RZA breaks his silence about Azealia Banks and Russell Crowe altercation
A lot of haziness has surrounded the details of a fight between young New York rapper, Azealia Banks, and actor Russell Crowe. At the time, Azealia was the guest of legendary Wu-Tang Clan rapper, actor and director, RZA. Though silent for some time, RZA felt he needed to respond publicly after receiving flack for associating with Banks. But for those who bought Banks’s fabricated story, they attacked RZA for associating with a racist, woman hitting Russell Crowe. RZA tells his side of the story in a long Facebook post and interview with “TMZ Live.”
“Before the night is over Azealia is insulting half the room she becomes loud and obnoxious.” RZA announced on Facebook, “There was nothing funny about her behavior. I felt a little embarrassed because she was my guest.” Keep reading to get the whole story…
RZA Went Out on a Limb
In his Facebook post, RZA tells how he extended a helping hand to Azealia. He helped her with nearly everything. According to RZA, “A few weeks ago Azealia hit me up for some economic help and bong I gave a helping hand. She then followed up asking me to help her get a record deal. I called a friend and bong a record deal was on the table… I advised her to stay focus, leave social media and tabloids alone and let your music and art do your talking. She then hits me for a ticket to LA to work and Bong I comply. She then needs a place to stay and bong I put her in a hotel.”
I mean bong bong. How does Azealia receive so much help from a rap god and just flush it down the toilet by hurling slander and insults back at him? No grace. No gratitude. Nothing. RZA deserves nothing but her deepest thanks, but that’s not how Banks operates.
RZA Brings Us the Deets
RZA’s post continues, shelling out details of the night in question.
“Still verbal abuse can be tolerated but when it goes physical…
Azealia threaten to cut a girl in the face with a glass, then actually grabs a glass and physically attacks for no logical reason. Russell blocked the attack and expelled her from the suite. Seeing is believing and I saw her behave as an obnoxious erratic individual and in the circles I frequent this was unprecedented. I was totally puzzles by her and thought maybe meds or booze or something had her zoned out.”
He also went on TMZ and told us that Russell did not choke her or use the n bomb at all, even though Azealia was throwing insults and swinging violently. He said he did spit in her direction, but it came closer to hitting him as he was in the middle of the two outside of the hotel room.
Azealia Banks Has Zero Class
His post continued and he addressed the fictitious version of the story that Banks told on social media. She insults and slanders both RZA and Russell Crowe, calling Crowe a racist, woman beater, and the RZA a chump (even after all that help he extended her way, she calls him, the RZA, a chump. That doesn’t even make sense. It doesn’t get much trashier).
“I’m not trying to protect Russell from anything he is a man of his own Caliber,” RZA continues in his post. “My art, talent and success speaks for it self and Azealia’s recent slander of me and self victimization reflect’s the personality of the person that was in that room that night.”