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Azealia Banks Writes Apology Letter to Zayn Malik After Racist Twitter Remarks

Azealia Banks has penned an apology letter to Zayn Malik following the racist insults she tweeted about him earlier this year.

The 25-year-old rapper was banned from Twitter for her offensive statements back in May.

“Dear Zayn, There are no words that can fully express how sorry I am,” Azealia wrote in the open letter on Friday (October 21). “Recent events have taught me the importance of taking accountability for ones actions. I want and need to say I am sorry, I was wrong.”

Azealia is currently involved in a public feud with Russell Crowe involving accusations of assault and racist expletives at a party last weekend.

“As a black woman, in America, I sometimes forget that there are words and comments that hurt other communities,” she went on. “At times, I am so consumed by my own struggle, and the struggle of my race, that I forget to consider the hardships other minorities continue to endure. Coming from an ethnicity that is largely discriminated against does not warrant a license to use derogatory, abusive terminology nor does it give me the right to make hurtful remarks.”

“I apologise not only to you, Zayn, but to all those I hurt and offended,” she added. “I am not cruel, nor am I heartless or vindictive. There is a lot of love in my heart and there is good in my soul. What I did was wrong and I am committed to becoming a better person.”

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Azealia Banks Tells Her Side of Russell Crowe Story: 'He's Got Beer Belly & Jowls'

Azealia Banks is telling her side of the story after Russell Crowe kicked her out of his hotel room in an incident this past weekend.

The 25-year-old rapper alleges that she told one of Russell‘s friends his upcoming movie would suck.

“I don’t know, maybe Russell was supposed to be in that movie. But then Russell turns to me, and he was like, ‘Hey, you haven’t done anything in your career, and you’re so young, and you don’t know what you’re talking about. You don’t know what you’re talking about, you haven’t done anything in your career, blah, blah, blah.’ I was confused, I’m just like, wait, is he joking, is he serious? But I keep it light, and I’m just like, ‘OK, well, you’re not poppin’ anymore. Your best days are behind you, Russell Crowe. Nobody’s checking for Russell Crowe right now,’” she recalled to Us Weekly. “Like, I could just see him boiling. And he was just trying to, like, figure out how he was going to get me out of here. I even started putting on my shoes at that point.”

Azealia alleges that Russell used a derogatory word and assaulted her, but she also confirmed she’s not going to be pressing charges anymore.

“Even if I were being erratic, you should have enough sense to have me escorted out properly…and keep your hands and your spit to yourself.” RZA came to Russell‘s defense, but did confirm he spit on Azealia during the altercation.

Azealia got in one last dig in the interview, saying, “I’ve got youth and beauty, and he’s got beer belly and jowls! I got music. I got music, and I got youth.”

RZA Defends Russell Crowe in Azealia Banks Dispute, Confirms Russell Spit at Azealia

RZA is weighing in on Azealia Banks dispute with Russell Crowe, which occurred in a hotel room over the weekend.

Azealia was brought to Russell‘s room by RZA, and while there, she claims Russell assaulted her when he forcibly removed her from the room when she became violent.

“I invited her to meet me at the BHH Polo Lounge. Yet I head also planned on spending some time with my Buddy RC in his suite so I ask him can she join. He says “cool Bobby” so I invited her. Before the night is over Azealia is insulting half the room she becomes loud and obnoxious. There was nothing funny about her behavior. I felt a little embarrassed because she was my guest. Still verbal abuse can be tolerated but when it goes physical…” RZA wrote on Facebook. “Azealia threaten to cut a girl in the face with a glass, then actually grabs a glass and physically attacks for no logical reason. Russell blocked the attack and expelled her from the suite. Seeing is believing and I saw her behave as an obnoxious erratic individual and in the circles I frequent this was unprecedented. I was totally puzzles by her and thought maybe meds or booze or something had her zoned out.”

In addition, RZA went on TMZ Live and confirmed that Russell did not choke Azealia or call her anything derogatory. He did spit at her.

Azealia Banks Responds to Russell Crowe Incident in New Statement

Azealia Banks has released a statement via her friend Raymani Zaloumis-Steele‘s Twitter account about the incident with Russell Crowe over the weekend at his hotel.

“Azealia is tremendously distraught and disheartened. She is shell shocked… and will speak out on the incident once she has had time to process the brutality and abuse she was unjustly subjected to,” Raymani tweeted, which Azealia then posted on her official Facebook page.

“I have receipts. Stay tuned,” Azealia also posted on Facebook. “hi I’m taking the day off from my shopify and depop because I’m really not doing well right now. I be back on it tomorrow I hope you understand,” Azealia added later.

Azealia was apparently removed from Russell‘s hotel room over the weekend after making threats. Azealia alleges she was assaulted and was called a derogatory word by Russell. Azealia has filed a battery report against Russell with the police. Russell has yet to make any official statement, but we’ve reached out to his reps for comment.

Azealia Banks Files Battery Report Against Russell Crowe After Hotel Incident

Azealia Banks filed a battery report against Russell Crowe with the Beverly Hills Police Department on Sunday (October 16) after their incident in a hotel suite.

The 25-year-old rapper originally demanded Russell apologize for apparently physically removing her from his hotel room after she made threats.

Russell “bear-hugged” Azealia and forced her out of the room, and apparently refuses to apologize because he doesn’t think he did anything wrong, TMZ reports.

“You would love it if I broke my glass, stabbed you guys in the throat, and blood would squirt everywhere like some real Tarantino s***,” Azealia is reported to have told guests.

Statements were taken from guests, and her behavior was called “erratic.” Azealia claims Russell choked her, hurled slurs at her, and more.