Rapper Banks arrested?

LOS ANGELES: American rap star Azealia Banks has been reportedly arrested in New York.

The 212 hitmaker punched and bit a female security guard during an altercation at the Up&Down club, where Banks was attending a party, reported New York Post.

She was arrested on a misdemeanour charge of third-degree assault. The news comes just two months after the 24-year-old singer allegedly assaulted a security guard at a club in Los Angeles in October.

Reports suggest the latest drama began when bouncers at the club failed to recognise Banks as she arrived at the invite-only party. She managed to get in but was thrown out a short time later after allegedly spitting at a bouncer. Police arrived at the party and Banks was arrested and taken to the Sixth Precinct police station and held there for evaluation.