Russell Crowe and Azealia Banks Involved in Bizarre Scuffle

A hotel party thrown by Russell Crowe turned ugly following a scuffle between the Aussie actor and rapper, Azealia Banks.

Russell Crowe and Azealia Banks are both accusing each other of violent behaviour at a private party.

Russell held a private party at his suite in the Beverly Hills Hotel for a group of around 10 people, including Wu Tang Clan rapper, RZA, who brought his new protégé, Azealia.

According to TMZ, things turned sour when Azealia mocked Russell's music selection and reportedly called him and another guest "boring white men".

Another guest hit back at Azealia before she reportedly said, "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***." 

It is then alleged Russell grabbed her in a "bear hug" and escorted her out of the room. 

In a since-deleted Facebook post, Azealia alternatively claimed Russell called her the N-word, choked and spat on her before throwing her out. 

At least four party guests have provided statements, and RZA conceded Russell did not use the N-word.

Meanwhile, Azealia's management shared a comment on her behalf:

"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," her manager, Raymani, posted on Twitter.

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