Prosecutor claims that Azealia Banks once arrested for slashing sister’s neck

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 08:  Azealia Banks performs during 2013 Governors Ball Music Festival at Randall's Island on June 8, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
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Azealia Banks is currently on trial facing assault and harassment charges for a 2015 incident at a New York’s nightclub, where she allegedly bit the breast of a bouncer after being removed from the club. Now this is where it gets tricky, prosecutors in the case being tried in Manhattan Criminal Court want to use the Harlem MC’s controversial past against her, including a 2009 domestic dispute involving her sister, according to the New York Daily News. Banks pleaded guilty to attempted assault in the 2009 case; however, because she was 17 at the time, Banks was given special treatment.

Assistant DA Shea Donato told Daily News that the prosecutors will try to use this incident in the current trial to highlight Banks’ violent history.