Azealia won't allow anyone to lie on her
RZA and Azealia Banks may not be on speaking terms right now, but he’s got a lot of great things to say about her. All Azealia in return is for RZA to “drop dead.” Ah, unrequited love is so sad…
It looks like the crazy drama that happened one night last year hasn’t died down for Azealia yet. She can’t focus on her new film (that RZA directed) until she gets an apology that may possibly never come.
It all went down in October 2016. RZA was invited to a small dinner party of less than 15 people hosted by actor Russell Crowe. Since he was just beginning to mentor her in music and in film, RZA asked the young, upcoming artist Azealia Banks to join him at the Beverly Hills Hotel soiree.
The elegant dinner party turned into a horrible nightmare for everyone there though. The discrepancy about who was at fault is on-going.
Some of the guests said that Azealia came in acting “erratically.” According to them, she called some of the guests “boring white men” for their music choices. When an offended female guest tried to quiet her down, Azealia said, “You would love it if I broke my glass, stabbed you guys in the throat, and blood would squirt everywhere like some real Tarantino s**t.”
She may have also dropped the N Bomb a few times, and she may have also tried to break a glass. In response to her behavior, Russell bear-hugged her and tossed her out of the room. She was then escorted out by security.
Azalea, though, said that none of that happened. According to the Broke with Expensive Taste singer, she was the victim in the case.
“Russell Crowe’s just like, ‘Oh, you haven’t done anything with your career.’ And I’m just like, ‘Well, nobody’s checkin’ for you right now, so let’s just settle down.’ And then when I said that, the whole table was like, ‘Oh my god, how dare you!’” she claimed.
She also alleged that he then spit on her, called her the N Word, and forced her out of the room.
RZA knew that it would all come down to him, since he invited her. He released a statement on the event:
“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 puzzled by her and thought maybe meds or booze or something had her zoned out. 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…”
He claimed that Azealia did, in fact, threaten to cut another guest with a glass and picked up a glass to do it… before Russell kicked her out.
RZA is about to release his film Love Beats Rhymes, featuring Azealia Banks in the lead role. He’s promoting the movie as well as Wu-Tang Clan’s new album The Saga Continues.
RZA had a spot on The Breakfast Club to discuss of the topics. When it came time to talk about Azealia’s behavior at that party and how she did in the movie, he said,
“I heard about [Banks’] history, but when she came to work for me, she did her job every day. She’s a natural talent. I was very angry at a point, but I can’t be angry at her talent. [That night] takes nothing away from the great talent that she is or the talent that she delivered in this film. When people see what she does, I think they’re going to have a new respect for her.”
That wasn’t what Azealia wanted to hear from her former mentor. Azealia wrote on social media,
“RZA has to stop talking about me in the media. Until he is ready to apologize to me publicly, he can go back to sucking Russell Crowe’s d**k for invites to Hollywood parties. Nobody understands how badly I wanted to die the moment RZA lied and told the world I deserved to be spat [on]. People laughed at me and said I lied. “[RZA,] I hope you drop dead.”
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