American rapper Azealia Banks at her Splendour 2015 performance.
American rapper Azealia Banks at her Splendour 2015 performance. Stephen Booth

Azealia Banks arrested for 'attacking security guard'

AZEALIA Banks has been arrested outside a New York club after allegedly attacking a female security guard.
The 24-year-old star is said to have punched the woman and bitten her on the breast outside Meatpacking club Up&Down on Wednesday (16.12.15) after getting into a dispute with bouncers and being thrown out at around 12.30am. 

A witness told the New York Post newspaper: "It was an invite-only party.

"You needed a stamp to get in."

The incident is alleged to have taken place after Banks tried to enter the private downstairs party and was instead told she needed to go back upstairs to get a stamp.

When the male and female security guards said they didn't recognise the '212' hitmaker, she is said to have started "screaming at the top of her lungs, cursing".

The source added: "Once she was 15 feet inside she starts to curse at the guards again, explaining who she was, that she's on Rihanna's album."

Thereafter, the New York-born star is alleged to have spat in the female bouncer's face and bitten her so hard on her breast that it "caused swelling and redness", according to a police source, who also said the bitten bouncer declined medical attention at the scene.

Meanwhile, the outspoken rap star returned to the front of the club with police, where she is alleged to have punched the female bouncer before being taken away by law enforcement officers.