EntertainmentCelebrities Azealia Banks, rapper, charged with biting bouncer’s breast, punching her Azealia Banks performs on stage at Wireless Festival at Finsbury Park in London on July 5, 2014. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Tim P. Whitby By Alison Fox email@example.com @AlisonFox Updated December 17, 2015 4:09 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Rapper Azealia Banks was charged with punching and biting the breast of a woman who was escorting her out of a West Village club, police said. Banks, 24, was being taken out of the Up and Down club on West 14th Street just before 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday when she allegedly “became verbally abusive” and attacked the 28-year-old employee, police said. She was released without bail at her arraignment late Wednesday. Banks, who grew up in Harlem, was charged with third-degree assault, third-degree attempted assault, disorderly conduct and second-degree harassment, according to the criminal complaint. The victim suffered redness and swelling but refused medical attention, and a temporary order of protection was issued. Banks’ next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 2. An attorney for Banks did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Banks, a Harlem native, has publicly feuded with several other celebrities. She released her album “Broke with Expensive Taste” last year. By Alison Fox firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.