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One of the biggest, craziest stories to come from Azealia Banks of the past few years — even by the standards of consistently insane Azealia Banks stories — was the news almost a year ago that she was tossed out of a party that Russell Crowe was holding.
Azealia Banks said that Russell spit at her and raked her fellow partygoer and business partner RZA over the coals for refusing to come to her aid. At the time, RZA sided with Russell Crowe and refused to back up Banks’ story. But on a new interview with The Breakfast Club the rapper finally confirmed that Russell spat toward the rapper.
“Yup. He spit at her. I saw that. He didn’t spit on her,” he said.
However, RZA maintained that Crowe was justified in removing Banks from the party. He said that she threatened him and then looked like she was going to make good on her threats. He also deflected criticism for not standing up for Banks.
“He apologized to me but the night was crazy, bro,” he said, before cutting off the conversation. “I don’t wanna relive it. But it was super duper awkward.”
Azealia, for her part, was not having RZA’s side-stepping.
“UNTIL HE IS READY TO APOLOGIZE [TO ME] PUBLICLY, HE CAN GO BACK TO SUCKING RUSSELL CROWE’S D*CK FOR INVITES TO HOLLYWOOD PARTIES,” she wrote on Instagram.
Good to see everybody getting along.
Wo what stared this whole thing? RZA brought Banks along to a party at Russell Crowe’s house back in 2016. After Russell and Banks got into an argument about the music, party guests say that Azealia said the following:
“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.”
At that point, Crowe tossed her out. He may or may not have tossed in a slur for good measure. It’s hard to say, as the accounts differ on what was said and who started the altercation. Then again, with his past… we wouldn’t doubt it.
The reanimated beef with RZA isn’t even Azealia’s first feud this week. She went back and forth with Instagram comedian Jess Hilarious — who seems to be a trouble magnet — over some offhand remarks that Hilarious made in a news recap.
“You trying to make it onto the big screen with these daily audition tapes. Buckle down and write a real script,” she wrote on Instagram. “It will get you further than the chitlin circuit.”
Hilarious responded, calling her “Azealia No Bank” before going in in a video rant.
“B*tch mad at me because her tickets $16 on Groupon,” she said. “B*tch I can’t make that up. I told you my news is real, b*tch. My comedy show tickets is more than your concert tickets. B*tch, you giving them away and they still ain’t selling out.”
Watch The Interview
Check out video of RZA’s interview and a talk with TMZ up top. Now that RZA has confirmed that some of her story was true, does it bring other Azealia stories back from the dead? Are all the times that we doubted her now called into question? Is Azealia really not crazy, she’s just unafraid to holler when she sees someone doing her wrong?
Well, we have no way to know. Unless all the other people that Azealia has feuded with decide to come forward almost a year after their beef started. With the way that Banks hands out fights, it should keep the public apology train rolling for quite some time.
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