Azealia Banks appeared in court on Tuesday after being warned she faced jail if she didn’t show up, and swore at a photographer as she left. Azealia Banks swore at a photographer after leaving court on Tuesday.
The ‘212’ hitmaker appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court in relation to charges of misdemeanour assault and disorderly conduct after she allegedly bit a bouncer’s breast when she was kicked out of a Manhattan nightclub, Up&Down, on December 16 last year when staff failed to recognise her.
The outspoken star was on her best behaviour throughout her appearance, but then turned on a photographer who alerted her to the arrival of her car home.
According to the New York Post newspaper’s Page Six column, she shouted: “You’re a s**thead! You’re a f***ing a**hole!”
The paparazzo replied: “You’re welcome!”
In March, Azealia slapped photographers’ cameras as she left court.
The 25-year-old rapper had been due to appear in court on September 25 but failed to appear after missing a flight from Los Angeles, while she missed other appearances due to “health reasons”.
But a judge warned Azealia would be jailed if she failed to appear this time.
The controversial star has previously faced criticism for unleashing a racist tirade against former One Direction singer Zayn Malik.
She wrote on Twitter in March: “Keeping sucking this young rapunxel d**k u hairy curry scented b***h. Imma start calling you punjab you dirty b***h. You a d**k rider for real. Ride this d**k until the wheels fall off Punjab (sic).”
And in August she posted a collage of pictures of Zayn from his GQ magazine photoshoot on Instagram and wrote: “He legit looks like he used to be a girl. He gives me transman teas.”
However, in October, she apologised in an open letter and admitted she was “wrong” to last out.
Also last month, Azealia accused Russell Crowe of assaulting her at a dinner party in his hotel room, but later announced she wouldn’t be pressing charges.