A judge issued an arrest warrant for rapper Azealia Banks after she was unable to attend court for an incident that occurred back in 2015.
According to Pitchfork, on Monday Banks failed to appear in court to face charges of misdemeanor assault, attempted assault, and disorderly conduct.
Those charges are a result of an incident from 2015 where she allegedly punched and bit the breasts of a nightclub security guard after she was prevented from entering a private party at “Up&Down” in New York City.
The entertainment attorney that is representing Banks released a statement stating that she had the court dates mixed up and was unable to appear because she is currently in Europe.
The statement read:
“Azealia Banks mistakenly believed she had a court appearance on March 8 instead of March 6.
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.”
Prior to the incident at “Up&Down” Banks was caught in a similar situation, where she was accused of allegedly attacking another security guard at a Los Angeles nightclub.
Nonetheless, Banks avoided any charges as it was determined there was not enough evidence.