Judge Issues Arrest Warrant for Azealia Banks in Boob-Biting Incident

Azealia Banks was issued an arrest warrant after she failed to appear in court to face assault charges stemming from 2015.

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An arrest warrant has been issued for the controversial rapper and alleged boob-biter Azealia Banks.

According toPitchfork, the 25-year-old artist failed to appear in court Monday to face charges of misdemeanor assault, attempted assault, and disorderly conduct. The charges stem from a 2015 incident, in which Banks allegedly punched and bit the breast of a nightclub security guard after she was prohibited from entering a private party at NYC’s Up&Down.

Page Six reports Banks’ lawyer read a note written by the rapper in court Monday: “I can be back tomorrow if the court needs it.”


An entertainment attorney representing Banks has since released a statement explaining why his client was unable to make her scheduled court appearance. Apparently, Banks had confused the dates and was unable to appear because she was in Europe.
Azealia Banks mistakenly believed she had a court appearance on March 8 instead of March 6.

Shortly before the altercation at Up&Down, Banks was caught on surveillance allegedly attacking another security guard at a nightclub in Los Angeles. The footage—obtained by TMZ—shows a bouncer attempting to remove Banks from the Break Room 86 venue, before a scuffle breaks out. Though the LAPD reportedly opened a criminal battery investigation, Banks ultimately dodged assault charges, as the L.A. City Attorney determined the footage failed to provide enough evidence. 


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