Azealia Banks has failed to turn up for a court hearing for allegedly biting a female nightclub bouncer's breast.
The controversial rapper was scheduled to appear at a court session in New York City on Monday (06.03.17) in relation to the incident in 2015, when she is alleged to have attacked a nightclub bouncer after being denied entry to the Up&Down nightspot in Manhattan.
But rather than appearing in court, the outspoken rapper sent a note to her lawyer, according to the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column.
The note read: "I can be back tomorrow if the court needs it."
As a result of Azealia's failure to appear in court, the controversial musician has been issued with a bench warrant, otherwise known as a failure-to-appear or FTA by the judge.
The '212' hitmaker became embroiled in the row after she was denied entry to the club because she she did not have the correct entry stamp.
Azealia, 25, was told she could get the entry stamp from upstairs, but things took an unpleasant turn when she came across two bouncers - one male and one female - who said they didn't recognise the musician.
And despite her best efforts to explain who she was, the ensuing argument turned physical as the bouncers escorted Azealia from the premises.
As this was happening, Azealia is accused of biting the female bouncer while screaming at the top of her voice.
The incident in New York City came shortly after Azealia was involved in a physical confrontation with a bouncer at the Break Room 86 in Los Angeles, when she was asked to leave the club on account of her unruly behaviour.
The clash was captured on CCTV cameras, but the Los Angeles City Attorney ultimately rejected the case due to a lack of evidence.
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