Azealia Banks is being investigated. Supposedly a video had surfaced of the rapper/singer the day following her cancellation of her November tour dates and allegedly for attacking a nightclub security guard. LAPD Department for criminal battery are the ones checking this out and the incident was reported to happen in Los Angeles sometime last month, this is according to TMZ.
Pitchfork reports, the shows were originally rescheduled in August after co-headliner K. Michelle dropped out.
The gossip site obtained video of the incident, which took place at Break Room 86 in Los Angeles late last month. Banks and her friends were asked to leave the club because of “unruly behavior,” and on her way out the rapper reportedly tried to pull the fire alarm.
At that point, Banks was grabbed by a security guard, after which members of her party rushed to pull him off of her. Banks can then be seen jumping the guard and hitting him repeatedly along with her friends until another security guard arrives and breaks up the scuffle.
In a note on Twitter, Banks wrote,
“I’m very busy at work. Your coins will be refunded and I will be back in January.” She’s still scheduled to play Terminal 5 in New York City on November 19th.
It is possible Banks canceled her tour to work on the follow-up to her 2014 LP, Broke With Expensive Taste. Banks has spent a good chunk of 2015 on the road in support of the album, but her musical output has been limited to a handful of guest features and remixes, including a reworking of Fall Out Boy’s “The Kids Aren’t Alright.”
More on Banks, she became popular when she topped NME’s Cool list and she will appear in the upcoming of the musical drama film, Coco.