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Warrant Issue For Azealia Banks Arrest After Missing Court Case

Azealia Banks could find herself back behind bars when she returns to the United States from Parish Fashion Week.

The controversial Harlem rapper missed a court date on March 4th and a judge issued a warrant for her arrest. According to Pitchfork, she was due in court for disorderly conduct and harassment violations, as well as, charges of misdemeanor assault and attempted assault.

Her legal troubles stemmed from a 2015 incident at a New York nightclub where she got into a fight with a female guard. Banks is accused of punching the woman and biting her on her breast. Azealia Banks attorney issued a statement explaining why she missed her court date.

“Azealia Banks mistakenly believed she had a court appearance on March 8 instead of March 6,” the statement reads. “She was in France for Fashion week due to meetings and other social gatherings and was not able to arrange her flight in time to appear today. She apologizes and will apologize in person to the Court for missing her scheduled hearing. In addition, she attempted to appear via a New York Attorney and through a close family member. Ms. Banks will go to the department to remedy the situation as soon as possible. Again, she apologizes for the inconvenience that may have caused the Department.”

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