Arrest Warrant Issued For Azealia Banks As She Parties In Paris
Azealia Banks is facing serious legal issues. Banks was accused of punching and biting a female security guard at a New York nightclub in 2015.
She is facing charges of misdemeanor assault, attempted assault, disorderly conduct, and harassment.
According to reports, Banks failed to appear in Manhattan Criminal Court this week for a hearing related to the case.
The judge then issued a bench warrant for the controversial performer’s arrest.
“Azealia Banks mistakenly believed she had a court appearance on March 8th instead of March 6th,” said the Harlem native’s entertainment lawyer in a statement to Pitchfork. “She was in France for Fashion week due to meetings and other social gatherings and was not able to arrange her flight in time to appear today.”
The attorney continued, “She apologizes and will apologize in person to the Court for missing her scheduled hearing. In addition, she attempted to appear via a New York Attorney and through a close family member. Ms. Banks will go to the department to remedy the situation as soon as possible.”