Tuesday, 7 March 2017

MPNAIJA GIST:Azealia Banks Issued Arrest Warrant After Missing Court Date For Assault Charges


According to a statement from her lawyer, Azealia was at Paris Fashion Week during her scheduled court appearance.
After she missed a court date Monday, Azealia Banks is now facing an arrest warrant from a New York judge, reports Pitchfork. The rapper was set to appear in court for misdemeanor assault and attempted assault charges for a 2015 incident in which she is said to have “spit in the [a bouncer’s] face before biting the same woman in the


According to a statement from Banks’ entertainment lawyer, her client was confused as to which day she was set to appear. Read the statement via Pitchfork below. Azealia Banks mistakenly believed she had a court appearance on March 8th instead of March 6th.
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,” Vafa wrote in an email. “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.


More updates to come as information arrives.

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