Azealia Banks Launches $100,000 GoFundMe to Sue Russell Crowe

The campaign is connected to the pair's infamous 2016 spitting incident

BY Brock ThiessenPublished Jun 28, 2018

If you thought Azealia Banks' much-reported controversy with Russell Crowe was over, think again. Out of nowhere, the rapper has launched a GoFundMe page to raise $100,000 USD to sue the actor. 

To refresh your memory, the now-infamous incident happened back in 2016 at a party hosted by Crowe, in which the actor allegedly spit at Banks. She had been there with famed Wu-Tang producer RZA, who backed up the claim that the spit did in fact take place.

At the time of the initial incident, Banks claimed Crowe "called me a N-word, choked me, threw me out and spat at me," all of which led her to file a battery report against the actor. She eventually appeared on Access Hollywood to tearfully discuss the incident.

Now, Banks is shining a light on the incident once again with the newly launched GoFundMe campaign, which reads as follows:

Russell Crowe spit on me at a party in 2016 and denied it, had a group of people gaslight me causing irreparable damage to my acting career and my reputation as well as loads of emotional damage. Whatever money comes of this will be donated to ocean clean up charities. This isn't about a big pay day for me, it's about letting the world know that black women are victims to the same sort of disgusting violence men in Hollywood deal out to women and it's important to send a message that black women also deserve justice and will get justice in these situations. Crowe called me a ni**er, choked me, and spat on me... if I were a white singer he wouldn't have even thought about laying a finger on me. So many things like this happen in the entertainment industry and it's time that ALL these perpetrators get reprimanded so they STOP this violent behavior !!

The campaign is seeking $100,000 USD to take Crowe to court, and so far it has raised just over $2,000. You can contribute to the campaign over here.

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