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Rapper Azealia Banks arrested after punching, biting security guard at club: sources

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Harlem-raised rapper Azealia Banks was arrested at a Manhattan club yesterday morning. (Photo; Getty Images)

Harlem-raised rapper Azealia Banks was arrested at a Manhattan club yesterday morning. (Photo; Getty Images)

WEST VILLAGE, Manhattan – Rapper Azealia Banks was arrested after allegedly getting into a vicious fight with a bouncer at a Manhattan club early Wednesday.

It happened at Up&Down Club on 244 W 14th St. around 12:45 a.m.

According to police sources, 24-year-old Banks got into a dispute with bouncers – but as she was being ejected became verbally abusive and then punched female security guard, before biting her breast.

The security guard suffered swelling and redness to her breast.

The Harlem-raised artist faces assault, disorderly conduct and harassment charges, sources said.

Banks is awaiting arraignment.