By Noah Yoo.
Earlier today, a judge issued a bench warrant for Azealia Banks after the singer failed to appear for a scheduled court date in relation to her 2015 arrest. Banks was due to make an appearance in court to face misdemeanor assault and attempted assault charges in addition to disorderly conduct and harassment violations. Now, Pitchfork has learned from Banks’ California entertainment lawyer that she mistakenly believed her court appearance was for March 8 instead of today, March 6, and that she was in Paris attending Paris Fashion Week. In a statement, he said:
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,” 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.
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