staff had to be treated for a facial laceration.
RZA of Wu Tang Clan fame, who invited Banks to the party, started off by refuting her claims saying she verbally abused other guests and “threaten(ed) to cut a girl in the face with a glass.” In response, Banks said RZA was trying to“gaslight” her. The back and forth came to a head as the feud set the backdrop to the disastrous rollout of RZA and Azealia’s film Love Beats Rhymes late last year. The hip hop legend eventually admitted he saw Crowe spit at Banks but by that point she had already told him to drop dead. RZA’s subsequent Dazed interview made it clear he would like to be excluded from this narrative.
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