Azealia Banks Resurfaces Abuse Allegations Against Dave Holmes, Coldplay's Manager

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Yesterday, Azealia Banks went to Instagram to recount a story of abuse at the hands of her former boyfriend Dave Holmes, who is also Coldplay’s manager.

Banks opened the story talking about how her on-and-off relationship with Holmes, who was 43 years old when they were seeing each other, then details (in the third person) an altercation between her and Holmes that became violent. She wrote on Instagram:

The fight gets nasty, with her throwing rocks through glass windows and him dragging her by her hair and throwing her into a freezing cold shower. During the headlock she cuts the inside of her lip on her teeth and begins to spit blood. Her friend comes to pick her up and take her home where she cries for hours and doesn’t sleep a wink.


This accusation isn’t the first one that Banks levied against Holmes. Five years ago she tweeted and later deleted comments that said “ColdPlay’s manager Dave Holmes is a piece of s-–. Second time he has put his f—– hands on me.” She also tweeted and deleted this: “ You know how someone lets you down once…And you give them another chance, and they let you down again? And you feel stupid…Because you knew better? A Jealous Man is a Dangerous man.” 

We reached out to both parties and will update if we receive a comment.

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