UPDATE // MARCH 16:
It appears Azealia Banks worked out a deal with the judge who issued a bench warrant for her arrest earlier this month after she was a no-show for her court appearance in the assault case with a female security guard.
According to Rolling Stone, Banks pled guilty to third-degree assault in exchange for a deferred no-jail sentence.
If Banks finds herself in trouble with the law again or fails to complete a court-mandated anger management program, she could face jail time. If the rapper is successful, her assault charge will be reduced to disorderly conduct – which is legally considered a violation and not a crime.
EARLIER // MARCH 6:
A judge issued a bench warrant for Azealia Banks after the rapper failed to appear in court.
In 2015, Banks was arrested outside of a Manhattan nightclub after allegedly biting and punching a female security guard. Following the altercation, Banks was charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor; she was reportedly denied entry into a party.
A series of bizarre controversies have occurred since then, but we don't have time to get into all of that.
Today (March 6), the "Crown" rapper was scheduled to appear in court regarding the matter, but was a no-show. TMZ reports a judge reacted by issuing a bench warrant for her arrest.