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Azealia Banks, rapper, charged with biting bouncer’s breast, punching her

Azealia Banks performs on stage at Wireless Festival

Azealia Banks performs on stage at Wireless Festival at Finsbury Park in London on July 5, 2014. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Tim P. Whitby

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.


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