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Azealia Banks to file battery charge against Russell Crowe

After a reportedly physical altercation at the actor’s hotel room at the weekend, Banks has involved the police

Following claims that Russell Crowe physically handled and verbally abused her in his hotel suite at the weekend, Azealia Banks has reportedly begun filing charges against the actor.

The rapper made a series of now deleted Facebook posts saying that Crowe had “choked” and “spat” on her, as well as subjecting her to racist verbal abuse at the actor’s room in Beverly Hills Hotel.

“To recap my night, I went to a party at Russell Crowe’s suite, at which he called me a n*gger, choked me, threw me out and spat at me,” she wrote. “The men in the room allowed it to happen. I feel terrible today.”

“(I) just feel so low and mishandled and alone and fucking depressed right now,” she added. “I wish I had someone to beat him up for me.”

TMZ reports that Banks went to the police on the Sunday following the incident, with plans to see Crowe charged with battery.

The gossip site claims Crowe had invited guests to his room to hear music, and the “212” singer was brought along by fellow rapper RZA. According to an apparent source, Banks began behaving “erratically” and made aggressive threats after listening to “boring white men”. Crowe had refused to apologise for physically removing her from the room.