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Azealia Banks won't be charged for assaulting a security guard

2016-02-02 16:00

Los Angeles - Azealia Banks will not be charged for allegedly assaulting a security guard.

The 24-year-old was arrested following an incident at Los Angeles nightclub Break Room 86 in October 2015, but despite the altercation being caught on camera, the matter won't be taken any further.

According to TMZ, the Los Angeles City Attorney rejected the case because of a lack of evidence and because it is unclear who the initial aggressor was.

The 212 hitmaker and her friends were asked to leave the nightspot for being "unruly" and the rapper allegedly tried to pull the fire alarm as she left, prompting a security guard to grab her.

After her pals pulled him off her, she could be seen on the video jumping on him and hitting him repeatedly.

Azealia was also arrested in December for allegedly attacking a female security guard outside a New York club.

She was said to have punched the woman and bitten her on the breast outside Meatpacking club Up&Down after getting into a dispute with bouncers and being thrown out at around 00:30.

The rapper has now been offered a plea deal after appearing in court on Monday.

Despite the seriousness of the case, the brunette diva didn't seem bothered and appeared to be more interested in her phone as she took photographs of the courtroom, according to the New York Post's Page Six column.

As she left the courtroom, Azealia - who didn't immediately take the deal - pulled out her mobile phone again and began taking pictures of waiting photographers.

She yelled: "Just trying to get my exclusive," before one of her pals, who was acting as her security guard, allegedly shoved a paparazzo and ushered the rapper into the car.

In September, she was caught on video branding a flight attendant a "fucking faggot" and defended herself on Twitter, insisting she isn't homophobic and alleging she would have been treated differently if she was white.

She wrote: "I am bisexual. my brother is trans. My employees are all gay men. . Nothing else to say.

"Cause yall KNOW, that they would've politely handed a white woman her bags and a spritzer. #whatever (sic)"

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