Azealia Banks

D.A. Throws Out Azealia Banks’s Battery Case Against Russell Crowe

TMZ reports that the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has thrown out Azealia Banks's battery case against actor Russell Crowe. The embattled singer alleged that Crowe…
Brian Josephs / December 7, 2016

Azealia Banks Cried on Access Hollywood While Discussing Her Altercation With Russell Crowe

Today, Azealia Banks spoke with Access Hollywood's Alex Hudgens to once again tell her side of the altercation with Russell Crowe. The "212" rapper filed a…
Brian Josephs / October 28, 2016

RZA on Azealia Banks: “I Did Not Hear Russell Call Her a N*gga”

Update: RZA told TMZ that Crowe did spit at Banks, but he maintained he did not call her a "nigger" or choked her. The…
Brian Josephs / October 20, 2016

Report: Azealia Banks No Longer Signing With RZA After Russell Crowe Altercation

On Monday, Azealia Banks filed battery charges and alleged that Russell Crowe called her "a nigger, choked me, threw me out and spat at me" after…
Brian Josephs / October 19, 2016

Report: Azealia Banks Files Battery Charges Against Russell Crowe

Azealia Banks has filed battery charges against Russell Crowe following a dispute in the actor’s Beverly Hills hotel room Saturday night, TMZ reports.
Taylor Berman / October 17, 2016

Azealia Banks Announces New Record Deal With RZA

Believe it or not, Azealia Banks has some good news to share: She says she's inked a new record deal with RZA. Posting to Facebook…
Kyle McGovern / October 11, 2016

These Are the Best Deals From Azealia Banks’ Online Garage Sale

Azealia Banks has turned over several new leaves recently, and now she's doing some long-overdue spring cleaning. The Slay-Z rapper listed a whole batch of stuff…
Anna Gaca / September 7, 2016

Azealia Banks Drops Unreleased 2014 Track ‘Blossom’

Azealia Banks is done (at least for now) with Facebook and Twitter, but she's still releasing music. Her latest is a capably performed hip-pop piece called "Blossom,"
Brian Josephs / August 17, 2016

Azealia Banks Says She’s Leaving Social Media for Good

After continuously sabotaging her career over the past four years via Twitter, it appears Azealia Banks has decided that it's time to leave social media. The Harlem…
Brian Josephs / August 3, 2016

The 50 Best Hip-Hop Debut Albums Since ‘Reasonable Doubt’

In honor of the recent 20th anniversary of Jay Z’s debut album, Reasonable Doubt, we’re publishing a series of pieces looking at the rapper’s singular…
SPIN Staff / July 1, 2016

Azealia Banks Gives Bossa Nova a Shot With ‘Chega De Saudade’

What's unfortunate about Azealia Banks Twitter flare-ups — besides often being hateful — is how they overshadow her primary talent: Maximizing her eclectic tastes with…
Brian Josephs / June 23, 2016

Azealia Banks Vows to Play Nice, Swears Off Homophobic Slurs

Much like her preferred presidential candidate, frequent provocateur Azealia Banks is backing off some of her most inflammatory statements. The Slay-Z rapper has posted an uncharacteristically thoughtful and…
Anna Gaca / June 11, 2016

Azealia Banks’ Twitter Has Been Suspended

After going on a hateful rant and getting dragged by a 14-year-old Disney star, it seems like Azealia Banks won't be tweeting again for a…
Brian Josephs / May 12, 2016

Azealia Banks’ Horrifying Slurs Against Zayn Malik Got Her Canned From a U.K. Festival

When there's a story involving Azealia Banks, there's no shortage of nouns, verbs, and adjectives writers can use to stuff their URLs with keywords, since…
Brennan Carley / May 11, 2016

Azealia Banks Has Her Day Outside Court in ‘The Big Big Beat’ Video

Azealia Banks was arrested for an alleged assault in Manhattan last December, but at least she's got a winking sense of humor about it. The new video…
Anna Gaca / April 26, 2016
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