This is getting extremely messy and it's only the beginning.
Azealia Banks is claiming that Russell Crowe called her a n----r, choked her and spat at her leading her to file a police report against him. This all went down in a Beverly Hills hotel suite this past weekend. She believes that Russell Crowe went to TMZ with the story (where the world was first made aware of this) and wasn't planning on pressing charges until she saw the TMZ article. Now, the rapper is demanding Russell to publicly apologize.
What do I think? I think both are at fault. We only have one side of the story (I do not believe in victim blaming). Azealia instigated the whole situation by mocking Russell and a director who was also present's craft. What followed was completely uncalled for and could have been handled differently.