RZA Responds To Azealia Banks Over Russell Crowe Drama

Published: Friday 21st Oct 2016 by David

Azealia Banks former business partner RZA has stepped out to share his side of her Russell Crowe-fronted story.

Banks accused him of doing nothing after Crowe is said to have picked her up, spat at her and called her the N-word.

Quite interestingly, despite blasting Banks behaviour, much of RZA’s position falls in line with Banks….much to Crowe’s horror.

Full story below…

He took to Facebook to share:

Normally I don’t respond to negative social media attacks towards me. Yet in this case of Azealia Banks I’m compelled to respond.
Firstly I only wish the best for her and any struggling artist in this complex industry.
Azealia was brought to my attention while I was casting my next Film Coco. I heard the rumors of her problems in the industry but disregarded them with the rationality everyone is innocent until proven guilty. So my producer and I fought for her to be in the film and we succeeded. During the filming process things ran smooth and she delivered. Thus my only experience with her had been professional. The only brief social moment was at the wrap party. Therefore “I HAD NO REAL EXPERIENCE OF HER SOCIAL BEHAVIOR…”
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. The only clause my buddy gave was I be the filter because the word is “she is volatile”.
I called her and told her a deal was in the workings. She immediately, prematurely went to social media and claimed she signed a deal with RZA Yet no deal was signed.
I didn’t respond or comment to her post because I’m not the type to stop the hustle.
I actually wanted her to win.
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 returned to LA shortly after and we scheduled a meeting.
I invited her to meet me at the BHH Polo Lounge. Yet I head also planned on spending some time with my Buddy RC in his suite so I ask him can she join. He says “cool Bobby” so I invited her.
Before the night is over Azealia is insulting half the room she becomes loud and obnoxious.
There was nothing funny about her behavior. I felt a little embarrassed because she was my guest.
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.
Nevertheless I made sure she got home safe.
I did not hear Russell call her a N::gg::::
I’m not trying to protect Russell from anything he is a man of his own Caliber.
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.
I have a wife, daughters, sisters and females on my staff so I protect women everyday.
I pray none of them ever behave the way I witnessed Azealia Banks behaved that night.


Hurt, Banks responded with:


One wonders how all of this will affect the release of their collaborative movie project ‘Coco.’

Your thoughts?

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  1. The Voice October 21, 2016

    Ugh..Can someone please send this bish to North Korea.

    • FAF October 21, 2016

      I told u lmaoooo god Damn B**** couldn’t even wait 6mos!! Not only did he not sign her
      She needed him to sponsor her
      And now she’s shooting herself in the foot

      I’m starting to think she has a drinking problem she clearly can’t control herself

      • Hillary October 21, 2016

        A drinking problem or a mental disorder. He even said that in his circles he’s never seen a person behave that way. I think she needs to see a doctor because her behavior is the same as a person with Borderline Personality Disorder. And that’s gonna end badly if she doesn’t get help. People with that illness cannot take criticism and anytime they feel embarrassed or unaccepted they lash out and then regret it later because they realize how they acted. She’s a textbook candidate. Always making other people the bad guy, impulsive & black & white thinking, unable to handle emotions, self-damaging behavior, etc. My grandma has BPD and about a decade ago before she began taking medication for it, she had the same social stigma as Ms. Banks.

  2. Bitchpleaseeee October 21, 2016

    Still doesn’t mak sense to me!!
    People don’t just start misbehaving so what actually triggered her to the point of being utterly obnoxious????
    Maybe something went on RZA wasn’t aware???

    • The Voice October 21, 2016

      Stop being so naive, we’re talking about Banks here..not a normal individual. This bish is Bellevue crazy.

      • BCinKS October 21, 2016

        Naw, she’s Arkham crazy. She’s like Harley Quinn.

      • Bitchpleasssseeeeee October 21, 2016

        Innocent until proven guilty so please give everyone a chance regardless of what you may have against them. Btw it takes one to one so take that!!!?✌?️

    • MUSICHEAD October 21, 2016

      Regardless of what may or may not have happened, this girl has a documented history of being violent and abusive. Most of the situations she involves herself in become volatile because she does not exercise self control. Her reputation is now ruined beyond repair and no judge or legal authority will side with her on this matter. She’s done!

      • Black Love October 21, 2016

        “Documented history of being violent.” Please provide three examples.

    • XYZ October 21, 2016

      Or she’s just a crazy ass b**** that’s mental

  3. MUSICHEAD October 21, 2016

    At the end of the day, your reputation can either make you or break you. Even outside of the celebrity world, be careful of how you present yourself in public. Even on social media.

  4. #JACKIE October 21, 2016

    Who cares?

    • ILC October 21, 2016

      Is that Laverne C** or Ciara in your avi? Either way, he is bleached down ? smh.

      • Yoncé The Great October 21, 2016

        #fainted ROTFLMBGAO

      • #JACKIE October 21, 2016

        Hmmm… it’s someone who actually carried a baby in her uterus bxtch.

  5. ILC October 21, 2016

    Is that Laverne C** or Ciara in your avi? Either way, he is bleached down ? smh.

  6. Indie October 21, 2016

    After hearing a lot of the story’s the puzzle is starting to make sense.. According to Azealia, Russell was being Mr Bi shot cos it was his party, certain people decided that they were going to tell her about herself and put her in her place, she’s admitted she was was saying some isn as she says he was saying some isn to her, but he got wound up cos she was sharper than he was, she also admitted to using the N word herself but said that is not an excuse for him.. Azealia has a thing for older white men she has admitted that and Ruseell tweeted her latest track, so… I’m thinking did this start off as a flirtatious thing then get nasty cos of his advances? Azealia HAS NOT been know for a history of violence that is bull! We all now she has the worst mouth though in the history of pop Culture! The bottom line is RZA wasn’t there to see what got her angry but he witnessed when she lost the plot, Is that any excuse for Russell to put his hands on her? Did she threaten someone with a glass? And if so why? Bottom line is as a fan, I’m gutted that her and RZA have fallen out, messy things haooen at partys all the time, Azealia is a Diva and Russell has a been know for racist comments in the past so both of them are probably at fault, I’m just upset that this may mean we’ll never see Coco and that AB will be even more delayed on releasing knew music…

    • Abel Minaj October 21, 2016

      Sis she bit someone in the titttie…

      • Yoncé The Great October 21, 2016

        They deserve each other.

      • Indie October 21, 2016

        Oh word? I didn’t know about that, my bad…

  7. Chileplease October 21, 2016

    Put her in a room with Chris Brown. I wanna see what happens lol

    • Danny Beys October 21, 2016


  8. Jj. October 21, 2016

    Ezra is very clear and truthful. Banks is a liar and trying to destroy an Oscar winner is a career ender on top of dissing her boss that gave her a chance in a movie I would recast and show her exam don’t need her I hate her for the fuckery

  9. Suicide Blonde October 21, 2016

    She’s so beautiful and talented but has so many mental issues, such a shame.

  10. The Legend Called Missy Elliott October 21, 2016

    Bish I 2 cans short of a six pack.

    • The Legend Called Missy Elliott October 21, 2016


  11. Yoncé The Great October 21, 2016

    She is talented and has mental issues, but beautiful she is not.

  12. Flykiid October 21, 2016

    Now, i love my AB down! but i just wish she’d stop with the social media antics. The most successful rappers rarely ever spoke of their trials and tribulations in interviews or on social media, they put it in then music! Lyrically she’s a beast, she has flows for days, a voice that many would kill for & an immense amount of potential. She has so much to say and to be honest; most of the time she’s ‘right on the ball’ however, her message is often eclipsed by her delivery. i dont find her to be mentally disturbed like people have implied, i just feel shes frustrated and maybe just a tad bit cynical. She may even be dealing with anxiety. Furthermore I’m still rooting and praying for her, once she starts implementing these frustrations, views & feelings of inequality within her music, she will be a PROBLEM! But she has to stop with the social media bs she’d be better off just writing a book -at least then she could fully explain herself. Even in this altercation, no one would have ever known this occurred if she hadn’t put it out there & now she’s facing the backlash.

  13. BOOBIE October 21, 2016

    She’s over. Such a sad outcome to a talented artist. I believed her at first but now after RZA’s explanation I truly believe she has mental illness and needs help before it’s too late.

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    • Fancy BISH October 21, 2016

      Chile, this isn’t the Slauson Swap Meet lol

  15. Chile Please!!! October 21, 2016

    I still love her music regardless of her fawkery….but she really needs to stop SERIOUSLY!! She digging holes for herself & burning bridges before she can show the world how talented she is. She’s gonna fawk around & ain’t nobody gonna wanna deal with her. SMH! Come on babes get that attitude in check & just drop that hot shyt you’ve been droppin!

  16. FASHION_ICON ~ Anti&Lemonade October 21, 2016

    That b**** is crazy….art, talent, and all is not enough to make you a start when will people get it ?
    Being successful is a combination of a lot more and the behaviour matter a lot

  17. October 21, 2016

    sigh, i’m not picking any sides in this ill just leave it at that.

  18. Fancy BISH October 21, 2016

    “Firstly I only wish the best for her and any struggling artist in this complex industry.” -RZA
    “A few weeks ago Azealia hit me up for some economic help…” -RZA
    “She then needs a place to stay and bong I put her in a hotel.” -RZA
    “I was totally puzzle(d) by her and thought maybe meds…” -RZA
    RZA, your tea was exquisite lol

  19. SdotB October 21, 2016

    “Quite interestingly, despite blasting Banks behaviour, much of RZA’s position falls in line with Banks….much to Crowe’s horror.”

    I’m sorry, please correct me if I’m wrong, but am I reading the same thing? Where in RZA’s response does it show him being in line with Banks, much to Crowe’s horror?? I took it as him being directly in line with Crowe, much to Bank’s horror, which is the reason why she went on to continue bashing him…someone please clarify, thx

  20. Blue Ivy Rod October 21, 2016

    I believe Banks, everything just makes her out to be the typical mad black woman. Don’t get me wrong she isn’t innocent girl by any means, she isn’t violent but rude and reckless is her. She often defends rather attacks and if you think about all of her altercations its her thinking someone is coming at her or is coming at her. I beleive Russel did some foul ish and she wasn’t having it.

    • The Legend Called Missy Elliott October 22, 2016

      You stupid af then. Just because they are black doesn’t mean you have to defend them every single time.

  21. Ghalo October 21, 2016

    I think she is a victim of inception. Someone planted the idea that she has talent deep in her subconscious mind.

    Now she is awake and living the nightmare of a world that seems indifferent to her genius and doesn’t accept that dozens of artists have ripped her off.

  22. ROCK October 21, 2016

    She is done.

  23. e Nowqd Redv dibut it ash trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremixi October 22, 2016

    She’ll always be a hot mess Liar

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