The little shred of credibility combative rapper Azealia Banks had just went out the window now that RZA has come forward with his version of what happened the night he brought Banks to Russell Crowe’s hotel suite for a little get together. Like every other source present at the party has said about the incident, the Wu-Tang producer confirms that it was indeed Banks who was the obnoxious party pooper and not Crowe.
RZA says in a Facebook post that he did indeed invite Banks over to Russell Crowe’s suite and that Banks embarrassed him by being brash, crude and violent. Pretty much what she’s known for now. “Before the night is over Azealia is insulting half the room she becomes loud and obnoxious,” RZA explains.
Banks’ verbal abuse was “tolerated” but things got worse from there. RZA says the 26-year-old rapper then threatened to “cut a girl in the face with glass and then actually grabbed a glass and physically attacks for no logical reason.” The attack was stopped by Russell Crowe who later threw her out for behaving erratically. RZA didn’t have a clue what the hell was up with Banks, writing on Facebook, “I was totally puzzles by her and thought maybe meds or booze or something had her zoned out.” RZA is adamant that contrary to Azealia’s claims, Crowe did not call her by any racial slurs. “I did not hear Russell call her [N-Word]. I’m not trying to protect Russell from anything he is a man of his own Caliber.”
You’re probably thinking why in the hell would RZA even link up with someone as off-center as Azealia Banks. Well, the producer believes in “innocent until proven guilty.”
RZA claims he met Azealia Banks for the first time while casting for his movie Coco. Banks’ reputation as being a handful made her an extremely hard sell to executives, but RZA fought to have her in the movie. Apparently, things went fine. “During the filming process, things ran smooth and she delivered,” RZA admitted. “Thus my only experience with her had been professional.”
The 47-year-old hitmaker claims Azealia reached out to him for “economic help” later which he assisted her with which then led to her asking for help scoring a record deal. RZA says he pitched in and got Banks a deal despite being warned that she was every bit “volatile.” However, despite her social media posts about being signed, Banks never signed her record contract. “I didn’t respond or comment to her post because I’m not the type to stop the hustle.”
Speaking as a husband, father and brother, RZA concludes that he hopes that none of the women is his life ever “behave” as coo for coco puffs as Banks did that night.