Azealia Banks Arrested For Assaulting Female Security Guard

Entertainment | Camille Travis | 12/17/2015 | 11:00 AM EST

Witnesses say the rapper punched and bit the guard's breast

Rapper Azealia Banks was arrested Wednesday morning in New York City after allegedly attacking a female security guard.

The 24-year-old artist was arrested and officially charged with second-degree harassment for physical contact, disorderly conduct for a fight and violent behavior and assault with the intent to cause physical injury, reports PEOPLE.

According to Page Six, the incident occurred at NYC nightclub Up&Down where she was attending a private party and got into an argument with bouncers. Witnesses said the dispute was over entry into the club, causing Banks to scream, curse and use racial slurs.

Banks was eventually let into the club, but began cursing once inside. When the female security guard approached her, Banks allegedly spit in her face and bit her breast. Sources say she later punched the guard before being arrested by cops.

While police sources say the assault caused "swelling and redness," the guard declined medical attention at the scene.

Banks has yet to speak on the alleged assault and criminal charges.


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